Airbus’ light, twin-engine H135 is equipped with the most advanced technologies available, including Airbus Helicopters’ own Helionix® avionics suite. Operated by customers around the world, it has a well-earned reputation for excellent performance, endurance, reliability, and versatility.

Technical Description



Maximun speed (VNE) 252 km/h
Max range (with std. fuel tank) 633km
Max endurance (with std fuel tank) 3h 36 min
Hover ceiling OGE (ISA) 2,195 m


Length (D-value) 12.26 m
Height 3.90 m
Main rotor diameter 10.40 m


Engine type 2 x SAFRAN ARRIUS 2B2 Plus or Pratt & Whitney PW206B3
Max takeoff weight / With AGW 2,980 kg / 3,100kg
Useful load 1,418 kg
Sling capacity 1,200 kg
Passenger capacity* 1 or 2 pilots + up to 5/6 passengers


Maximum speed (VNE) 136 Kts
Max range (with std. fuel tank) 342 NM
Max endurance (with std fuel tank) 3h 36 min
Hover ceiling OGE (ISA) 7,200 ft
* Alterante Gross Weight


Length (D-value) 40.22 ft
Height 12.8 ft
Main rotor diametrer 34.10 ft


Engine type 2 x SAFFRAN ARRIUS 2B2 Plus or Pratt & Whitney PW206B3
MTOW / With AGW 6,570 Ib / 6,834 Ib
Useful load 3,124 Ib
Sling capacity 2,646 IB
Passenger capacity* 1 or 2 pilots + up to 5/6 passengers

*A high-density seating configuration is also available and can accommodate up to 6/7 passengers.


Five seats for passenger transport

Five seats for passenger transport

The two pilot/five passenger configuration is well suited to passenger transport operations. A combination of rear- and forward-facing seating create an environment conducive to conversation or work. A high-density seating configuration is also available and can accommodate up to 6/7 passengers.




Various configurations for helicopter emergency medical services are possible, depending on operators’ needs. A sample layout of two pilots, stretcher, and two medical attendants leaves sufficient space to administer care and easily load/unload the patient. 

Police surveillance

Police surveillance

Several configurations are possible for public service and surveillance operations. A typical layout of two pilots and an onboard operator at the console of an electro-optical system leaves cabin space free for cargo or additional equipment. 



The two-pilot and three-passenger layout of a sample training configuration lends itself to easy in-flight instruction. Three forward-facing seats just behind the pilots give students or observers an up-close view of the cockpit environment. 


Airbus Helicopters Naming Convention
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Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.


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Total H135 family civil helicopters delivered around 1,400
Total H135 family civil flight hours 5.5 milion
Customers more than 300 in more than 60 countries
Number of H135s in EMS configuration currently in service worldwide more than 670

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The multi-mission capabilities of the H135


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