ACH135

BASE PRICE: $ 5,700,000

PASSENGERS

1 Pilot

4

CABIN VOLUME

cu.ft

130

RANGE

nm

300

SPEED

ktas

130

MTOW

lb

6000

6 PAX

349 nm

139 ktas

6,570 lb

Picture: Courtesy Airbus

The ACH135 is the corporate version of the twin-engine H135 helicopter previously known under Eurocopter EC135 designation. The development of the H135 started, as a German Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) design prior to the Eurocopter group formation in 1992. Eurocopter will become in 2014 Airbus Helicopter The H135 completed its first flight on February 15, 1994, prior to entering service in 1996.

The H135 offers a dual-engine selection and can be equipped with either two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B3 engines or with two Turbomeca Arrius 2B2plus, both are FADEC controlled. The H135 is also equipped with Airbus’ signature Fenestron shrouded tail rotor.

Designed primarily for the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the H135 features a large EMS optimized cabin providing ample room for patient care. The H135 is a relatively quiet helicopter thanks largely to the refined main rotor blades with advanced geometrical tips and the fenestron anti-torque tail rotor system. The integrated anti-resonance isolation system (ARIS) further dampens induced rotor vibrations thereby enhancing, even more, the comfort.

The H135 flight deck is fitted with Helionix avionics, it features advanced intuitive software, a synthetic vision system, and a 4-axis autopilot system.

Range*349 nm
Max Endurance4h46 min
Speed 
Maximum Cruise Speed139 kts
Economy Cruise Speed134 kts
Altitude 
Service Ceiling20,000 ft
Hover IGE Ceiling 12,750 ft
Hover OGE Ceiling 7,200 ft
Maximum Takeoff6,570 lbs
Basic Operating3,267 lbs
Usable Fuel1,249 lbs
Maximum Payload3,124 lbs
AVIONICS 
Manufacturer
Model
ENGINESDual Options
Number of Engines2
  
ManufacturerSafran
ModelArrius 2B2 Plus
Takeoff Power633 shp
Max Continuous Power580 shp
  
ManufacturerPratt & Whitney Canada
ModelPW206B3
Takeoff Power451 shp
Max Continuous Power435 shp
INTERIOR
Picture: Courtesy Airbus

The Wide H135 Cabin allows for 4 to 5 wide passenger seat installation on a club-seating configuration, complemented by large windows offering exceptional visibility.

In 2009, Airbus started delivering a luxurious version of the EC135 called “HÉLICOPTÈRE PAR HERMÈS”. This top-of-the-range version developed by Airbus and the French fashion house Hermès features an interior space dominated by rich brown leather and an exterior paint scheme highlighted by Hermès orange accents.

Cabin Height5 ft
Cabin Width4 ft
Cabin Length11 ft
Cabin Volume141 cu.ft
Baggage Compartment 32 cu.ft