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n. Completed & Flown: 57 ( 2014 )


GHIBLI 260 - CONFIGURATIONS
AG - AGRICULTURE - One pilot + 150 Kg tank of chemical product + Spray System
AM - AMBULANCE - One pilot + 1 Doctor + 1 Patient
CA - CARGO - One pilot + 150 Kg cargo
CO - COMBO - One pilot + one passenger + 100 Kg cargo
DE - ARMOURED - With ballistic protection - Defence & Security
FL - FLOATS - for amphibian operations
LE - LAW ENFORCEMENT - One pilot + Operator + 50 Kg equipment or extra tank
LR - LONG RANGE - 1 pilot + 1 operator + 100 lt extra tank - up to 1.000 Km of range -
ND - NOT DETERMINATE - Ready for any different configuration -
PA - PATROL - One pilot + 1 operator + Pan & Tilt mounted LED Spot Light : 100 Kg of equipments
SC - SAFE CARGO - One pilot + one security guard + 100 Kg of safe cargo
SO - SPECIAL OPERATION - One pilot + 1 operator + 100 Kg equipment
ST - STANDARD PASSENGERS - One pilot + three passengers - Business class seats
TR - TROOPER - 1 pilot + 2 operators + 50 Kg of equipments
VP - VIP - 1 Pilot + 2 Seats + 50 Kg luggage + extra air conditioning system

- A/C and Heating System - Click on:- All details and Specification -



GHIBLI 260 : with the DESERT KIT installed.
The Desert Kit is composed by:
AIR INTAKE EXTRA FILTERS - EXTRA RADIATOR - COCKPIT COVER -
INTERNAL FAN - SPECIAL DOORS - MAIN ROTOR CANOPY
- AIR INTAKE COVER - CABIN CANOPY -
SPRAY BLADES PROTECTION: Hontek sprayable erosion-protection coating system by Kaman.

- AGRI KIT - Specification - Click on:- Ghibli 160 / Ghibli 160 "Titanium" / Ghibli 260 / Twinpower 520 -

FAA CERTIFIED DESIGN by Sikorsky

Sikorsky web page
Click on: Sikorsky' official web page

- Technical and Performance Data -

Seats
4

LS7 - Max. Power - Helicopter use -
280 HP @ 3250 rpm - Torque: 430 lb-ft - 582 Nm

LS7 - Economy configuration - Power output - Helicopter use
260 HP @ 3050 rpm - Torque: 420 lb-ft - 569 Nm

LS7 - Special configuration - Max. Power - Helicopter use
300 HP @ 3500 rpm - Torque: 440 lb-f - 595 Nm

LS7 - Engine - Max. admitted Power - Automotive use ( Corvette )
505 HP ( 377 Kw ) @ 6300 rpm - Torque: 405 lb-f - 548 Nm

LS7 - Max. Torque -
470 lb-ft / 637 Nm @ 4800 rpm - 450 HP ( 337 Kw )

Controls
FADEC ( Fully Automated Digital Electronic Control ) Electronic Throttle Governor


280 HP - 430 Nm @ 3250 r.p.m.
300 HP - 440 Nm @ 3500 r.p.m.

LS 7 - PowerTable -

HP Kw r.p.m. lb-ft Nm REMARK
450 337 4800 470 637 MAX Torque
260 195 3050 420 569 Cruis. power
280 210 3250 430 582 Max Standard Conf. Power - Helic.
300 225 3500 440 595 Max. Helic. Power
505 377 6300 420 569 MAX. Eng. Power


WEIGHT: 458 lbs - 207 Kg


- Engine : The LS 7 by GM - - LS 7 Engine specification -

The LS 7 The manufacturing unit...
The Engine Manufactuting workshop by G.M.


Engine Type
Standard engine: LS 7 - GM -
or
on request: Lycoming VO-435-A1F-

STROKE - FUEL TYPE
- Automobile fuel - Unleaded Gasoline
FUEL: Standard Automotive Unleaded Gasoline - 91 AKI minimum per ASTM D 4814 or EN 228 Automotive Fuel -
Refer to the latest revision of SI 1070 for a complete listing of approved fuels.
European Unleaded Petrol: verify specification prior to use.

Controls
FADEC ( Fully Automatad Digital Electronic Control ) Electronic Throttle Governor

Standard Fuel Capacity
215 l - 57 U.S. Gallon

Service Ceiling
3,600 m - 12,000 feet

Main Rotor Blades
3 Blades - 10 m Diam - 33'

Main Rotor Blades r.p.m
220 r.p.m standard max.

Tail Rotor Blades
2 Blades - 175 cm Diam ( 5' 9" )

Cabin Width
1,52 m - 5'


Cruise Speed
144 Km/h - 90 mph

Max. Speed - V.N.E.
177 Km/h - 110 mph

Endurance min./Max. Hours with 215 lt fuel tank
with LS7 Engine : 6H @ 140 Km/h - 75 kts
with Lycoming VO-435-A1F6H : 4.3 H @ 140 Km/h - 75 kts

Consumption
LS 7 Engine: 9 - 10 US Gall/h - 34 - 38 lt/h -
Lycoming VO-435-A1F: 14 US Gall/h - 54 - 55 lt/h -

Range with 215 lt fuel tank
with LS7 Engine : 840 - 864 Km / 453- 466 nml
with Lycoming VO-435-A1F engine : 600 - 620 Km / 324-334 nml


Empty Weight - LS 7 Engine -
794 Kg - 1750 lbs lbs

Useful Load MTOW
430 Kg - 950 lbs

Gross Weight - MTOWA - Max Weight
1224 Kg - 2700 lbs


TABLE of the Operative Range - (Km )
- LS 7 Engine - Consumption approx. 38 lt/h

1200 Km range - under the following conditions:
Pilot: max. 100 Kg weight.
Endurance: approx. 8 h @ 140 Km/h speed.
Fuel + Oil: 330 Kg approx. with extra-tanks.

800 Km range - under the following conditions:
Pilot: max. 100 Kg weight+ 230 Kg ( passengers and/or cargo )
Endurance: approx. 5.7 h @ 140 Km/h speed.
Fuel + Oil: 200 Kg approx.

400 Km range - under the following conditions:
Pilot: max. 100 Kg weight+ 330 Kg ( passengers and/or cargo )
Endurance: approx. 2.8 h @ 140 Km/h speed.
Fuel + Oil: 100 Kg approx.


Fuselage Length
9,30 m - 30' 6"

Height Total
2,62 m - 8' 7"

Status
Operative


Transport size - Without Main Rotor -
Total Length : 10000mm ( 33' )
Max. Height 2500 mm ( 98" ) without rotor
Max. Width 2200 mm ( 86,6" )
Max Weight 1000 Kg ( 2204 Lbs ) approx.
Final dimensions could be different in relation to the configurations.

Included operations and installed instruments
Rigged, balanced and flight tested 20 hours
Compass - GPS - Engine's Gauges and Indicators

Blades protection

Hontek sprayable erosion-protection coating system by Kaman.
Under Evaluation - Next:
BladeGuard cVG-EPS “conformal vortex generator erosion protection system,”

- New avionics by GARMIN

Instrument LCD panel - PFD Display - Moving Map graphics - etc
G-500H standard
Optional on request: G 600 and H-TAWS - Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System
The H-TAWS Video

Optional on request: GTN Series - Next -
Touch screen controls - MFD Capabilities - ADS-B Traffic and Weather - Weather Radar and more..:
The GTN Video

Optional on request: GTX ES "S" Mode transponder -
GTX ES Specification

Optional on request: SAT COMM - IRIDIUM -
GSR 56 - Specification

Optional on request: HF Transceiver with ALE by Bendixking -
KCU 1051 specification


2016 - Optional avionics/ communications systems by SKYTRAC

DAST 300 / ISAT 100 - 200 - 200A / DVI - CDP etc
Portable IRIDIUM / GPS / Phone / Text Global / etc.
Skytrac web page

On REQUEST
Fuel Extra Tank - 200 lt capacity - for single pilot use -
Air Conditioning
Heating system
Transponder Mode 3A/C -
Spray Kit
Floats Kit
Chart Plotter
Hook reinforcement

The ARMORED configuration - Click on:Armored model


Already in service in: USA - AUSTRALIA - CANADA - RUSSIA - SOUTH AFRICA - SLOVENIA -
SWITZERLAND ( 2011 )

SOUTH AFRICA Certification: NTCA
CANADIAN Approval: 4 places - 2800 lb. gross weight -

- Engine : The LS 7 by GM - - LS 7 Engine specification -

- LS7: The Largest, Most Powerful Small-Block Ever Built -

- F.A.Q. - FAA Standard - Cost of operation - etc.-

OPTIONALS:
- AGRIKIT - - Agricultural Kit specification -

- AGRI KIT - Specification - Click on:- Ghibli 160 / Ghibli 160 "Titanium" / Ghibli 260 / Twinpower 520 -

ARMORED MODEL - The "AR" MODEL


AMBULANCE

- One patient accomodation

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This helicopter is manufactured only upon order. Check with for the approximate delivery time as it varies with the current number of orders in production preceding your purchase

SHIPMENT
One unit in a standard 40' High Cube Container

CUSTOM - N.D.P. Number: - 880211 - Helicopters with an empty weight less than 2000 Kg - Hélicoptères d'un poids à vide n'excedent pas 2000 Kg
N.D.P. number to be verified prior delivery