EASA certificates EC135 T3/P3 helicopter

EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency, has certified the new Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3/P3. The EC135 fleet of helicopters has flown over three million flight hours world-wide.

Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Germany, says: “When it comes to rescue missions, police surveillance, trips to and from oil platforms, wind park maintenance or private transport, the EC135 T3/P3 upholds our promise to continuously improve our products. This helicopter embodies tomorrow’s requirements – not only in terms of performance and safety, but also of reliability and efficiency.”

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The EC135 T3/P3 offers more than 200 kg of additional payload in hot & high conditions. Notable technical improvements in the EC135 T3/P3 include a larger main rotor for more lift, and lateral air inlets for greater efficiency.

Previous EC135 versions can be fully retrofitted to bring them up to the technical level of the new EC135 T3/P3.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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