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

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Airbus Helicopters EC155

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)