The Eurocopter EC155 is a long-range medium-lift passenger transport helicopter developed by Eurocopter. It first flew in 1997. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 13 passengers along with 1 or 2 crew, depending on customer configuration. It has a five-blade Spheriflex composite main rotor combined with the familiar shrouded Fenestron tail rotor to reduce vibration levels significantly. The helicopter can be fitted with an anti-icing system to enable the aircraft to operate in very cold climates. Eurocopter designed the EC155 originally with three configurations, however, another two configurations were added in 2005. The Passenger Transport version can carry 12 passengers in comfort seats or 13 passengers in utility seats, along with 1 or 2 crew. The VIP or Corporate Transport version has a VIP lounge with working space accommodating up to 8 executives. The Casualty Transport version can carry 2 stretchered patients with up to 4 seated medical staff, or 4 patients on stretchers plus 2 seated medical staff. The configurations added in 2005 were for Offshore operation and Police & Parapublic missions ranging from patrol, airborne surveillance, SAR and EMS, the helicopter being fitted with specific mission equipment for these duties. The helicopter is marketed for passenger transport, offshore support, VIP corporate transport and casualty transport duties.
This helicopter has registration " PH-EUB" is a B1 c/n 6802 PH-EUB CHC Helicopters Netherlands BV. Photographed at Den Helder De Kooy airport.
Photographed July 2009 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland
Here another helicopter of CHC Helicopters Netherlands BV is seen with registration "PH-SHO". Photographed at Texel airfield.
Photographed July 2015 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland
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No plastic scale models are known of the EC-155