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Airbus Helicopters EC120 B Colibri - c/n 1201-1250

The Airbus Helicopters EC120 B Colibri is a 5-seat light utility helicopter powered by a single Turbomeca Arrius 2F turbine engine. The EC 120 B Colibri, also known as Hummingbird, was developed with simplicity of design and low costs of maintenance in mind. It makes extensive use of composite materials and modern avionics. The new generation of fenestron tail rotor takes part in the decrease in external noise level, which makes the EC120 B ideal for missions near settled areas. The project started in 1990 when Aerospatiale of France, CATIC of China and Singapore Aerospace agreed in forming a partnership to develop a new light helicopter, then designated P-120L. Definition phase of the original P120L was subsequently redesigned with 500 kg lower gross weight and new engine and rotor. The helicopter divisions of Aerospatiale from France and MBB from Germany merged in January 1992 to form the Eurocopter Group. In October 1992, development of the new helicopter started and in January 1993, Eurocopter designation EC 120 was given to the helicopter. Mid-1993, the design definition was completed and assembly of first of two prototypes began at Eurocopter France at Marignane in early 1995. Eurocopter EC120 prototype F-WWPA c/n 1 flew first on 9 June 1995. The second prototype (F-WWPD c/n 2) was flown 17 July 1996. Certification to JAR 27 was achieved on 16 June 1997. Production of the EC 120 began on a small scale in 1997 at Eurocopter France's Marignane facility, with the first production Colibri (F-WWPL c/n 1005) flying on 5 December 1997. The airframes are made in China and the final assembly line of the EC120 is at the Eurocopter Marignane factory in France. Next to the final assembly of the EC120 in France, a number of helicopters were assembled in Australia and Brazil. In 2006, Regourd Aviation in France obtained EASA certification for the modified EC120 "Voyager", an EC120 with auto-pilot, glass cockpit & integrated avionics. On 6 November 2015, Airbus Helicopters started flight tests with the H120 demonstrator F-WMXC powered by a cleaner, more efficient 4.6-liter high-compression diesel engine in place of the Turbomeca Arrius 2F turboshaft. These test flights are part of the European Clean Sky initiative’s Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator (ITD) program that started in 2011. In addition to Airbus Helicopters, the project involves TEOS Powertrain Engineering and Austro Engine. Since March 2015, Airbus Helicopters uses “H120” as marketing designation for the EC120 B helicopters. The ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for both the EC120 or H120 and the HC120 is EC20. Until 2017, more than 700 EC120 B helicopters have been delivered to 55 countries.

On 11 June 2004, a contract was signed to set up a second assembly line in Harbin, China, to manufacture the EC120 helicopter. The Chinese EC 120, built by HAI - Harbin Aviation Industries Co., Ltd. (Hafei Aviation), part of AviChina Industry & Technology Company Ltd., is designated HC120 for the Chinese domestic market as well as the army's pilot training. China ordered 150 HC120 helicopters for the Army Aviation Unit (AAU). The assembly line in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjian Province, is capable of producing 20 HC-120 helicopters a year. The first HC120 of this assembly line was flown first on 29 December 2004.

As a result of the merger between the Eurocopter parents Aérospatiale-Matra; DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (DASA) and Construcciones Aeronàuticas Sociedad Anonima (CASA) in July 2000, the Eurocopter group became a division of the new formed EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space company). Taking off into 2014, EADS was rebranded as "Airbus Group". Uniting all its activities under a single brand, its helicopter division Eurocopter was rebranded as Airbus Helicopters on 8 January 2014.

c/n Model registration registered cancelled remarks photo
1201 EC 120 B F-WQDL 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    F-WQDB 2001-03 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    D-HBIO 2001-03 2002-09  Aero Services (operated in "Bayern" colours)  
    D-HBIO 2002-09    private  
1202 EC 120 B JA161Y 2001-04-12 2001-12  Sony Trading Corporation  
    JA161Y 2001-12 2003-12-17  Auto Panther  
    JA161Y 2003-12-17 2015-05-29  Takashi Ueda & ther  
    JA161Y 2015-05-29 2015-06-15  Kikuko Ueda  
    JA161Y 2015-06-15    Eco System  
1203 EC 120 B D-HOER 2001 2014-05-14  Fritz Brinkman  
D-HOER 2011-08-26  >> substantial damaged by hailstorm at Mühlheim an der Mosel, Germany >> rebuilt by Heli Holland D-HOER
    4O-VIP 2014-06-04    Airways Montenegro  
1204 EC 120 B PP-MOE 2001-06-25 2001-08-29  Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PP-MOE 2001-08-29    private  
    PP-MOE 2012-11-16 2016  MPG Partacipacoes LTDA ( lsf Seagull Investiments LLC )  
    ZK-IKF 2016-09-05    Force Aviation Limited  
1205 EC 120 B N453F 2001-05-03 2001-10-23  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N453F 2001-10-23 2012-01-27  Mayor and City Council of Baltimore  
    N453FX 2011-11-08 R ntu  Mayor and City Council of Baltimore  
    N453V 2012-01-27 2012-08-21  Mayor and City Council of Baltimore  (exported to Norway)  
      2012    >>  in use as an instructional airframe at the Skedsmo Vgs in Lillestrom, Norway, since autumn 2012.  
1206 EC 120 B F-WQDN 2001-03 P    Eurocopter France  
    VP-BGL 2001 2005-01  Seawing  
    HB-ZGN 2005-02-03    Rotorflug Anstalt  
1207 EC 120 B ZS-RZZ 2001-06-14    R.J.Thomson Family Investments  
    N639LH 2006-03-15 R 2011-03-25  (reservation ntu and finally cancelled on 2011-03-25)  
    ZS-RZZ 2006-09-20 2009-03-14  Idada Trading 171 (operated as Vodacom Netcare 911 Surf Rescue) ZS-RZZ
    ZS-RZZ 2009-03-14    Mistico Trading 62 (PTY) Ltd. ZS-RZZ
1208 EC 120 B OH-HJJ 2001-06-13    Fortel Kiinteistöt  
1209 EC 120 B ZK-HVQ 2001-10-31 2002-09-02  Eurocopter International Pacific NZ  
    ZK-HVQ 2002-09-02 2003-04-08  Faram Helicopters  
    ZK-HVQ 2003-04-08 2003-04-08  Wyndon Aviation  
    ZK-HJD 2003-04-08 2005-01-27  Wyndon Aviation  
    PH-ECK 2005-05-04 2006-01-10  Heli Holland Holding PH-ECK
    G-FCKD 2006-01-11 2006-07-11  Heli-Banners Ltd.  
    G-FCKD 2006-07-11 2012-04-19  Pacific Helicopters Ltd.  
    G-FCKD 2012-04-19    Red Dragon Management LLP G-FCKD
1210 EC 120 B F-WQDG 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    HE.25-10 2001-06    Spanish Air Force - Ejército del Aire Español (EdA) 782 Esc / Ala 78 "78-29"  
1211 EC 120 B F-WQPD 2001-03 P 2001-07  Eurocopter France  
  G-PDGE 2001-07-20 2001-12-19  McAlpine Helicopters Ltd.  
  G-PDGE 2001-12-19 2005-03-29  Cadenza Helicopters Ltd.  
  G-PDGE 2005-03-29 2013-07-17  A.J. Wicklow  
  G-PDGE 2013-07-17 2014-03-07  D.M. McGarrity  
  G-PDGE 2014-03-07 2014-08-21  Porto Vecchio Marine Sarl, Corse du Sud, France  
  F-HVPM 2014-10-07    Porto Vecchio Marine Sarl  
1212 EC 120 B F-WQDH 2001 P 2001-04-25  Eurocopter France  
  F-WWXZ 2001-04-25 P 2001-04  Eurocopter France
    HE.25-11 2001-04-27    Spanish Air Force - Ejército del Aire Español (EdA) 782 Esc / Ala 78 "78-30"  
1213 EC 120 B F-WWPC 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    SE-JLZ 2001-06-06 2014-04-22  Jämtlands Flyg AB  
    SE-JLZ 2014-04-22    Jämtlands Flyg AB (lsf Jämtland Helikopter AB)  
1214 EC 120 B F-WQDA 2001-04 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    F-WWXS 2001 P 2001-06  Eurocopter France  
    SE-JHB 2001-06-19 2006-09-07  Polarhelikopter i Kiruna  (lsf ABB Credit Finans AB)  
    SE-JHB 2006-09-07 2014-04-02  Kallax Flyg AB  (lsf Stenvalls Trä AB)  (Kallax Flyg AB aquired Polarhelikopter on 2006-01-01)  
    SE-JHB 2014-04-02    Kallax Flyg AB  
1215 EC 120 B F-WQDB 2001 P 2001-05  Eurocopter France  
    OE-XST 2001-05-16 2006-11  Aerial Helicopter  
    OE-XST 2006-11 2008-04  Aerial-Helikopter Leopold Reidinger  
    OE-XST 2008-04 2008-10  BFS Business Flight Salzburg Bedarfsflug  
    OE-XST 2008-10 2015-10  Hubschraub-air True Colors  
    OE-XST 2015-10    Bernhard Kraucher  
1216 EC 120 B F-GVVM 2001-06-01 2002-07-03  YAKA Hoding (lsf CGL - Compagnie Generale de Location d'Equipements)  
    DQ-IHA 2002-07 2003-12  Pacific Crown Aviation  
    VT-SDG 2004-01-09    Ghodawat Pan Masala Products (I) Pvt Ltd  
1217 EC 120 B F-WQDC 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    D-HKMM 2001-04 2003  Heli Consult  
    D-HKMM 2003    LifeFlight GmbH & Co. KG  
1218 EC 120 B F-GMJZ 2001-05-29 2001-07-20  Fin Air Trade SAS  ( lsf Lixxbail SA )  
    F-GMJZ 2001-07-20 2001-07-20  Fin Air Trade SAS  
    N92GH 2001-07-23 2001-12-11  Gannt Aviation Helicopters Inc  
    N92GH 2001-12-11 2002-02-11  Third Airborne Associates Inc.  
    N92GH 2002-02-11 2014-03-20  Cannon Aviation Group Inc  
1219 EC 120 B N454F 2001-05-08 2002-01-22  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N454F 2002-01-22 2012-01-27  Mayor and City Council of Baltimore  
    N454FX 2011-11-08 R ntu  Mayor and City Council of Baltimore  
    N454V 2012-01-27 2012-08-21  Mayor and City Council of Baltimore  (exported to Norway)  
      2012    >>  in use as an instructional airframe in a secondary school in Sola, Norway, since autumn 2012.  
1220 EC 120 B F-WQDE 2001 P 2001-06  Eurocopter France  
    OY-HTK 2001-06-21    Thomas Kristensen ApS  
1221 EC 120 B F-WWPM 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    PP-MHG 2001    Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PP-MHG 2003-02-06 2004-08-27  >> substantial damaged in a crash near Guarapiranga in Sao Paulo on 2003-02-06  >> rebuilt  
    PP-MHG 2004-08-27    Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PP-MHG 2012-09-12    For Securty Vigilancia e Seguranca Ltda.  
1222 EC 120 B F-WQDU 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    HE.25-12 2001-05-31    Spanish Air Force - Ejército del Aire Español (EdA) 782 Esc / Ala 78 "78-31"  
1223 EC 120 B F-WQDV 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    HE.25-13 2001-05-31    Spanish Air Force - Ejército del Aire Español (EdA) 782 Esc / Ala 78 "78-32"  
1224 EC 120 B SE-JMF 2001-06-13 2004-04-07  Berguven Aero  (went bankrupt in early-2004)  
    SE-JMF 2004-04-07 2004-07-22  Scandinavian Helicopter Group AB  
    G-TGGR 2004-07-22 2006-08-18  Blue Five Aviation  
    G-TGGR 2006-08-18 2007-09-12  E.P. & R.S. Sadler, Sint Martin, Netherlands Antilles (operated by Heli St.Martin) G-TGGR
    G-TGGR 2007-09-12 2008-01-31  D.M.McGarrity, Newtownabbey, N.Ireland  
    G-TGGR 2008-01-31 2010-06-21  Winterburn and Son Ltd.  
    G-TGGR 2010-06-21    Messiah Corporation Ltd. G-TGGR
1225 EC 120 B F-WQDJ 2001 P 2001-07  Eurocopter France  
    SE-JLB 2001-07-06 2015-11-18  Westhelicopter AB  ( Westhelicopter was purchased by Kallax Flyg in July 2015 )  
    SE-JLB 2015-11-18 2015-12-14  Kallax Flyg AB (lsf Westhelicopter AB)  
    SE-JLB 2015-12-14    Kallax Flyg AB  
1226 EC 120 B F-GYVE 2001-06-15 2001-08-17  Commerc'Air  (Commerc'Air and Hélicos de France merged >> Hélicoptères de France SA)  
    F-GYVE 2001-08-17 2006-04-20  Citicapital  
    F-GYVE 2006-04-20 2008-10-14  J.N. Air Sarl (lsf Citicapital)  
    F-GYVE 2008-10-14    J.N. Air Sarl  
1227 EC 120B F-WQDP 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    NV-424 2001    TNI-AL /  Indonesian Navy   (the EC120 in Naval service is called SkwU200)  
1228 EC 120 B ZS-RNA 2001-08-15 2007-08-06  Crystal Chopper Charters  
    ZS-RNA 2007-08-06    Eurocopter Southern Africa  
    ZS-RNA 2008-03-14    Simola Golf and Country Estate  
1229 EC 120 B F-WQDS 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    D-HHSN 2001 2005-06  HSN - Helicopter Service Nordbayern  
    HB-ZGQ 2005-06-15 2005-09-22  Heli-West  
    HB-ZGQ 2005-09-22 2006-06-22  Heli-West (lsf Dreieck Industrie Leasing)  
    HB-ZGQ 2006-06-22 2009-01-27  Heli-West (lsf Fortis Lease Suisse)  
    HB-ZGQ 2009-01-27 2009-04  Airport Helicopter Basel  (lsf Fortis Lease Suisse)  
    HB-ZGQ 2009-04    Airport Helicopter Basel  (lsf Heli-West)  
1230 EC 120 B PP-MRP 2001-10-03 2003-02-20  Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PP-MRP 2003-02-20      
1231 EC 120 B F-WQDM 2001-06 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    HE.25-14 2001-07-27    Spanish Air Force - Ejército del Aire Español (EdA) 782 Esc / Ala 78 "78-33"  
1232 EC 120 B F-WQDN 2001-06 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    HE.25-15 2001-07-27    Spanish Air Force - Ejército del Aire Español (EdA) 782 Esc / Ala 78 "78-34"  
1233 EC 120 B F-WQDJ 2001 P    Eurocopter France  
    B-7003 2001-07-20 2010-02-10  Beijing Capital General Aviation Corporation  
    B-7003 2010-02-10    The Country by Air Netcom Co Ltd.  
1234 EC 120 B JA120H 2002-04-05    Euro Heli  
    JA120H 2003-12-12 2010-09-16  Ando Shokai  
    JA120H 2010-09-21 2012-04-13  Japucon  
    JA120H 2012-04-13 2012-12-14  Animo  
    VH-*** 2013    ( sold in Australia )  
1235 EC 120 B F-WQDK 2001 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    I-TECH 2001-08-03 2014-04  El Air  
    I-TECH 2001-08-12    >> substantial damaged in a crash near Todi (Perugia), on 2001-08-12 >> rebuilt  
    RA-07267 2014-06-26    private owner  
1236 EC 120 B F-WQPT 2001-05 P 2001-08  Eurocopter France  
    G-CBCG 2001-08-07 2001-10-11  McAlpine Helicopters Ltd.  
    G-ISSY 2001-10-11 2001-12-03  McAlpine Helicopters Ltd.  
    G-ISSY 2001-12-03 2014-12-22  D.R. Williams G-ISSY
    SE-JLN 2015-01-16    Coast Line Air AB  
1237 EC 120 B EC-HYQ 2001-11-12 2014  M°del Interior / DGT Dirección General de Tráfico  
    RA-07297 2015-12-09    private owner  
1238 EC 120 B EC-HYR 2001-11-12    M°del Interior / DGT Dirección General de Tráfico  
1239 EC 120 B N120PD 2001-09-21 2002-01-25  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N120PD 2002-01-25    City of Albuquerque  ( operated by Albuquerque Police Air Support Unit as 'Air 1'  )  
1240 EC 120 B N1240W 2001-12-14 2002-05-23  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N1240W 2002-05-23    Austin Police Department  
1241 EC 120 B ZS-RST 2001-11-01 2008-05-26  Starlite Helicopter Corporation  
    ZS-RST 2005-12 2008-05-26  Starlite Helicopter Corporation  (operated as Vodacom Netcare 911 Surf Rescue)  
    SP-GTA 2008-05-29    ATAL  
1242 EC 120 B EC-HZY 2001-11-12 2014-07-16  M°del Interior / DGT Dirección General de Tráfico  
    SE-??? 2014    M°del Interior / DGT Dirección General de Tráfico  
1243 EC 120 B PR-HHB 2002-12-17 2004-09-28  Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PR-HHB 2004-09-28 2007-08-23    
    PR-HHB 2007-08-23 2010-11-22  private  
    PR-HHB 2010-11-22 2013-12-06  F-9 Empreendimentos & Partacipacoes LTDA  ( CofA suspended on  2013-12-06 )  
1244 EC 120 B N447AE 2001-11 2000-12  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N988AL 2001-12 2003-07-18  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N1TY 2003-07-18 2003-11-05?    
    N160DD 2003-09-02 2015-06-10  Shelburne Limestone Corporation  
    N160DD 2015-06-10 2015-10-13  Enston Aviation LLC  
    N160DD 2015-10-13 2017-05-30  Bank of Utah Trustee  
    ZS-*** 2017    exported to South Africa  
1245 EC 120 B F-WQDA 2001-01 P 2001  Eurocopter France  
    HL-1201 2001-09-04    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
    NV-421      TNI-AL /  Indonesian Navy   (the EC120 in Naval service is called SkwU200)  
1246 EC 120 B HL-1202 2001-12    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
1247 EC 120 B PR-FPN 2002-08-05 2003-01-22  Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PR-FPN 2003-01-22    Departemento de Policia Rodoviaria Federal "Patrulha 9"  
1248 EC 120 B HB-ZDS 2001-10-29 2006-10-27  Heli Gotthard AG (lsf SüdLeasing Suisse AG)  
    HB-ZDS 2006-10-27 2012-07-02  Heli Gotthard AG (lsf Automaten Meyer AG)  
    HB-ZDS 2012-07-02    Swiss Helicopter AG (lsf Automaten Meyer AG)  
1249 EC 120 B EC-HZZ 2001-11-12 2014-07-14  M°del Interior / DGT Dirección General de Tráfico  
    SE-JNY 2014-07-29 2015-06-08  Bromma Air Maintenance AB  
    LN-OMR 2015-06-10    Sparebank 1 Finans Ostlandet AS  
1250 EC 120 B N121PD 2001-10-25 2002-06-05  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N121PD 2002-06-05 2012-05-07  Airborne Law Enforcement Services - Newport Police Department  
    N121PD 2012-05-07    Bank of Utah Trustee  
      2012    (sold to Truscott Contracting, Vernon (BC), Canada)  
abbrivations - registered: P (permit to fly issued), R (reservation), T (temporary registered) 
abbrivations - remarks: dd (delivery date), lsf (leased from), ntu (not taken up), wfu (withdrawn from use), DBF (destroyed by fire), DBR (damaged beyond repair), cx (cancelled), CofA (Certificate of Airworthiness)
Airbus Helicopters EC120 B  c/n 01 - 1050  1051 - 1100  1101 - 1150  1151 - 1200  1201 - 1250  1251 - 1300  1301 - 1350  1351 - 1400  1401 - 1500  1501 - 1600  1601 - 1700
HAI HC120 productionlist
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