The EC 130 B4 is a 7 to 8-seat single-engine helicopter, offering particular qualities of silence, comfort and spaciousness. It features a low external noise emission, 8.5dB under the ICAO requirement. This is achieved by the low noise “Fenestron”, and the automatic control of the rotor RPM, a function which automatically optimizes the overflight noise signature without operational limitations. The roomy and modular cabin has a low internal noise level, and all seats comply with FAA regulations in terms of energy absorbtion. The EC 130 B4 is powered by a Turbomeca ARRIEL 2B1 turbine engine, completed with a dual channel digital engine control system - FADEC -, and a back-up control box that automatically controls the engine in case of total failure of both digital channels of the FADEC.
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