Eurocopter EC135: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Terry Spruce

The Eurocopter EC 135 has been developed from the MBB Bo 105. The latest variant is the EC 135T2e, the helicopter is also available as an EC135 Hermes.

EC135

Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline, EMS

First delivery:  1996

World fleet:  over 800

Category:  Twin Engine

List price: Approx $4.2m


Performance

Maximum speed (Vne): 155 kts 287 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 137 kts 254 km/hr

Hover ceiling, In-Ground Effect (TOP):  ? ft ? m

Hover ceiling, Out-of-Ground Effect (TOP): ? ft ? m

Single engine service ceiling: ? ft ? m

Maximum Range: 342 nm/635 km (no reserve)


Weights

Maximum takeoff gross weight: 6,415 lb 2,910 kg

Empty weight: 3,208 lb 1,455 kg

Useful load: 3,208 lb 1,455 kg

Passengers (crew): up to 7 (1) or 2 crew and 2 patients with 1 pilot as Air Ambulance

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