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Airbus Helicopters EC120 B Colibri - c/n 1251-1300

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
1251 EC 120 B N442AE 2001-10-25 2001-12-19  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N510AL 2001-12-19 2007-11-20  Air Logistics LLC  
    N510AL 2007-11-20 2010-01-27  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N510AL 2010-01-27 2014-02-03  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    VH-FRP 2014-04-04    Roberts Bros Holdings Pty Ltd  
1252 EC 120 B N443AE 2001-11-09 2001-12-19  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N511AL 2001-12-19 2009-01-07  Air Logistics LLC  
    N511AL 2009-01-16 2010-01-27  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N511AL 2010-01-27 2013-12-18  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    VH-EGE 2014-03-03 2015-01-23  Helisales Pty  
    VH-EGE 2015-01-23 2015-11-03  Harrison Flight Holdings Pty Ltd.   ( exported to Palau )  
1253 EC 120 B G-CBHS 2001-12-11 2002-05-17  McAlpine Helicopters  
    EI-VNE 2002-05-17 2005-12-01  Seafield Desmesne Management   
    FLARF-14424 2006-01 2007-01  Corporate Helicopters of North-West ( on the helicopter is just registration RF14424 )  
    RA-04114 2007-01    Corporate Helicopters of North-West ( lsf Andrey Berezin ) RA-04114
1254 EC 120 B EC-HZV 2002-02-26    Mºdel Interior / Dirección General de Policia "Angel 19"  
1255 EC 120 B EC-HZX 2002-02-26    Mºdel Interior / Dirección General de Policia "Angel 20"  
1256 EC 120 B PH-LPH 2001-10-29 2002-01-18  Heli Holland Holding  
    PH-LPH 2002-01-18    H.P.L. Metals PH-LPH
    PH-LPH 2011-08-26    >> substantial damaged by hailstorm at Mühlheim an der Mosel, Germany, on 2011-08-26 >> rebuilt PH-LPH
1257 EC 120 B F-WQPT 2002 P 2002  Eurocopter France  
    G-CBJF 2002-01-25 2002-06-07  McAlpine Helicopters  
    EI-VNE 2002 R 2002  Seafield Desmesne Management (reservation: ntu  >>  EC120 B c/n 1253 is registered EI-VNE)  
    G-CBJF 2002-06-07 2004-02-04  Metroheli, Dublin, Ireland  
    EI-TOY 2003 R 2003  Metroheli (reservation: ntu >> on 2003-04-02, Metroheli registered Robinson R.44 c/n 1294 EI-TOY)  
    EI-NZO 2004-07-02 2006-03-02  Executive Helicopters Maintenance  
    EI-NZO 2006-03-02 2008-04-02  Billy Jet  
    EI-NZO 2006-04-08    >> DBF in a hangar-fire at Galway, Ireland, on 2006-04-08  
1258 EC 120 B F-GVTA 2001-12-12 2007-05-02  Eurl V T-2-A  ( lsf Union Financiere de Location de Materiel / UNIMAT SA )  delivered on 2001-12-05  
    F-GVTA 2007-05-02 2011-10-24  Eurl V T-2-A  
    F-GVTA 2011-10-24 2012-01-17  Bail Actea SA  
    F-GVTA 2012-01-17 2014-02-10  Umbogo Communication Sarl ( lsf Bail Actea SA)  
    F-GVTA 2014-02-10 2014-03-17  Umbogo Communication Sarl  
    F-GVTA 2014-03-17    Heli and Co SAS ( lsf CM-CIC Bail SA)  
1259 EC 120 B N120JW 2001-11    American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N120JW 2002-04-17 2009-05-22  A & G Coal Corporation  
    N120JW 2009-05-22 2010-04-01  J W Construction Company Inc  
    N120JW 2010-04-01 2010-09-13  Blue Ridge Acquisitions Inc  
    N120JW 2010-09-13    JW Construction Co Inc  
1260 EC 120 B PR-FPO 2002-08-05 2003-01-22  Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
PR-FPO 2003-01-22    Departemento de Policia Rodoviaria Federal "Patrulha 10"  
1261 EC 120 B F-W*** 2001-11 2001-12  Eurocopter France  
    N513AL 2001-12 2002-04-01  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N513AL 2002-04-01 2007-11-20  Air Logistics LLC N513AL
    N513AL 2007-11-20 2008-02-08  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    UR-ELEL 2008 2013-07-12  (N513AL was cancelled as exported to the Virgin Islands, but registered in the Ukraine) UR-WEL
    UR-WEL 2013-07-12     UR-WEL
1262 EC 120 B N523AL 2002-02    American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N523AL 2002 2007-12-13  Air Logistics LLC  
    N523AL 2007-12-13 2008-07-01  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N882DD 2008-07-01 2008-08-05  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N882DD 2008-08-05 2008-10-06  DPD Helicopters  
    N882DD 2008-10-06 2008-10-17  Vertical Corporation  
    N38VC 2008-10-17 2009-01-06  Vertical Corporation  
    N124ML 2009-01-06 2010-08-30  Vertical Corporation  
    N124ML 2010-08-30    Polar Star Corporation  
1263 EC 120 B N524AL 2002-03-22 2002-04-01  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N524AL 2002-04-01 2007-11-30  Air Logistics LLC  
    N524AL 2007-11-30 2008-07-25  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N524AL 2008-07-25 2010-02-02  CSC Trust Co of Delaware  
    N524AL 2010-02-02    LCD Aviation Corp., Puerto Rico  
1264 EC 120 B F-GMSZ 2002-01-02 2002-02-26  Fin Air Trade  
    N125MG 2002-03-04    Trevor Corporation  
    N125MG 2004-01-24    >> damaged in a crash at Jonesboro, GA, on 2004-01-24 >> rebuilt  
    N125MG 2004-02-25 2005-04-15  KSB Domistic Holdings Inc.  
    SP-KKR 2005-04-18    Bel Leasing  
1265 EC 120 B PH-KGJ 2001-12-17 2002-05-14  Heli Holland Holding  
    PH-KGJ 2002-05-14 2004-03-01  Heliflight Holland Holding  
    PH-KGJ 2004-03-01    Heli Holland Holding PH-KGJ
1266 EC 120 B N514AL 2001-12-17 2002-04-01  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N514AL 2002-04-01 2013-05-09  Air Logistics LLC  
    N514AL 2006-05-05    >> damaged beyond repair in a crash in Intracoastal City, LA, on 2006-05-05.  
1267 EC 120 B C-GJUH 2002-01-09 2002-08-07  Eurocopter Canada Ltd.
    C-GJUH 2005-01-13 2005-02-03  Eurocopter Canada Ltd.
    C-GJUH 2005-02-22 2006-04-20  Silverline Helicopters Inc.  
    C-GJUH 2006-05-03 2006-05-12  Ian W Delaney  
    C-GIWD 2006-05-12    Ian W Delaney  
    C-GIWD 20016-02-06    >> substantial damaged in a crash after hitting trees near Brampton Airport, Caledon, on 2016-02-06  
1268 EC 120 B I-COPT 2001-12-19    Aersud Elicotteri / Air Corporate  
1269 EC 120 B VT-YAZ 2002-01-22 2002-03-11  Hindustan Inks  
     VT-YAZ 2002-03-11 2005-09-12  Bilakhia Holdings Pvt Ltd  
    VT-YAZ 2005-03-31?    >> DBR in a crash at Mehangi, Saharanpur (UP), on  2005-03-31???  
1270 EC 120 B NV-425??? 2002    TNI-AL / Indonesian Navy    (the EC120 in Naval service is called SkwU200)  
1271 EC 120 B S5-HCE 2002    FlyCom  
1272 EC 120 B D-HSUN 2002-07    Mr. Jerusalem, Dublin, Ireland  
    ZS-RRT 2003-10-20    Base4 Helicopters  
    ZS-RRT 2007-02-12    Delmon Minings & Civils (Pty) Ltd  
    ZS-RRT 2012-11-07    Colibri Aviation (Pty) Ltd  
1273 EC 120 B F-WQDH 2002-02 P    Eurocopter France  
    G-DEVL 2002-06-07 2002-08-13  McAlpine Helicopters Ltd.  
    G-DEVL 2002-08-13 2007-09-06  Swift Frame Ltd.  
    G-DEVL 2007-09-06 2008-08-11  Eyot (Aviation) Ltd.  
    G-DEVL 2008-08-11 2016-07-08  Saxon Logistics Ltd. G-DEVL
    G-DEVL 2016-07-08    Philip Richardson  
1274 EC 120 B F-WQPR 2001-11 P    Eurocopter France  
    EC-ICC 2002-04-12 2013-01  Javier Toda   ( on 2012-07-22 seen at Vasteras in Sweden)  
    SE-JRR 2014-03-12 2014-04-16  Bennys Gräv AB  
    B-7162 2014-04-10    Guangdong Poly Xiang General Aviation Co., Ltd.  
1275 EC 120 B F-OHVV 2002-02-14 2003-06-17  Eurocopter South East Asia  
    9M-PEA 2002-10??    Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Berhad  
1276 EC 120 B F-WQDB 2002-01 P    Eurocopter France  
    D-HITE 2002 2005-06-03  private owner  
    SP-KKO 2005-06-03 2011-03-18  Z.W.C.Millano  
    D-HITE 2011-07-28    ( based at Heringsdorf Airport )  
1277 EC 120 B PH-WRW 2001-11-28 R    Helicon  
    PH-WRW 2002-01-22 2002-07-02  Heli Holland Holding PH-WRW
    PH-WRW 2002-07-02 2008-07-28  Helicon  (lsf VC Helicopters Nederland) PH-WRW
    PH-WRW 2008-07-28    Heli Holland Holding PH-WRW
1278 EC 120 B D-HALX 2002 2012-11-23  private owner PH-WRW
    D-HALX 2011-08-26    >> substantial damaged by severe hailstorm at Mühlheim an der Mosel, on 2011-08-26  >> rebuilt  
    D-HALX 2012-09-09    >> DBR in a fatal crash during an airshow at Rossfeld near Metzingen, Germany, on 2012-09-09  
1279 EC 120 B F-GYBE 2002-02-11 2002-10-03  Commerc'Air  (Commerc'Air and Hélicos de France merged >> Hélicoptères de France)  
    N279EH 2002-10      
    N120AY 2004-05 R ??      
    N279EH 2004-07-02    Colbri Aircraft Leasing Inc.  
1280 EC 120 B PR-FPM 2002-08-05 2003-01-22  Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PR-FPM 2003-01-22    Departemento de Policia Rodoviaria Federal "Patrulha 8"  
    PR-FPM 2009-04-30    >> substantial damaged in a heavy landing near Jacarei (SP), on 2009-04-30  >> rebuilt  
1281 EC 120 B N526AL 2002-05    American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N526AL 2002-05-20 2007-12-13  Air Logistics LLC  
    N526AL 2007-12-13 2008-04-07  Wells Fargo Bbank Northwest NA Trustee  
    VH-VTG 2008-05-01    Avalon Aviation Pty Ltd.  
1282 EC 120 B F-WQDI 2002-02 P    Eurocopter France  
    YV-O-GEG-3   2005-11-29  Gobierno del Estado Guarico (Guarico State Police)  
    YVO121 2005-11-29    Gobierno del Estado Guarico (Guarico State Police)  
1283 EC 120 B PR-FPL 2002-08-05 2003-01-22  Helibrás - Helicópteros do Brasil S.A.  
    PR-FPL 2003-01-22 2014-07-14  Departemento de Policia Rodoviaria Federal "Patrulha 7"  
    PR-FPL 2014-05-02    >> DBR in a crash during a hydraulic failure training at Luziana, Brazil, on 2014-05-02  
1284 EC 120 B N750PG 2002-06-09    Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
      ?? >>   HI 2002-10-28    Gouvernement République Dominicaine  - San Isidro << ??  
    N750PG 2003-06-09 2005-01-28  Colibri Aviation Inc.  
    N120JJ 2003-08-11 R    (reservation ntu)  
    N120QP 2004-05-20 R    (reservation ntu)  
    SE-JIL 200503-04 2006-11-09  Heli i Arjeplog  
    OH-HEE 2006-09-18 R    Helikopterikeskus (lsf Viefly KY / Pauli.Koivuniemi)  
1285 EC 120 B F-WQDB 2002-02 P 2000-02  Eurocopter France  
    F-WQQR 2002-02 P 2000-02  Eurocopter France  
    OO-EYP 2002-02-27 2003  Heli W.S.  operated by  NHV-Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen ( lsf KBC Lease Belgium )  
    OO-EYP 2003 2008-12  Heli W.S.  operated by  Crown Helicopters ( lsf KBC Lease Belgium ) OO-EYP
    OO-EYP 2008-12    Heli W.S.  operated by Helicopterflights.be ( lsf KBC Lease Belgium ) OO-EYP
1286 EC 120 B VH-AVM 2002-05-30 2002-08-02  Australian Aerospace Ltd.  
VH-JAS 2002-08-02 2006-11-30  Australian Aerospace Ltd.  
SP-GKK 2007-02-09 2013  Karol Kania i Synowie  
    G-IZOB 2013-08-08 2015-03-17  Derek Michael McGarrity G-IZOB
    G-IZOB 2015-03-17    Beechview Developments Ltd G-IZOB
1287 EC 120 B F-WQDJ 2002-02    Eurocopter France  
    YV-O-GEG-2   2005-11-29  Gobierno del Estado Guarico (Guarico State Police)  
    YVO122 2005-11-29    Gobierno del Estado Guarico (Guarico State Police)  
1288 EC 120 B F-WQDC 2002-02 P    Eurocopter France  
    HL-1203 2002    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
1289 EC 120 B F-WQDE 2002-02 P    Eurocopter France  
    HL-1204 2002    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
1290 EC 120 B G-WUSH 2002-05-15 2002-09-17  McAlpine Helicopters Ltd.  
    G-WUSH 2002-09-17 2005-11-11  Simon Farmer t/a First Degree Air  
    G-WUSH 2005-11-11 2007-12-18  Innovation Helicopters LLP  
    G-WUSH 2007-12-18 2008-01-24  Interceptor Aviation Ltd.  
    G-WUSH 2008-01-24 2009-07-20  Bridgestock Ltd., Tullamore, Ireland  
    N120VP 2009-07-20 2011-04-06  Bridgestock Aviation Inc. Trustee  
    N120VP 2011-04-06 2015-07-21  Peacock Corp. N120VP
    PH-HHW 2015-08-06    Heli Holland  
1291 EC 120 B F-GUZG 2002-04-02 2002-04-09  Fin Air Trade  
    N52EC 2002-05 2007-06-26    
    N52EC 2008-09-29 2012-09-28  FCG Inc.  
    HI-??? 2012-10 ntu  ( exported to the Dominican Republic, but never registered HI-*** )  
    N52EC 2013-07-16    FCG Inc. ( restored to the register: the aircraft was never registered in the Dominican Republic )  
1292 EC 120 B D-HEHA 2002    Euroheli Helicopter Dienste  
    D-HEHA 2008-07 2009  Heli Salzkammergut, Austria lsf Euroheli  
    D-HEHA 2009    Euroheli Helicopter Dienste  
1293 EC 120 B D-HMFR 2002 2002  Märkischer Golfclub Potzdam  
    PH-EVR 2005-02-05 2012-04-03  Coolen-Huijbregts (lsf Huijbregts Handelsonderneming B.V.) PH-EVR
    PH-EVR 2012-04-03 2017-03-31  Huijbregts Handelsonderneming B.V.  
    OK-AMS 2017-04-05    Aeropartner ( lsf AML Aviation s.r.o. )      (Czech CofA issued on 20170406) OK-AMS
1294 EC 120 B N49AD 2002-04 2002-07-10  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N49AD 2002-07-10    Alpha Distributors Inc  
1295 EC 120 B F-WQPU 2002-01 P 2002  Eurocopter France
    G-MODE 2002-08-19 2002-12-03  McAlpine Helicopters Ltd.  
    G-MODE 2001-12-03 2006-02-22  N.J. Ferris t/a Brilliant  
    G-MODE 2006-02-22 2008-06-24  P.A. Cripps  
    G-MODE 2008-06-24 2013-09-27  Cardy Construction Ltd. (AV-8 Helicopters)  
    G-MODE 2013-09-27 2015-01-22  HE Group Ltd.  
    G-MODE 2015-01-22    Peter Glenton Barker  
1296 EC 120 B F-WQDK 2002-04 P 2002  Eurocopter France  
    F-WQQT 2002 2002  Eurocopter France  
    EC-IFQ 2002-10-21    ECESA  
1297 EC 120 B PR-YME 2002-10-10    
    PR-YME 2006-04-29    SP Holding LTDA  
1298 EC 120 B F-WQDQ 2002-03 P 2002  Eurocopter France  
    OE-XRG 2002-04 2003  Aerial-Helikopter  
    OE-XRG 2003 2008-04  Aerial-Helikopter Leopold Reidinger  
    OE-XRG 2008-04 2008-12  BFS Business Flight Salzburg Bedarfsflug  
    OE-XRG 2008-12 2009-04  Matzi Aircraft Services  
    OE-XRG 2009-04    Hubschraub-air True Colors GmbH & Co KG  
1299 EC 120 B D-HUAK 2002 2002  Heli Unionair Fluggesellschaft mbH  
    D-HUAK 2002    Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH  
    D-HAEC 2003 R    (reservation ntu)  
    LN-ODN 2004-07-09 2007-02-19  Air Traffic Offshore AS  
    D-HHTE 2007-02-19 P 2007  Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH  
    SP-GRB 2007-04-04    Fortis Lease Polska Sp.z.o.o.o.  
1300 EC 120 B VH-VHJ 2002-09-03 2002-11-08  Eurocopter International Pacific  
    VH-VHJ 2002-11-08 2008-04-18  Wright Patton Shakespeare Pty Ltd      (handed over on 2002-11-08)  
    VH-VHJ 2008-04-18 2013-08-20  ABC Brick Sales Pty Ltd  
    VH-VHJ 2013-08-20    Nautilus Aviation Pty Ltd.  
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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