Eurocopter EC135

Derived from MBB Bo108
1994










  • Eurocopter EC135
  • Eurocopter EC135

Twin-engine helicopter widely used amongst police, ambulance services and for executive transport. Originally developed by MBB from their Bo.108, was handed over to the new company Eurocopter in the 1990s incorporating the Fenestron tail rotor in the process. First flew on February 15, 1994, the EC135 has been powered by a Turbomeca Arrius or by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 and is equipped with a bearingless main rotor.

Manufactured at Eurocopter s German site in Donauworth with first production aicraft (D-HQQQ) delivered August 1, 1996 to DRF. The 1000th EC135 was rolled out in 2011.

From January 1st, 2014 is known as Airbus Helicopters EC135


Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
EC135T1 1995 Powered by two 435 kW (583 shp) Turbomeca Arrius 2B1/2B1A/2B1A1
EC635T2 1995 Military designation for EC135T1
EC135P1 1996 Powered by two 463 kW (621 shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B
EC135P2 2001 Introduced in 2001 is powered by two 463 kW (621 shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B2 with increased thermodynamic and mechanic OEI ratings (128% ...
EC635P2 2001 Military designation for EC135P2. Succeeded by EC635P2+
EC135T2 2002 Powered by two 452 kW (606 shp) Turbomeca Arrius 2B2
EC135P2+ 2007 Powered by two 463 kW (621 shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B2 with FADEC, extended component time between overhaul (TBOs) and a change in the ma ...
EC135T2+ 2007 Powered by two 473 kW (634 shp) Arrius 2B2 with FADEC and others upgrades. Aircraft upgraded to this standard ( not built ) are known as EC135T2 ...
EC635P2+ 2007 Military designation for EC135P2+
EC635T2+ 2007 Military designation for EC135T2+
EC635VIP 2008 Military VIP
EC135 Hermès 2009 “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès”, VVIP variant
TH-135 2009 EC.135T2+ training variant for the Japanese Maritime self defence force
AH ec135 2014 Airbus production. For airframes built before January 1st, 2014 please see Eurocopter EC135 From February 2015, the new T3/P3 which can be n ...


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