‘Best of Versatility and Comfort’
The EC155 B1 is Eurocopter’s high end 5-ton twin-engine helicopter. It is an enhanced version of the proven Dauphin family and boasts the most advanced technologies available. The EC155 B1 has a five-bladed Spheriflex® rotor head with an extremely low vibration level. 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. The pilot’s workload is minimized by the aircraft’s quality Human Machine Interface, the most intuitive glass cockpit available, its single-pilot Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability and its unique Eurocopter 4-axis autopilot. The first of its kind to be developed specifically for helicopters, this autopilot system was another Eurocopter technological breakthrough and remains the best available in the world. Its outstanding functionality and user friendliness allow the pilot to fully concentrate on the mission during all flight phases over the full flight envelope, showcasing the EC155’s excellent hover stability and its smooth high-speed flight. Other cutting edge technologies include Terrain Awareness Display, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System and satellite phone.
The EC155 B1 is equipped with two Turbomeca Arriel 2C2 turbine engines, which are fitted with Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) for fully automated One Engine Inoperative (OEI) safety. Thanks to its significant power, the EC155 B1 delivers a long range as well as the fastest cruising speed in its class. The cabin comfortably seats 12 passengers plus 2 pilots or, in its luxurious VIP configuration, 8 passengers and 2 pilots. Its exceptional roominess, comfort, speed, endurance and effectiveness make this aircraft a truly versatile helicopter ideally suited for the widest range of missions, including VIP and corporate transportation, long-haul offshore operations and inter-rig shuttle transportation, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Search And Rescue (SAR), Police, Special Forces and other governmental roles.
‘At the Top of its Class’
The EC155 B1 offers more cabin space and power than others in its class. Its versatility makes it ideal for any type of mission. Some 60 customers in 28 countries have chosen the EC155. Nearly 1,000 Dauphins have been delivered all around the world, logging 4,780,000 total flight hours - the fleet leader having accumulated 26,000 flight hours. Eurocopter’s commitment to constant innovation has kept the EC155 at the forefront of technology and effectiveness.
|Passenger transportation||1 or 2 pilots + up to 12 passengers with comfort seats|
|1 or 2 pilots + up to 9 pasengers with corporate layout|
|1 pilot + 6 passengers (high density version)|
|Medevac transport||1 or 2 pilots + 2 stretchers and 4 pax/attendants|
|Cargo||1 pilot + 3 m3 (105.9 ft3) in the cabin|
|Maximum take-off weight||4,920 kg / 10,846 lbs|
|Useful load||2,301 kg / 5,073 lbs|
|Sling capacity||1,600 kg / 3,527 lbs|
|Engines||2 Turbomeca Arriel 2C2 turbine engines|
|PERFORMANCE at MTOW, ISA|
|Maximum speed (Vne), SL||324 km/h / 175 kts|
|Fast cruise speed at 6,000 ft||278 km/h / 150 kts|
|Maximum range with standard tanks at recommended cruise speed||784 km / 423 nm|
|Maximum range with optional auxiliary tanks at recommended cruise speed||905 km / 489 nm|
The data set forth in this document is for informational purposes only and may vary with conditions. For performance data and operating limitations reference see approved flight manual and all related documentation.
The EC155 B1 airframe is constructed of highly resistant, corrosion-proof composite materials and light alloys. With its all-composite rotors, Spheriflex® main rotor head and Fenestron® tail rotor, the EC155 B1 has the lowest vibration and noise signature in its class. The EC155 B1 offers a fully intuitive glass cockpit with large LCD displays, which reduce the pilot’s workload, improve safety and facilitate maintenance. The superb Eurocopter designed 4-axis auto pilot gives outstanding hover performance in extreme conditions; in flight it holds altitude, speed and heading to the finest limits.
‘At the Forefront of New Technology’
Full Composite Main Rotor Blades
Five - Bladed Rotor Head Spheriflex®
Low Noise Fenestron® Tail Rotor
Turbomeca Arriel 2C2 Engines
The Most Modern Integrated Cockpit
Elegantly designed and ready to meet the needs of each customer, the efficient EC155 B1 represents beauty and functionality combined. The form of the EC155 B1, from its distinctive nose to its rear “dorsal fin”, clearly distinguishes it as a member of the exclusive Dauphin family. The high-set main rotor and shrouded tail rotor enhance safety for boarding passengers and for ground crew. The two extra wide passenger doors with full-length boarding steps facilitate easy access to the cabin, and the large baggage compartment may be conveniently accessed from both sides of the aircraft, allowing quick loading of bulky luggage. In flight, passengers appreciate the panoramic view offered by the large windows. The EC155 B1’s state-of-the-art glass cockpit and avionics considerably reduce the pilot’s workload.
‘Smooth Flying in Style’
The wide unobstructed cabin can accommodate 2 pilots and up to
12 passengers in comfort configuration, up to 9 passengers incorporate configuration and up to 8 passengers in VIP configuration. The fully-modular, spacious interior, characterized by its fluid design, is outfitted with extra-thick insulation and special flooring.
High-end options include soft leather club seats, power sources for laptops, adjustable reading lights, cabin air-conditioning as well as air outlets for each passenger. VIP amenities can include satcom and in-flight entertainment to increase on-board comfort.
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Oil and Gas
As the leading helicopter supplier to the Oil and Gas industry worldwide, Eurocopter offers with the EC155 B1 the most cost-efficient helicopter of its class, as it has been designed to ensure low maintenance costs. Merging the modernity of its design with the experience of the Dauphin family, the EC155 B1’s unwavering reliability ensures high operational availability.
‘Workhorse for the Oil & Gas Industry’
The cutting-edge digital avionics, exclusive 4-axis auto-pilot and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) of the EC155B1 reduce pilot workload and enhance safety even in the roughest weather conditions. It more than fulfills the most stringent safety requirements of oil and gas companies. In addition, its all-composite rotors, rotor head and famous Fenestron tail rotor make it the quietest midsized helicopter – a quality much appreciated by long-haul passengers and pilots.
Thanks to its high speed, its small D value (14.3 m/46.91 ft), its high set main rotor and shrouded tail rotor that enhance safety even on small and busy decks, the EC155 B1 is the ideal aircraft for long-haul operations and inter-rig shuttle transportation.
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EMS and SAR
The EC155 B1 offers high speed, long range, accessibility and safety with a large cabin for the best EMS and SAR performance. With its lightweight modular specialist mission equipment, configurations can be changed quickly and easily. The low vibration and noise levels ensure the best care for sick and injured patients. The advanced Human Machine Interface, state-of-the-art glass cockpit and unique Eurocopter 4-axis automatic flight control system maximize the pilot’s effectiveness for these most demanding missions, even in the worst conditions.
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‘When every second counts’
The large, unobstructed cabin offers enough room for multiple patients, medical personnel and materials, including bulky medical equipment, holding up to two stretchers with eight seats. Extra wide sliding doors and full-length boarding steps make loading hassle-free. The high-set main rotor and tail rotor allow for safe loading even while the rotors are turning. For Search and Rescue, the EC155 B1 can be fitted with a large range of equipment including electrical hoist, Electronic Optical System (TV camera/ IR camera) with downlink system, searchlight and rappelling system.
The EC155 B1's high speed and long endurance make it an ideal tool for law enforcement operations ranging from patrol to airborne surveillance. With the largest cabin and lift capacity in its class, the EC155 B1 can transport SWAT units of up to 12 members and equipment to the incident area. Sophisticated law enforcement equipment can easily be loaded into the large baggage compartment, accessible from either side of the helicopter. The EC155 B1 offers unmatched visibility and an incredibly discrete noise level for effective surveillance operations. Its state-of-the-art glass cockpit avionics display is compatible with night-vision goggles, which makes it fully available night and day. The EC155 B1 benefits from years of Dauphin family experience and has been
designed to ensure low maintenance costs while providing the
highest rate of availability.
EC155 can perform a variety of police missions:
- Traffic control
- Protecting sensitive sites
- Collecting photographic evidence
- Border patrol
- Air support to ground operations
- SWAT transport