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He Eurocopter EC120 Colibri is a five-seat, single-engine light helicopter designed and developed jointly by the companies EurocopterChina National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC), Harbin Aviation Industries (HAI) and Singapore Technologies Aerospace (STAero) at Eurocopter France's Marignane factory.

The wide cabin design of the Colibrí gives it excellent visibility, making it suitable for a wide variety of civilian missions, such as equipment transport, photography and filming, training, evacuation of the sick and corporate transportation.

In the medical evacuation role, the helicopter can carry a pilot, a stretcher and one or two paramedics. For transporting loads, the Colibri can transport a pilot and 2.94 m³ of volume or lift 700 kg by crane.

The Eurocopter EC120 B is mainly made of composite materials. It has a Turbomeca Arrius 2F engine, as well as a protected rotor, called Fenestron, making it a particularly quiet, agile and fast helicopter.

In addition to civilian roles, the Colibri is also used in military units for training, observation and light transport missions.


  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Ability: 4 passengers
  • Burden: 700kg (1543.24lb)
  • Length: 9.6m (31.4ft)
  • Main rotor diameter: 10.0 m (328 ft)
  • Height: 3.08 m (10.1 ft)
  • Empty weight: 965kg 
  • Loaded weight: 1,715kg
  • Powerplant: 1× Turbomeca Arrius 2F engine.
  • Internal fuel capacity: 75 liters
  • Fuel capacity in auxiliary tanks: 41 liters
  • Maximum speed: 277 km/h.
  • Cruise speed: 222 km/h.
  • Maximum distance: 710 km.
  • Autonomy: 3.5 hours.
  • Maximum operating altitude: 3,500 m.