Airbus Helicopters delivers 1,300th EC135/H135

Airbus Helicopters delivered the 1,300th helicopter from the H135 family, attesting to the popularity of the light-twin helicopter, the company announced yesterday. The H135-family global fleet has accumulated a total of more than 4.5 million flight hours since service entry of the first EC135 in 1996.

According to Airbus, more than 300 customers in 60 countries fly H135-family helicopters on a wide range of missions, including emergency medical services, law enforcement, corporate transport, offshore wind, and military flight training. The majority of the lightweight twin-engine helicopters of this type are operated in Europe, with 641 of them based there, followed by North America, with 316, and Asia, with 195.

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