American Eurocopter’s EC155 brings together the best of both
worlds with regard to versatility and comfort. This medium twin-engine helicopter is designed
for a wide range of missions, including corporate, offshore transport, medical
evacuation, search and rescue and police operations.
The EC155 is the most technologically-advanced rotary-wing
aircraft in its category. It is powered
by two Turbomeca Arriel 2C2 engines, with safety and maintainability further
enhanced by the use of Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC). Its high speed is complemented by a low
external noise signature. Equipped with
Eurocopter’s famous Fenestron tail rotor, the EC155 B1 performs with a noise
level that falls 4.6 dB below ICAO level. It’s so quiet that passengers feel as if they
are travelling in a business jet.
In the U.S., EC155 customers include JLT Group Incorporated,
which has purchased six aircraft for deliveries beginning in 2010 to meet
clients’ needs in VIP, offshore and emergency medical evacuation.
Capacity: 12-13 passengers
Cruising Speed: 145 knots
Range: 529 miles
Baggage Capacity: 88 cu. ft.