The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California.
Backed by experience and a long heritage, over 1,400 twin-engine H135s have been delivered and are in service in more than 60 countries. With over 300 operators, these versatile rotorcraft have flown 5.5 million hours (as of 2021).
At European Rotors 2021, Airbus Helicopters unveiled two new service offers targeting its in-service legacy fleet and Helionix aircraft, respectively. HCare Classics and HDataPower both address customers’ support needs with hand-picked services.
Images of devastation and flooding…helicopters dropping winches to rescue people from the roofs of their houses. This is what life looked like during July for many in the German regions of North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland Palatinate.
As one of Airbus Helicopters' most successful lightweight rotorcraft, the H135 is known for high strength, compact construction, low noise levels, versatility, and low costs. As a result, it can perform a wide range of missions – from emergency medical services and rescue/disaster relief to private and business aviation.
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.
Global Medical Response (GMR) will add a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters.
Airbus Helicopters has announced a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) available on the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. H135 helicopters with the new alternate gross weight benefit from a 120kg (265 lb) increased take- off weight and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the range by up to 75 nm or the endurance by up to 40 minutes under standard conditions. The new AGW will be certified by EASA and FAA in 2020 and can be retrofitted on all H135s with Helionix.