Airbus HelicoptersH135

Max. weight:
2,950 kg/6,504 lb
(all configurations)
Useful load:
1,495 kg/3,296 lb
1 pilot + 6/7 passengers, or 2 pilots + 5/6 passengers
Maximum cargo sling load:
1,300 kg/2,866 lb

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The H135 (formerly known as the EC135 T3/P3) is a member of Airbus Helicopters' light-medium EC135 family of helicopters.
Today around 1,100 twin-engine EC135s have been delivered and are in service in nearly 60 countries. With nearly 300 operators, these versatile aircraft have together flown more than 3.25 million hours.

The H130 is one of the quietest helicopters in its class, the H135’s noise footprint is markedly lower than older-generation helicopters in the same category. This matters most to customers who regularly fly over cities and in densely populated areas, for corporate transportation, emergency medical services and police duties.

Fitted with a bearingless main rotor, Airbus Helicopters’ signature Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor, engine software modifications, and a new lateral air intake, the H135 provides additional payload and delivers best-in-class performance throughout its flight envelope. 
Two FADEC-equipped engine options are available on the helicopter: Turbomeca’s Arrius 2B2PLUS and Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206BB. Both of these reliable turboshaft powerplants provide outstanding performance and vital power reserves – even in one-engine inoperative scenarios – along with low fuel consumption.

Safety is additionally enhanced by the increased power of the H135’s engines (Turbomeca’s Arrius 2B2PLUS and the Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206BB). 
Optional single- or dual-pilot IFR avionics suites ensure reliability in the most demanding weather conditions, which is appreciated in missions such as airlift flights to offshore oil and gas platforms, as well as utility/aerial work duties that include servicing offshore wind turbines.


2 Turbomeca ARRIUS 2B2 or
2 Pratt&Whitney PW206B2, FADEC
Maximum emergency power (OEI):
609 kW/816 shp

Maximum range

More than 620 km/334 nm
(takeoff at maximum weight - Sea level - ISA)*

Fast cruise speed

254 km per hr/137 kts
(at maximum weight - Sea level - ISA)


Main Roles

A light, multipurpose twin-engine helicopter with an advanced design an 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.


AS350 B2

Max. weight:
2,250 kg/4,960 lb
2,500 kg/5,512 lb
(with external load)
Useful load:
1,030 kg/2,270 lb
1 pilot + 5/6 passengers
Maximum cargosling load: 1,160 kg/2,557 lb


Max. weight:
1,715 kg/3,781 Ib
1,800 kg/3,968 Ib
(with external load)
Useful load:
714 kg / 1,574 lb
1 pilot + 4 passengers
Maximum cargo sling load: 700 kg/1,543 lb


Max. weight:
2,250 kg/4,960lb*
2,800 kg/6,172 lb
(with external load)
Useful load:
1,013 kg/2,233 lb
1 pilot + 5-6 passengers
Maximum cargo swing load:
1,400 kg/3,086lb