Airbus Helicopters EC155: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Airbus Helicopters EC155 is a re-designated and updated version of the AS365 N4 Dauphin 2. The company developed the Airbus Helicopters X3 aircraft which is now in the Musee de L’Air at Paris Le Bourget.


Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, EMS

First delivery: 1999

World fleet: Over 90

Category: Twin Engine

List price: Approx $10m


Maximum speed (Vne): 175 kts 324 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed/Fast cruise (Vh): 143 kts 265 km/hr

Hover ceiling, In-Ground Effect (TOP): 6,210 ft 1,893 m

Hover ceiling, Out-of-Ground Effect (TOP): 2,840 ft 866 m

Service ceiling: 15,000 ft 4,572 m

Maximum range: 427 nm/791 km (no reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 10,846 lb 4,920 kg

Empty weight: 5,772 lb 2,618 kg

Useful load: 5,072 lb 2,301 kg

Passengers (crew): Up to 13 (one or two pilots)

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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