BASE PRICE: $ 5,700,000
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.
|Max Endurance||4h46 min|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||139 kts|
|Economy Cruise Speed||134 kts|
|Service Ceiling||20,000 ft|
|Hover IGE Ceiling||12,750 ft|
|Hover OGE Ceiling||7,200 ft|
|Maximum Takeoff||6,570 lbs|
|Basic Operating||3,267 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||1,249 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||3,124 lbs|
|Number of Engines||2|
|Model||Arrius 2B2 Plus|
|Takeoff Power||633 shp|
|Max Continuous Power||580 shp|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney Canada|
|Takeoff Power||451 shp|
|Max Continuous Power||435 shp|
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.