The EC130 T2’s cabin is suitable for one pilot and up to seven passengers. More than 70% of the EC130 T2’s airframe structure has been modified from the previous EC130 B4 version.

Airbus Helicopters’ EC130 T2 enters Indian market with two launch customers

Airbus Helicopters has signed Indian market launch orders for its single-engine EC130 T2 with Sanjay Ghodawat Group and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL), which plan to introduce the single-engine EC130’s enhanced version later this year for passenger transport services in Kolhapur and Delhi, respectively. The customers ordered one EC130 T2 apiece. The Sanjay Ghodawat Group is a diversified conglomerate with presence in consumer products, energy, mining, chemicals, and agribusiness. GVHL is India’s largest private helicopter company, which will assign the EC130 T2 to Birdie—its on-shore operations division offering charters and religious tourism services.

The EC130 T2’s cabin is suitable for one pilot and up to seven passengers. More than 70% of the EC130 T2’s airframe structure has been modified from the previous EC130 B4 version. New and updated features include the use of a more powerful Turbomeca Arriel 2D turboshaft engine and upgraded main gearbox, along with the incorporation of an active vibration control system and improved air-conditioning, distribution, and demisting systems. Performance of the EC130 T2 has been improved for a higher maximum gross takeoff weight (2500 kg for internal loads, and 3050 kg when external loads are carried), and a speed increase of up to 10 kts from the EC130 B4.

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