EMA 124
Role Utility helicopter
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Elicotteri Meridionali/Agusta
First flight 28 May 1970
Number built 1
Developed from Bell 47

The Meridionali/Agusta EMA 124 was a light utility helicopter flown in prototype form in Italy in 1970.[1] The design was undertaken by Agusta for production in a joint venture with Elicotteri Meridionali, based on the Bell 47 that Agusta was building under licence at the time.[2]

The EMA 124 retained the Bell 47's dynamic components, tubular tail, and undercarriage, but was fitted with a new, more aerodynamic forward fuselage with a cabin to seat three.[1] The fuel tank and engine installation were also "cleaned up", and the rotor omitted the stabiliser bars fitted to the Bell 47's rotor.[2]

A single prototype was flown in 1970 (registration I-EMAF), but nothing further came of the project.[3]


Data from Stevens 1972, 184

General characteristics



  1. ^ a b Taylor 1989, 648
  2. ^ a b Stevens 1972, 184
  3. ^ Simpson 1998, 37