EC135 T3/P3NEW – H135

The H135 (EC135 T3/P3) is the latest evolution of the EC135 range, offering a perfect combination of power, safety and maneuverability.

More Payload, More Performance

  • Improvement of main rotor – diameter is 20 cm wider, providing increased lift
  • New Enhanced engine air intake efficiency
  • New FADEC software upgrading the engine rating

The Cockpit Environment has also been enhanced to meet the most demanding customer expectations while continuously providing to the highest possible safety levels

  • The Garmin GTN750 touch screen solution reducing pilot workload thanks to the newly designed Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Light Aircraft Recording System – Alerts Vision 1000 – an improved flight analysis tool and an additional training support tool for cockpit resource management

New Options for increased versatility and extended mission performance

  • External life raft system – EASA OPS 3 compliant
  • New light weight multifunctional flat floor
  • New Class D certified external hoist providing additional lift capability to 272 kg (600 lb)
  • The latest Stylence® Interior package, offering best-in-class on board comfort


‘Multi-mission Flexibility’

EC135The H135 is a powerful, lightweight, twin-engine multi-mission helicopter that showcases top-notch technology while offering low operating costs. The H135’s high endurance and extended range enables this helicopter to perform a full range of mission requirements, while carrying more payload over longer distances than any aircraft in its class. Incorporating a modern cockpit and avionics, as well as, Airbus Helicopters’ Fenestron® tail rotor and bearingless main rotor, the H135 is recognized for its high performance and outstanding maneuverability. It is one of the quietest helicopters in its class. The H135 is approximately 6.5 db below ICAO standards. This is of particular interest to operators regularly flying over cities and in densely-populated areas, including emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies.

Two FADEC-equipped engine options are available: Safran’s Arrius 2B2 “Plus” and the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B3. Both of these powerful, EC135reliable turboshaft engines provide outstanding performance and vital reserves, even in one-engine inoperative scenarios, along with low fuel consumption. The H135’s simple, multi-purpose design, allowing for fast and easy maintenance and optimal dispatch reliability, is enhanced with an unrivaled variety of optional equipment.

The EC135 “i-Pac” Retrofit and the new “e” Upgrade are available to enhance your EC135.

With this new improvement package, existing customers will benefit from:

  • more payload
  • increased take off power
  • improved hot and high performances


Technology Content

EC135 T3/P3 CockpitH135 (EC135 T3/P3)

Large Choice of Cockpit Configurations:

  • MEGHAS solution with dual GTN750 installation
  • First Limit Indicator (FLI): displays the first limit reached between Torque, Ng or T4, either in AEO or in OEI mode, whatever temperature and altitude


The H135, featuring Airbus Helicopters’ latest technological developments such as an advanced cockpit design, EC135 T3/P3 Rescuemodern avionics, Fenestron® anti-torque device and a bearingless main rotor system, provide outstanding performance and maneuverability. Quiet and more cost effective to operate than any other twin-engine helicopter in its class, this aircraft is also equipped with safety equipment such as energy-absorbing fuselage and passenger and crew seats, along with crash-resistant fuel cells.

The H135 advanced technology and design features:

Power Plants

Operators can choose between two types of engines. Both feature a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system for optimized engine operations and safety:

EC135 Engine

Safran Arrius 2B2 +

EC135 Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B3



This system reduces pilot workload and increases flight safety. The FADEC also greatly simplifies engine control and ensures:

  • Optimum performance in all conditions
  • Engine protection
  • Power plant monitoring

New and improved systems

  • Ventilation
  • Air conditioning
  • Inlet barrier filter
  • Medium height landing gear
EC135 Landing Gear

EC135 Cockpit

Large Choice of Cockpit Configurations

  • Fully-integrated Thales Avionics glass cockpit using LCD-based multifunction display panels
  • Central Panel Display System (CPDS) that incorporates a Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD®) and a Caution and Advisory Display (CAD)
  • Possibility to install an advanced, fully-integrated Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS).

Fenestron®: This shrouded tail rotor is:

  • High efficiency
  • Low vulnerability when maneuvering close to terrain
  • Safe for ground personnel
  • Low external noise signature
EC135 Fenestron

EC135 Main Rotor

Four-Bladed Hingeless and Bearingless Main Rotor

The H135’s main rotor, which only requires on-condition maintenance, provides agility and very high clearance for enhanced safety.


Spacious, unobstructed cabin and cargo compartments

  • Volume of 5.9 m3 (208.35 cubic ft)
  • Flat floor from the cockpit to the rear clamshell doors
  • Excellent accessibility from all sides: two hinged cockpit doors, two wide sliding doors and two rear-hinged
    clamshell doors
EC135 Cabin


Characteristics Content

EC135 T2A light, multipurpose twin-engine helicopter with an advanced design and state-of-the-art technology. The H135 is the reference helicopter for EMS and public services, thanks to its performance, cabin flexibility and capabilities. The H135 is also a trendsetter in the business aviation market thanks to its comfort, versatility and exclusive Hermes design.

Introducing the H135 (EC135 T3/P3). Main improvements include:

Introducing the EC135 P2e / EC135 T2e. Main Improvements include:

Passenger transportation 1 pilot + 6/7 passengers
2 pilots + 5/6 passengers
Maximum Weight (all configurations) 6,504 lb / 2,950 kg
Useful load 3,296 lb / 1,495 kg
Maximum cargo sling load 2,866 lb / 1,300 kg
Engine 2 Turbomecca ARRIUS 2B2 or
2 Pratt&Whitney PW206B2
Maximum emergency power (OFI) 816 shp / 609 kW
Fast cruise speed
(at maximum weight – Sea level – ISA)
137 kts / 254 km/hr
Maximum range
(takeoff at maximum weight – Sea level – ISA)
More than 334 nm/620 km


  • EMS and SAR

    EC135 EMSThe highly successful H135 lends itself readily to perform all types of EMS and disaster management SAR missions. Its design offers a lightweight cockpit layout, compact dimensions, excellent outside visibility, as well as, a modular flexible cabin arrangement. Loading and unloading is carried out quickly and easily on either side or at the rear, through the extra-large sliding doors or rear clamshell doors. Even during winching operations, patients can be easily transferred into the hovering helicopter. In addition, the H135’s external noise level—below the strictest regulatory specifications—allows for operation in close approach to hospitals, which are often situated in highly populated areas.

    EC135 EMSH135 is an effective platform for:

    • Primary EMS Missions
    • Secondary EMS Missions
    • Disaster Management, SAR and Homeland Defense Missions
  • Oil and Gas

    EC135 Oil & GasThe H135’s panoramic visibility, exceptional maneuverability, range, twin-engine performance, safety, and large cabin make this helicopter perfectly suited for the most demanding oil and gas operations. The powerful and reliable engines provide outstanding performance and vital power reserves, even in one-engine inoperative (OEI) scenarios. The H135 features other safety aspects, such as energy-absorbing fuselage and seats, along with crash-resistant fuel cells. Its state-of-the-art avionics considerably reduce pilot workload, allowing them to focus on the mission ahead. The simple design of the H135 allows for fast and easy maintenance, thereby ensuring optimal dispatch availability. Finally, the H135’s proven
    technology enables pilots to perform safe and efficient
    flights, even in the poorest weather conditions.

  • Utility

    EC135 HoistThe H135 offers numerous possibilities for utility operators. It is especially adapted to utility missions with its powerful category A, FADEC-equipped engines, roomy cabin with sliding doors and low sensitivity to wind. In addition, it provides a high external cargo hook capacity.

    EC135 UtilitySome examples of utility missions that the H135 can perform includes:

    • Sling load operation
    • Hoisting
    • Cargo transportation
    • Power line inspections
    • Wind turbine maintenance and inspections
    • Harbor pilot transportation
    • News gathering
    • Firefighting
  • Law Enforcement

    EC135 PoliceWhatever action the law enforcement mission requires, the H135 offers the perfect solution. With its compact size and shrouded tail rotor, the H135 can land in confined areas. Its wide, unobstructed cabin offers increased visibility for observation operations. Mission flexibility, low noise, reduced maintenance, operational costs and higher availability are among the many reasons why so many police operators have already chosen the H135 for their daily operations.

    The H135 is the ideal workhorse for the following law enforcement activities:

    • EC135 PoliceObservation and airborne surveillance
    • Command, Control and Communications
    • Pursuit
    • Border patrol
    • Police escort
    • Rapid transportation of special equipment and units
    • Commando insertion and retraction
  • Passenger Transportation

    EC135 HermesH135 passengers enjoy an exceptionally fast, smooth ride, thanks to its bearingless main rotor and innovative Fenestron® tail rotor system. The H135’s high set main rotor and the shrouded tail rotor enhance safety for passengers and ground crews. The oversized side-sliding doors enable passengers to easily board and exit. In addition, the helicopter’s rear clamshell doors make luggage storage simple. The H135 offers unsurpassed external visibility during flight where passengers can sit back and soak up the extraordinary view. With its low noise and vibration levels, the atmosphere is both pleasant and restful for passengers and crew.

    EC135 Hermes InteriorCorporate Version
    The H135 Corporate configuration offers comfortable, classic surroundings. This configuration can comfortably accommodate up to six passengers plus a pilot, providing ample legroom space. An optional version accommodates seven passengers and a pilot.

    Executive Version
    The H135 Executive configuration provides passengers with an outstanding work environment: There is ample room for up to four people. High-tech materials such as carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum-alloy with the best and most precise manufacturing technologies give a stylish, modern appearance.

    L’Hélicoptère par Hermès
    L’Hélicoptère par Hermès is an exclusive development in
    collaborative engineering and design based on a dialogue
    and research between Eurocopter engineers and Hermès
    designers and craftsmen.

  • Training Missions

    EC135 TrainingThe H135 is the perfect helicopter for pilot training thanks to its maneuverability, high visibility and low vibration levels. In addition, it is equipped with the most advanced technologies available to help instructors perform training missions in optimal safety conditions. The H135 is easy to fly, requires minimal maintenance and provides low fuel consumption, which translates into low operating and overall training costs.

    Types of training that can be carried out on the H135:

    • Type conversion
    • IFR training
    • EC135 SimulatorTwin-engine/OEI training
    • Advanced and mission training for:
      • Night vision goggles (NVGs)
      • Rescue hoists
      • Sling loads on a cargo hook
      • Helmet-mounted sight and display
      • Management of complex missions

    H135 full flight simulator training is also available.



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