The EC-130’s reliability and low operating costs make it a favorite with sightseeing tour operators.  It’s easy to fly and maintain, making it suitable for many segments and markets around the globe.  The EC-130 bears Bob’s stamp of approval and thats not easy to earn.

Crew: 1 (pilot in left seat)

Capacity: 6 passengers (2 at front and four at back) can be modified to take 7 passengers (3 at front and four at back)

Length: 10.68 m (35 ft)

Rotor diameter: 10.69 m (35 ft 1in)

Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11 in)

Empty weight: 1,377 kg (3,036 lbs)

Useful load: 1,050 kg (2,315 lbs)

Max takeoff weight: 2,427 kg (5,351 lbs)

Powerplant: 1× Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshaft, 632 kW (847 shp)

Cruise speed: 240 km/h (130 knots, 150 mph)

Range: 610 km (329 nm, 378 mi)

Service ceiling: : 4,770 m (15,655 ft)

Here is a link to some technical data from Eurocopter:

Ivan Klugman