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Pilot+ Passengers

1 + 6 up to 7


2,980 kg/ 6,570 lbs

Max ramge

349 NM

Max endurance 


Max cruise speed

139 kts

Backed by experience and a long heritage, over 1,400 twin-engine H135s have been delivered and are in service in more than 60 countries. With over 300 operators, these versatile rotorcraft have flown 5.5 million hours (as of 2021).


The most safety and discretion in its class The H135’s state-of-the-art cockpit with its new 4-axis autopilot provides the highest-possible safety levels. The Helionix® avionics system designed by Airbus offers operators undisputed superiority for in-flight envelope protection, pilot assistance and situational awareness – resulting in unprecedented flight safety levels. The new Helionix® also is available on the H145, H175, and H160.

Further contributing to operational safety are the rotorcraft’s high-set main rotor and the Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor. They provide enhanced safety margins to the pilot and improved performance even in one engine inoperative scenarios.

As one of the quietest twin-engine helicopters, the H135’s sound footprint is markedly lower than that of other rotorcraft in the same category. This matters most to customers who regularly operate in, or over, cities and in densely populated areas – such as corporate transport, emergency medical services and law enforcement.

The H135 is authorized to fly in the United States’ Grand Canyon, which has one of the country’s most stringent noise limitations.

Technical description

Maximum speed (VNE)


Max range (with std. fuel tank) / *With AGW

342 NM / up to 75 NM

Max endurance (with std fuel tank) *With AGW

3h 36 min

Hover ceiling OGE (ISA)

7,200 ft

* Alternant Gross Weight


Technical description



Five seats for passenger transport

The two pilot/five passenger configuration is well suited to passenger transport operations. A combination of rear- and forward-facing seating create an environment conducive to conversation or work.



Various configurations for helicopter emergency medical services are possible, depending on operators’ needs. A sample layout of two pilots, stretcher, and two medical attendants leaves sufficient space to administer care and easily load/unload the patient.

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