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EC135 P2


The Air Corps currently operates two EC135 P2+ aircraft. These aircraft entered service in 2005 and operate seven days a week carrying out a wide variety of roles for the Air Corps.

On completion of the ‘Wings’ course, students will be streamed into either fixed wing or rotary wing operations. The EC135 is utilised as the main ab initio rotary wing training aircraft for the Air Corps. A typical rotary wing conversion course lasts approximately six months during which students will complete a variety of military rotary wing operations such as absailing drills, cargo slinging, mountain flying and tactical formation.


Pilot training

  • Army support
  • Air ambulance
  • VIP and military transport
  • General utility
EC135 P2+ Statistics
Aircraft TypeEurocopter EC 135 P2+
Role(s)Pilot training, army support, air ambulance, VIP & military transport and general utility
Crew1 Pilot, 1 Crewman & upto 5 troops
Powerplant2 x Pratt & Whitney PW206B2
Rotor Diameter10.2 metres (33 feet, 6 inches)
Height3.51 metres (10 feet, 9 inches)
Length12.16 metres (39 feet, 11 inches)
ArmamentNot Applicable
Entered ServiceNovember 2005

EC135 P2+ Performance
Max T/O Weight2,835 Kilograms (6,245 pounds)
Service Ceiling20,000 feet
Cruise Speed135 knots
Maximum Speed155 knots
Endurance2 hours
Range270 nautical miles