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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 17:23   #141 (permalink)
 
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They're much better
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Are you sure you will still say this when the 76D enters service? I don't know how the maintenance compares with the 155 but the 76D does seem to have certain advantages, RIPS being a major one.

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 23:31   #142 (permalink)
 
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Well, blade de-icing was much talked about as an option (the only aircraft in its class to have it) but I'm not sure it was ever produced. It would imply the design etc is there waiting for demand/competition. I'm sure a 155C with the TM Ardiden, de-icing and upgraded Thales avionics will give the 76D a run for its money!
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 21:40   #143 (permalink)


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Can anyone help? Looking for a EC155 performance chart or similar.

Hello,
I am new to the forum and hope that someone here might be able to provide some assistance.

Does the EC155 have a performance chart that depicts airspeed for the onset of blade stall?

If so, and anyone has access to this chart, could you please contact me via email through the forum. I would like to have a copy of this chart for reference and I have burned up google looking for one. I also contacted Eurocopter USA but did not receive a response.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 23:22   #144 (permalink)
 
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There is no such chart and I'm not sure how you imagine it would be used? Bear in mind that the Vne is 175 KIAS, and that the aircraft has been flown to 210 KIAS (and the rotor to 240 KIAS on a 365 test bed) so you will never get even remotely close to any form of blade stall when operating within the normal flight envelope.
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 01:44   #145 (permalink)


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212man,
Wasn't sure but hoping there might be. The HH-60 and the UH-60 both have one that I currently have a copy of. I wasn't looking to use the chart to predict the airspeed in straight and level flight but instead to determine what Vne would be at a 60 degree angle of bank.
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Old 1st Jun 2010, 20:56   #146 (permalink)


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Cool EC 155 B1 SOP manual

Does any one has a SOP ( standard operating procedures ) Manual or something similar ?
I found out that the FM ( flight Manual ) from Eurocopter is very poor in detailed information such as , procedures , manuvers , training details .

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Old 31st Aug 2011, 14:24   #147 (permalink)
 
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EC-155 De-icing system

@ EC-155 drivers

Is the EC 155 certified to fly in "known icing conditions" in the US ?
Is it working well, did you encounter any issues with it?

thanks for the input
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 14:54   #148 (permalink)
 
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According to this, it is "optional"

Eurocopter EC 155 Medium-Lift Twin Engine Helicopter - Aerospace Technology

But i have yet to hear of any with an icing clearance, and the Eurocopter website doesn't mention anything about it.
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 15:26   #149 (permalink)
 
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Windshield de-icing only. No RIPS/FIPS type blade de-ice.

From the FLM: "If unexpected icing conditions are encountered, fly out of the icing zone as quickly as possible."

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Old 31st Aug 2011, 18:23   #150 (permalink)
 
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IC is correct.

No icing clearance, no blade de-icing, no engine anti-icing.

I believe it was discussed in the early stages of the development and production of the aircraft, but that it was dropped thereafter.

I'm not aware of any future plans to provide and anti-icing capability or icing clearance for the 155.

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Old 31st Aug 2011, 19:44   #151 (permalink)
 
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You worried about a little ice in Michigan, on some dark frosty EMS call? We had one flying around Toronto and Newfoundland, so a few pilots around that have seen the torque creep up a little. Find the local Eurocopter CP and he can probably fill you in on how much you can get away with.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 18:50   #152 (permalink)
 
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EC 155 Altimeter question

Question for any 155 pilots out there. Is there a reason the altimeter seems to reset to STD after shut down? Seems like most aircraft I have flown, to include those with glass cokpits retain the last altimeter setting when you start up. Also, is it just me or is the knob to set QNH VERY sensitive, can be difficult to near impossible to dial in the correct setting during turbulence.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 21:55   #153 (permalink)
 
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seems to reset to STD
Subject: Information regarding indication of the corrected barometric
value on the flight display.

information to the effect that the indication of the corrected barometric value
on the flight display (SMD 45, SMD 68) may occasionally switch back to the standard value. This
spontaneous switching may occur on ground or in flight.

recommends that:
– when the height data is read off on the flight display, a check of the setting of the
barometric correction value be made at the same time.
– before take off, the BARO knob be turned, even if the required QNH is being displayed.
– during AFCS operations in ALT A mode, the setting of the barometric correction value be
checked regularly.
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 16:13   #154 (permalink)
 
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Airbus Helicopters introduces new range of mission options for the traditionally VIP-focused H155:



Airbus Helicopters selected for the partnership development of South Korea’s Light Civil and Light Armed Helicopters

Other bidders for this contract – which involves production of at least 200 units for the ROKA alone – included the AW169 'Dauphin killer' (shortlisted), S-76 and a new offering using Bell 430 drivetrain components. KAI itself reportedly foresees demand for 400 examples in South Korea, and a market for 600 overseas.

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Old 20th Mar 2017, 11:30   #155 (permalink)


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Hi Guys,

I keep hearing about "Lots" of EC155's working the offshore patch around the globe however I can only think of a few locations -

Nigeria (5 - 6)
Vietnam (2 - 3)
China (2)

Where are the rest ???

What about their reliability and performance - again hear of frequent engine changes especially during the early stages of operations in Nigeria BUT does anyone know the real facts on that or any other maint issues?

Curious to hear from those amongst you who have flown the 155 and the S76 and how they compare side by side.
Indonesia Air transport has 4 EC155B1....since 2007 and working well on offshore
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 13:35   #156 (permalink)
 
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Indonesia Air transport has 4 EC155B1....since 2007 and working well on offshore
I know about EC155 flying in Japan and Germany (Police)
Offshore Europe i.e.
http://www.aircharterguide.com/Operator_Info/CHC+HELICOPTERS+NETHERLANDS-HELI-ONE/252/DEN+HELDER/262
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 23:25   #157 (permalink)
 
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CHC PH-SHO I believe still Flying from Den Helder for NAM (Shell)
Heli Holland PH-EQU convertible VIP /offshore
DanCopter used to have 2 in Den Helder as well. Before being kick-off Shell contract.

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Old 26th Mar 2017, 21:04   #158 (permalink)


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CHC does not have any EC 155 anymore :-(
PH-SHO is operated by HeliHolland. Don't know if it is all ad hoc but it flies regularly out of EHKD. (Not sure who in CHC came up with the idea of selling this nice heli to a direct competitor... who now flies it to some of CHC's customers platforms!)
DanCopter still has some EC 155's but think the days are numbered. Probably going back to the lease company sooner rather than later.
NHV is flying EC 155's for Wintershall out of EHKD, but rumours has it that it will soon be replaced by the EC175...
Shame this lovely helicopter seems to be phased out. Great heli to fly if you respect the limitations in low wind conditions. Never been involved in an accident as far as I know :-)
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 02:20   #159 (permalink)
 
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welcome to PPRuNe Noheliname but you might like to fact-check your closing statement - although I agree that 'facts' are sometimes the last thing you'll find here ;-)
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NHV still have a good few of them flying around the place on short term work. Cheap and fast is v popular in todays environment. That said, they are also trying to hand them back to the leasing companies as they have too many spare following the closing of their bases in Ivory Coast and Ghana.
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