NEW – EC135 T3/P3
The 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
The EC135 is a powerful, lightweight, twin-engine multi-mission helicopter that showcases top-notch technology while offering low operating costs. The EC135’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, Eurocopter’s Fenestron® tail rotor and bearingless main rotor, the EC135 is recognized for its high performance and outstanding maneuverability. It is one of the quietest helicopters in its class. The EC135 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: Turbomeca’s Arrius 2B2 and the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B2. Both of these powerful, reliable turboshaft engines provide outstanding performance and vital reserves, even in one-engine inoperative scenarios, along with low fuel consumption. The EC135’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
A light, multipurpose twin-engine helicopter with an advanced design and state-of-the-art technology. The EC135 is the reference helicopter for EMS and public services, thanks to its performance, cabin flexibility and capabilities. The EC135 is also a trendsetter in the business aviation market thanks to its comfort, versatility and exclusive Hermes design.
Introducing the EC135 T3/P3. Main improvements include:
Introducing the EC135 P2e / EC135 T2e. Main Improvements include:
- Increased MTOW to 2950 kg / 6504 lb
- Increased payload of 40 kg / 88 lb
- View EC135 Upgrades Brochure
|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|
(takeoff at maximum weight - Sea level - ISA)
|More than 334 nm/620 km|
The data set forth in this document is for informational purposes only and may vary with conditions. For performance data and operating limitations reference see approved flight manual and all related documentation.
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 EC135, featuring Eurocopter’s latest technological developments such as an advanced cockpit design, modern 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 EC135 advanced technology and design features:
Operators can choose between two types of engines. Both feature a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system for optimized engine operations and safety:
|Turbomeca Arrius 2B2||Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B|
This system reduces pilot workload and increases flight safety. The FADEC also greatly simplifies engine control and ensures:
New and improved systems
Large Choice of Cockpit Configurations
Fenestron®: This shrouded tail rotor is:
Four-Bladed Hingeless and Bearingless Main Rotor
The EC135’s main rotor, which only requires on-condition maintenance, provides agility and very high clearance for enhanced safety.
Spacious, unobstructed cabin and cargo compartments
EMS and SAR
The highly successful EC135 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 EC135’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 is an effective platform for:
- Primary EMS Missions
- Secondary EMS Missions
- Disaster Management, SAR and Homeland Defense Missions
- View EMS Brochure
Oil and Gas
The EC135’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 EC135 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 EC135 allows for fast and easy maintenance, thereby ensuring optimal dispatch availability. Finally, the EC135’s proven
technology enables pilots to perform safe and efficient
flights, even in the poorest weather conditions.
- View Oil & Gas Brochure
The EC135 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.
Some examples of utility missions that the EC135 can perform includes:
- Sling load operation
- Cargo transportation
- Power line inspections
- Wind turbine maintenance and inspections
- Harbor pilot transportation
- News gathering
Whatever action the law enforcement mission requires, the EC135 offers the perfect solution. With its compact size and shrouded tail rotor, the EC135 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 EC135 for their daily operations.
The EC135 is the ideal workhorse for the following law enforcement activities:
- Observation and airborne surveillance
- Command, Control and Communications
- Border patrol
- Police escort
- Rapid transportation of special equipment and units
- Commando insertion and retraction
EC135 passengers enjoy an exceptionally fast, smooth ride, thanks to its bearingless main rotor and innovative Fenestron® tail rotor system. The EC135’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 EC135 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.
The EC135 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.
The EC135 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.
The EC135 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 EC135 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 EC135:
- Type conversion
- IFR training
- Twin-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
EC135 full flight simulator training is also available.