As one of the quietest helicopters in the skies, the H130 sets the standard for tourism operations worldwide. Its very low sound level is 6 dB below the ICAO requirement and remains quieter than the most restrictive limits defined for flights over national parks, wildlife reservations and urban areas.
The wide, unobstructed cabin accommodates the pilot and up to seven passengers, providing outstanding visibility through a large wrap-around windscreen and wide windows.
With the open-space cabin, passengers aboard can enjoy spectacular views from their forward-facing seats. Rear passengers are comfortably seated on a raised theatre-style platform.
On top of ample cabin room and panoramic seating, the active vibration control system and improved air conditioning contribute to the H130’s unbeatable level of comfort. The H130 also offers the most economical operational cost per seat in its class.
Due to its exceptional cabin size and dedicated medical configuration, the H130 is considered the single-engine helicopter of reference for air ambulance missions. The wide and unobstructed cabin with large sliding doors enables easy loading and unloading of stretchers. Doctors and paramedics have plenty of space to take care of patients during flight and have full access on every side of the patient during flight.
The low internal sound level, low vibration level and bright cabin serve to reassure the patient and passengers, and contribute to the comfort of those on board. The flat cabin floor offers a suitable environment to install both sensitive and bulky medical equipment. Depending on the configuration, the aircraft can accommodate two pilots, one stretcher, and up to three medical crew members.
Airbus’ Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor enhances safety in flight and when manoeuvring close to obstacles, while adding a level of security for people, personnel and patients while near – and on – the ground.
The H135 is the worldwide twin-engine fleet leader in the law enforcement segment with its high safety standards and good performance. The rotorcraft’s compact design lets it operate and land in hostile environments, as well as in densely populated urban areas. The low external sound signature makes the H135 not only a neighbourhood-friendly aircraft, but also provides a tactical advantage. This is further enhanced by its law enforcement mission capabilities: the modern HD electro-optical system (EOS) allows police aircraft to operate at a tactically advantageous distance from the scene.
The H135’s latest technology also fully integrates the aircraft into a unit’s tactical infrastructure by connecting the helicopter to the ground through various means (SATCOM, GSM, G4, Tetra, digital downlink systems, etc.). The day-to-day work of law enforcement officers is further revolutionised with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi connectivity, a tablet-compatible cockpit, and enhanced reality system (vector maps overlay on video images).