Airbus Helicopters EC-135. 2009 - Construction

Category: Helicopters Last change: September 2020 History Construction Tally

Kraków 2018-05-15

317a Section 2009-09-10

Airbus Helicopters  H-135 / EC-135

Poland

Construction H-135 / EC-135.

The H-135 / EC-135 is a light twin-engine helicopter, designed to transport up to 8 people. Built in a classic arrangement with the use of a wide range of composites. Thanks to modern avionics, the helicopter is adapted to flights both during the day and at night, with poor visibility and its complete absence, based solely on instrument indications (IFR).

Data T-T H-135:

Overall length 12.19 m (39.99 ft)

Fuselage length 10.21 m (33.50 ft)

Fuselage width 1.56 m (5.12 ft)

Rotor diameter 10.20 m (33.46 ft)

Main rotor area 81.7 m2 (879 sq ft)

Height 3.51 - 3.62 m (11.52 - 11.88 ft)

Curb weight 1,455 - 1,460 kg

Maximum weight 2,900 - 2,910 kg

Fuel tank 710 liters

Top speed 259 km / h

Limit speed breaking 287 km / h (178 mph; 155 kn)

Cruise speed 254 km / h, 254 km / h (158 mph; 137 kn)

Economic speed 230 km / h

Rate of climb 7.62 m / s (1,500 ft / min)

Hovering ceiling 3,045 m (9,990.16 ft)

Dynamic ceiling 6,096 m (20,000 ft)

Operating range 635 km (395 mi; 343 nmi)

Ferrying range 835 km (461.66 nmi)

Maximum flight time 4.5 hours

2 turbine engines × Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 with 2 x 472 kW (2 x 633 hp)

or Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B with 2 x 463 kW (2 x 621 hp).

Written by Karol Placha Hetman