All-Electric Helicopter

Eco Helicopters is headquartered on the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Innovation Hub (iHub) and Accelerator Campus in Palm Springs, California. Its founder is a U.S. Military Veteran, a Rotorcraft Experimental (Electric) Test Pilot, and a Rotorcraft/Vertical Take Off and Landing - Electric (VTOL-e) Holder of Multiple Guinness World Records.

The Story

A lifetime of service and humble innovation.

Eco Helicopters

Eco (Ēkō) Helicopters is proudly veteran owned and operated. Built on a unique philosophy of customer service which brings the excitement of helicopter tours and charters to everyone. Their vision has blessed them with a unique blend of clientele, including top echelon of VIPs.

As of September 2020, we are proud to offer the opportunity to own the first for sale all-electric helicopter "EcoMax" (Ēkō-Max) for Tour & Charter Operations following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) full certification.

"EcoMax"

EcoMax™ all-electric helicopter. Zero in-flight carbon emissions. Capable of 120 miles per hour. The helicopter seats 4 people (3 passengers + 1 pilot). Boasting advanced avionics, including a state-of-the-art autopilot with features like basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking, and approach guidance.

Guiness Record Holder

On September 14th, 2016, a Guinness World Record was set by electric helicopter, a 5-minute flight, at a height of 400 feet, traveling at 80 knots. (Captain Ric Webb)

On March 4th, 2017, a Guinness World Record was set by electric helicopter, the first ever 2 person electric helicopter flight. Additionally, a world speed record was set for an electric helicopter at 100 knots. (Captain Martine Rothblatt | Co-Pilot Ric Webb)

On December 7th, 2018, a Guinness World Record was set for the farthest distance travelled by electric helicopter. (Captain Ric Webb)

The Advantage

Cost per flight hour Legacy* EcoMax**
Motor overhaul/exchange $25.00 $20.00
Overhaul parts $67.95 $67.95
Labor $12.55 $8.50
Fuel/Charging $91.35 $14.00
Oil/Lube $1.16 $0.10
Inspections $20.07 $12.00
Unscheduled maintenance $12.70 $8.50
Flight/hour 500 hours/year $24.53 $20.00
Reserves per hour $105.50 $76.38
Direct cost per hour $125.28 $34.60
Total operation cost per hour $255.31 $130.98
Cost per 1.5 road miles $1.32 $0.70

* From robinsonheli.com **Actual figures may fluctuate.

Contact KiloWatt Aviation to receive the complete EcoMax™ brief.