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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Demos EC135 T3/P3 in Italy

By Katie Kriz, Assistant Managing Editor

Airbus Helicopters conducted demonstrations of the EC135 T3/P3, the enhanced version of the existing EC135. The three-day demo, which consisted of 14 customer and operator flights, launched from the facilities of Helicopters Italia. The actual demonstrations took place in the Italian Dolomites in Trento, Italy to showcase the rotorcraft’s performance in high-and-hot operating conditions. The new EC135 T3/P3 boasts an increased maximum take-off weight of 2,980 kg, and other enhancements include an enlarged main rotor, a modified air intake, modernization of the FADEC flight control software, and enhanced interior versatility.

 

EC135 T3. Photo by Charles Abarr, courtesy Airbus Helicopters

View a video of the demonstrations here.

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