Airbus Helicopters H135 (Eurocopter EC135)


Credit: Clemens Vasters

The Airbus Helicopters H135, better known as the Eurocopter EC135, is a twin-engine utility helicopter that entered service in 1996. Being developed alongside the EC145, they share components in the forward cockpit section. It’s well known for serving several purposes such as medical help, search and rescue, police surveilance, military aviation, private aviation and tours. With it being widely used all over the world, I think it would be the perfect helicopter for Infinite Flight. It will bring a lot of new types of flights to the sim.

I hope you can free up a vote for this amazing helicopter!

Stats (Source: Wikipedia, Eurocopter)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: up to seven passengers or two crew and two patients (air ambulance variant) or 1,455 kg (3,208 lb) payload
  • Length: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 3.51 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,455 kg (3,208 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,910 kg (6,415 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 turboshaft engines, 472 kW (633 hp) each
    or 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B turboshaft engines rated at 463 kW (621 hp) (take-off power)
  • Main rotor diameter: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
  • Main rotor area: 81.7 m2 (879 sq ft)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 254 km/h (158 mph, 137 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 287 km/h (178 mph, 155 kn)
  • Range: 635 km (395 mi, 343 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 7.62 m/s (1,500 ft/min)

Would be interesting to have some Rotary as well as fixed wing.

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Yeah it would bring a whole new experience to the sim!

This would be awesome when Helicopters are added !! would love to see the Scottish Air Ambulance service EC-135’s added as we currently have one of their homes in 3D right now, EGPT (Perth)

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