AirCare Helicopters

AirCare I is an EC-130 B4 manufactured by Eurocopter (a French and German consortium) and is a single pilot and single engine aircraft.

Helicopter in the sky

  • Main rotor is a 3 blade 35 ft. diameter Starflex design rotor
  • Tail rotor is a 10 blade 3.3 ft. diameter Fenestron type design rotor
  • Engine is a single jet turbine engine manufactured by Turbomeca
  • Maximum take-off power is 747 shaft HP
  • Maximum continuous power during cruise flight is 728 shaft HP
  • Aircraft engine from start to shutdown is controlled digitally by computer (there are 2 on-board computers with one serving as back-up)
  • Aircraft length: 41.5 ft (tip of main front rotor blade to tail)
  • Aircraft width: 6.6 ft (cabin width)
  • Aircraft height: 11.8 ft (ground to top of tail fin)
  • Fuel capacity 142.7 U.S. gallons
  • Fuel consumption: 51 gal/hr
  • Cruise speed: 120 knots (138 mph)
  • Approximate range: 150-200 NM (with crew and patient)
  • Maximum gross take-ff weight: 5350 lbs.

AirCare II is an ASTAR 350-B2 manufactured by Eurocopter (a French/German consortium) and is a single pilot and single engine aircraft.

Helictopter on the roof

  • Main rotor is a 3 blade 35 ft. diameter Starflex design rotor
  • Tail rotor is a 2 blade design and has a 3.3 ft. diameter
  • Engine is a single jet turbine engine manufactured by Turbomeca
  • Maximum take-off power is 732 shaft HP
  • Maximum continuous power during cruise flight is 625 shaft HP
  • Aircraft length: 42.5 ft (tip of main front rotor blade to tail)
  • Aircraft width: 5.7 ft (cabin width)
  • Aircraft height: 10.8 ft (ground to top of tail fin)
  • Fuel capacity 142 U.S. gallons
  • Fuel consumption: 46 gal/hr
  • Cruise speed: 120 knots (138 mph)
  • Approximate range: 150-200 NM (with crew and patient)
  • Maximum gross take-ff weight: 4961 lbs.