EC-135T2+

EC-135 helicopter
Type
Training helicopter
Manufacturer
Airbus Helicopters
Origin
Germany
Number Ordered
15
First Delivered
31 March 2016
First Flight
16 January 2015 (N52-001)
Length
5.87 metres
Height
3.35 metres
Width
1.56 metres
Weights
  • 2,910 kg (maximum)
  • 1,130 kg (maximum cargo)
Speed 155 knots
Crew
2 pilots + 7 passengers
Engines 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 turboshaft engines
Operated by
723 Squadron

Under the JP 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) project, a new joint helicopter training system provided by Boeing Defence Australia for both Army and Navy aircrew will utilise the EC-135 T2+ helicopters, along with flight simulators and a new flight-deck equipped sea-going training vessel.

The EC-135 T2+ is a military training helicopter that offers a glass cockpit with high visibility, a multi-axis auto-pilot, plus other advanced technologies to help instructors perform training missions. The EC-135 offers the performance and safety of a twin-engine helicopter that will replace both the Navy Squirrel and Army Kiowa single-engine helicopter types.

A total of 15 EC-135 helicopters will be operated by Navy, Army and civilian instructors and will be based at HMAS Albatross in new state of the art facilities.

An Airbus Helicopter EC135T2+ in the vicinity of the waters of Jervis Bay, NSW.
An Airbus Helicopter EC135T2+ in the vicinity of the waters of Jervis Bay, NSW.