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Airbus Helicopters EC120 B Colibri - c/n 1351-1400

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. Serial production of the Airbus Helicopters H120, originally the Eurocopter EC120 B, has officially ended. The last H120 helicopter on order was delivered in September 2017. Over 700 single-engine H120 Colibris have been delivered in more than 50 countries with more than 400 operators. The decision to stop production of the H120 was the result of Airbus Helicopters’ strategy to focus on markets where high-end technologies bring the most value to customers. The company therefore concentrate on further developing its offer in the intermediate single-engine segment with the H125 and H130 through continuous improvements of these two best-seller types.

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. Since March 2015, Airbus Helicopters uses “H120” as marketing designation for the EC 120 helicopters.

c/n Model registration registered cancelled remarks photo
1351 EC 120 B F-WWXM 2003 P 2003  Eurocopter France  
    F-WQDD 2003 P 2003  Eurocopter France  
    RA-1223K 2003-06    Andrey Palchevsky              (noted  2004-05-15)  
    FLARF-14005        
    RA-04112 2004-05    NP (noncommercial partnership) "Kondor-M", Moskow  
1352 EC 120 B VH-FON 2003-06-24 2004-01-13  Australian Aerospace                    [ assembled in Australia : AAP004 ]  
    VH-FON 2004-01-13 2006-02-15  European Aviation t/a European Helicopter Services  
    VH-FON 2006-02-15 2013-03-14  European Aviation Pty Ltd.  
    VH-FON 2013-03-14 2013-03-18  Gunn Resources Pty Ltd.  
    VH-FON 2013-03-18 2013-05-28  Gunn Resources Pty Ltd. ( lsf Westpack Banking Corporation)  
    VH-INM 2013-05-28 2016-08-23  Gunn Resources Pty Ltd. ( lsf Westpack Banking Corporation)  
    VH-JDZ 2016-08-23    Gunn Resources Pty Ltd. ( lsf Jamco Constructions Pty Ltd)  
1353 EC 120 B SP-GRY 2003-03-12    Heli Invest  
    SP-GRY      Jurek Wilczynski  
1354 EC 120 B OO-HPP 2003-03-21    Heli Plus / Jan Construct  
    OO-HPP   2007-11-06  Heli VDC NV  
    OO-HPP 2007-11-06 2008-03-01  Crown Helicopters bvba  
    OO-HPP 2008-03-01 2009-03-05  c/o Flying Group  
    OO-HPP 2009-03-05    Heligroup NV  
1355 EC 120 B C-GMPT 2002-07-05    Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police  
1356 EC 120 B HL-1209 2003-05    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
1357 EC 120 B HL-1210 2003-05    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
1358 EC 120 B 3A-MCR 2003-12-22 2005  Monacair  
    LX-HGC 2005-07-04 2008-06  Mangiacane Investments  
    OK-MMI 2008-07-15    Informat CZ Spol / DSA -Delta system-air  
1359 EC 120 B D-HMSB 2003-06 2003-08-15  Eurocopter Germany  
    D-HMSB 2003-08-15    BROSE - Technik für Automobile  
1360 EC 120 B F-WWXI 2003 P    Eurocopter France  
    F-GJTR 2004-01-22 2006-08-09  Gestion Developpement Aéronautique - GDA  
    PP-CLL 2006-11-07    Christiane Claude de Larrag, Lucas  
1361 EC 120 B ZS-RZU 2003-11-10    Eurocopter SA  
    ZS-RZU   2006-12-19  Pezula Private Estate  
    ZS-RZU 2006-12-19 2009-08-05  Skystream Air Charters  
    ZS-RZU 2009-08-05    Adam Aviation (PTY) Ltd.  
1362 EC 120 B F-HBED 2004-02-06 2006-08-21  Lixxbail SA  
    F-HBED 2006-08-21    Airskimaux Sarl  
1363 EC 120 B HB-ZFM 2003-10-02 2012-07-02  Heli Gotthard AG  
    HB-ZFM 2012-07-02    Swiss Helicopter AG  
1364 EC 120 B HL-1211 2003-05    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
1365 EC 120 B HL-1212 2003-05    TNI-AU / Indonesian Air Force "Skadron Udara 7"  
1366 EC 120 B F-WWPR 2003 P    Eurocopter France  
    EC-IUZ 2004-04-20 2016-06  M°del Interior / DGT Dirección General de Tráfico  
    SE-JXP 2017-03-20 2017-05-12  Bromma Air Maintenance AB ( SE-JXP reserved on 2016-05-18, prior 12-year inspection by BAM)  
    SE-JXP 2017-05-12 2017-05-17  Fly Invest Sweden AB  
    SE-JXP 2017-05-17    H-Bird Aviation Services AB ( lsf Fly Invest Sweden AB )  
1367 EC 120 B F-W*** 2003-10-30    Eurocopter France  
    LY-HCC 2004-03    Valstybes Sienos Apsaugos Tarnyba Prie  (Lithunian Boarder Guard) (CofA expired on 2013-08-22)  
1368 EC 120 B SP-HIL 2004-01-07 2004-05-25  Heli Invest  
  SP-HIT 2004-05-25 2011-02-17  private  
    SP-HIT 2007-07-27    >> DBR in a crash at Zgierz, Poland, on 2007-07-27  
1369 EC 120 B YR-MDG 2004-05-05    Scoala Superioara de Aviatie Civila - Romanian Aviation Academy  
1370 EC 120 B VH-ADC 2004-07-19 2004-12-20  Australian Aerospace              [ assembled in Australia : AAP005 ]  
    VH-ADC 2004-12-20 2007-05-29  Sayers Plant Hire (ACT)  
    ZK-IQT 2007-05-31    Garden City Helicopters Ltd.  
1371 EC 120 B VH-      Australian Aerospace                 [ assembled in Australia : AAP006 ]  
    N524MW 2005-03      
    N524MW 2005-11-29    City of Fresno  (Police Department Skywatch Operations Unit)  
1372 EC 120 B ZS-RSN 2004-04-13 2009-08-12  Dr Michael Elloit Incorporated  
    5Y-BXF 2009-08-14 2010-10-01  Tropic Air  (lsf Dr Michael Elloit Incorporated)  
    S7-ILE 2010-12-01    Zil Air  
1373 EC 120 B F-WQDA 2004-01 P 2004  Eurocopter France  
    GL-0734 2004 2007  (Ukraine)  
    UR-CHGA 2007-06-07 2014-08-12  Challenge Aero  
    UR-CPI 2014-08-12      
1374 EC 120 B ZS-RWZ 2004-08-17 2007    
    ZS-RWZ 2005-09-13 2007-05-15  Signet-Air Holdings  
    ZS-RWZ 2007-05-15 2007-06-22  Eurocopter South Africa  
    S7-ZIL 2007-06-28    Zil Air  
1375 EC 120 B F-WQDB 2004-01 P 2004  Eurocopter France  
    F-GZAS 2004-02-17 2006-05-16  Sogelease France  
    F-GZAS 2006-05-16 2006-05-22  Fin Air Trade  
    YR-MBT 2006-05 2010  S.C. Dunca Expeditii S.A.  
    D-HCMV 2010-09-15    ( based at Egelsbach )  
1376 EC 120 B C-FAUI 2004-05-25 2004-06-16  Eurocopter Canada  
    N867CK 2004-06-23 2008-09-15  Teque Aviation  
    N867CK 2008-10-15 2009-04-22  Seminole County Sheriffs Office  
    N175SC 2009-04-22 2014-04-29  Seminole County Sheriffs Office  
    N175SC 2014-04-29 2014-05-22  GFT Aviation LLC  
    N27GT 2014-05-22    GFT Aviation LLC  
1377 EC 120 B N171AE 2004-08-20 2010-01-27  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N171AE 2010-01-27 2014-02-10  American Eurocopter Corporation  
    N171AE 2014-02-10 2016-09-19  Airbus Helicopters Inc.  
    C-FLBA 2016-09-21    Richard Wilson  
1378 EC 120 B F-WQDG 2004-03 P 2004-04  Eurocopter France  
    HB-ZFR 2004-04-20 2012-11-12  Swift Copters SA ( lsf Finges SA de Gérance Finan.) HB-ZFR
    HB-ZFR 2012-11-12 2017-08-28  Swift Copters SA ( lsf Immo-Copters SA)  
    SE-JRV 2017-09-20    Stockholms Helikoptertjänst AB ( lsf Holmenco AB)  
1379 EC 120 B F-WWPC 2004-04 P 2004  Eurocopter France  
    F-OISB 2004-11-30 2005-03-01  Eurocopter South East Asia Private Ltd.  
    RP-C2579 2005-03-10 2006-06    
    G-LHCC 2006-06-15 2008-01-17  Devris  
    G-LHCC 2008-01-17 2008-08-08  MJC Helicopters  
    G-LHCC 2008-08-08 2010-02-15  B. Orr & D.M. McGarrity  
    G-LHCC 2010-02-12 2010-02-15  delivered to Heli Flights Helicopters at Kootwijkerbroek, the Netherlands, on 2010-02-12  
    D-HHLF 2010-02-18 P 2010-03-26 P  Heli Flights Helicopters, Bennekom, the Netherlands  (lsf ???, official based at Sömmerda, Germany)  
    D-HHLF 2010-03-26 2014-05-07  Heli Flights Helicopters, Bennekom, the Netherlands  (lsf ???, official based at Sömmerda, Germany)  
    D-HHLF 2010-04-02    >> damaged beyond in a crash at Rotterdam Airport, the Netherlands, on 2010-04-02  
           >> departed Rotterdam Airport to the USA inside a container on 2011-01-28  
1380 EC 120 B F-WQDH 2004-03 P    Eurocopter France  
    F-WQUJ 2004-05 P    Eurocopter France  
    I-ZIAC 2004-05-12    SIRIO SpA I-ZIAC
    I-ZIAC   2013-03-10  Aviobox srl  
    M-GOLD 2013-03-18 2016-10-11  Wilpod Ltd. M-GOLD
    M-GOLD 2016-10-11 2016-10-11  Bartram Land Ltd.  
    G-JBBB 2016-10-11    Bartram Land Ltd.  
1381 EC 120 B F-WQVA 2004 P 2004  Eurocopter France  
    SP-HII 2004-08-31 2007-02-26  Heli Invest  
    RA-04115 2007-01    Andrey Berezin RA-04115
1382 EC 120 B C-FDNR 2005-01-25 2005-02-09  Eurocopter Canada Ltd.  
    C-FDNR 2005-04-15 2017-01-11  Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources  
    C-FDNK 2017-01-11    WMD Helico Inc.  
1383 EC 120 B F-WQDB 2004-05 P 2005  Eurocopter France (permit to fly issue renewed on 2005-02)  
    B-7060 2005-04-19    Specialized Aviation Company  
1384 EC 120 B ZK-HTF 2004-09-21 2006-03-07  M.A.Erceg  
    ZK-HTF 2005-11-04    >> DBR in a crash near Raglan on the slopes leading to Mount Karioi, New Zealand, on 2005-11-04  
1385 EC 120 B F-WQDA 2004-09 P    Eurocopter France  
    VT-VYJ 2005-01-11 2006-05-02  India Fly SafeAviation   
    VT-VYJ 2005-03-31    >> DBR in a crash at Bilakhia Cricket Stadium, Vapi, India, on 2005-03-31  
1386 EC 120 B N120NT 2004-09-03 2004-11-30    
    N120NT 2004-11-30 2007-05-29  Pacer Communities Inc.  
    OO-STX 2007-07-17 2011-01-10  Stephex Stables  
    OO-STX 2011-01-10    ILPAM b.v.b.a.  
1387 EC 120 B VH-NZZ 2005-01 R 2005-04-13  Australian Aerospace (reservation ntu)  
    G-ETIM 2005-04-27 2012-10-08  TR Smith (Agricultural Machinery) Ltd.  
    G-ETIM 2012-10-08    Tenterfield (Holdings) Ltd.  
1388 EC 120 B SE-JJM 2005-02-18 T    Elcom Finans AS Norge  delivered as SE-JJM to Piteå on 2005-02-05, parked for months in a hangar)  
    SE-JJM 2005-06-28 2007-04-18  Kallax Flyg  (lsf Lars Anders AB)  
    SE-JJM 2007-04-18    Kallax Flyg  
1389 EC 120 B N175AE 2004-09-20      
    N175AE 2006-03-02 2017-06-28  William Packer Investments Inc.  
    N175AE 2017-06-28    Alpha Bravo One LLC  
1390 EC 120 B N120MH 2004-12-10      
    N120MH 2007-01-03 2011-06-07  Prime Healthcare Services Inc.  
    N120MH 2011-06-07 2014-09-26  Helipix Corp.  
    N120MH 2014-09-26 2014-11-18  Fly Low Films Inc.  
    N120MH 2014-11-18    Farview Holdings LLC  
1391 EC 120 B F-WWPM 2004-09 P 2004  Eurocopter France  
    N551AC 2004-12-29 2005-02-08    
    N551AC 2005-02-08 2008-02-05  Alpha Charlie LLC  
    N551AC 2008-02-05 2009-10-26  Susquehanna Air LLC  
    C-GLAH 2009-11-16    Lakeview Aviation Ltd.  
1392 EC 120 B N142SH 2005-04-25    N142SP??  
    N142SH 2005-06-27    NBS Equipment Leasing  
1393 EC 120 B F-WQDM 2004-11 P 2005  Eurocopter France  
    9M-HAA 2005 2012-03  Integrated Training & Services  
    N232ZM 2012-04-10    Integrity Aircraft Title Holdings LLC  
1394 EC 120 B F-WQDL 2004-11 P 2004  Eurocopter France  
    F-HALB 2004-12-08 2006-09-07  Conseils Logistique Production - C.L.P. (lsf BNP Parisbas Lease Group)  
    F-HALB 2006-09-07 2006-10-06  Conseils Logistique Production - C.L.P.  
    F-HALB 2006-10-06 2007-04-24  Aero Management, London F-HALB
    F-HALB 2007-04-24 2008-07-17  Air and Genaral Finance, Surbiton (UK)  
    F-HALB 2008-07-17 2012-01-31  Regourd Aviation             [ in 2008 modified to EC120 Voyager ]  
    F-HALB 2012-01-31 2012-02-14  Nordic Environmentel Group Oy, Helsinki, Finland.  
    OH-HEG 2012-02-14    Nordic Environmentel Group Oy  
1395 EC 120 B F-WDQG 2004-12 P 2004  Eurocopter France  
    F-HAFH 2004-12-15 2010-06-30  Conseils Logistique Production - C.L.P. (lsf Bail Oeust)   (in 2008, noted with Helistar titles)  
    F-HAFH 2010-06-30 2011-04-22  Air Fly Helicoptères  (lsf Lixxbail)  
    OM-JOP 2011-04 2014-09  Klíma Martin - AUTO DAREX  
    SE-JUT 2014-09-11    Fjällflygarna i Arjeplog AB  
1396 EC 120 B F-WQDK 2005-02 P 2005  Eurocopter France  
    HB-ZFY 2005-03-16 2009-03-08  Perk Establishment  
    HB-ZFY 2009-03-08 2012-05-23  Eliticino  (lsf Heli TS Anstalt)  
    F-HHFA 2012-06-15    High Five Air Sarl  
1397 EC 120 B F-WWXK 2005-02 P 2005  Eurocopter France  
    N526AG 2005-03-15      
    N526AG 2006-06-02 2010-03-04  Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee, UK (operated in Ireland by the beneficial owner)  
    N313PM 2006-08-14 R ntu  Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee, Cornwall, UK (reservation ntu)  
    D-HKDV 2010-07-26    Wilhelm Niemann GmbH, Melle  
    D-HKDV 2011-08-26    >> substantial damaged by hailstorm at Mühlheim an der Mosel, Germany, on 2011-08-26 >> rebuilt D-HKDV
1398 EC 120 B F-WWXL 2005-02 P 2005  Eurocopter France  
    N198AE 2005-05-05      
    N198AE 2005-08-26 2005-09-14  Petra Aviation  
    SE-JOZ 2005-10-06 2014-04-22  Jämtlands Flyg AB  
    SE-JOZ 2014-04-22    Jämtlands Flyg  AB  ( lsf Jämtland Helikopter AB  )  
1399 EC 120 B F-WWPY 2005-01 P 2005  Eurocopter France  
    N120CU 2005-10-11    Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N120CU 2006-05-24    Cavanaugh Charters Inc.  
1400 EC 120 B N288JK 2006-05-18 2007-01-22  Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee  
    N288JK 2007-01-22 2014-02-25  Sacramento County Sheriifs Office  
    N288JK 2014-02-25    County of Sacramento  (Sacramento Co Sheriiff's Dept.)  
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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