The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Inside have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place within the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish authorities to help the business. The Ministry of Defence will obtain 18 helicopters to be operated by the air power and the navy whereas the Ministry of Inside may also take supply of 18 helicopters to be operated by the Nationwide Police and the Guardia Civil. The deliveries will begin subsequent yr. The Ministry of Inside presently has a fleet of 31 helicopters from the H135 household in operation with the Nationwide Police, the Guardia Civil, and Tráfico.

The Spanish Military already operates a fleet of 16 H135 helicopters. With this acquisition, these would be the Spanish Air Pressure’s first H135s and the Spanish Navy’s first Airbus Helicopters product. As was the case for the H135s acquired a while in the past by the military, the brand new plane for the air power and navy will substitute older helicopter fashions presently used for superior pilot coaching. The standardisation of coaching fleets throughout the three armed forces will create synergies and result in the implementation of latest and extra environment friendly coaching and help actions. The brand new helicopters will allow the Policía and Guardia Civil to exchange the BO105 helicopters in a variety of missions together with regulation enforcement, surveillance, and rescue actions.


“We’re happy to signal the biggest H135 contract within the historical past of this programme in Spain, a key accomplice and one of many largest H135 operators worldwide. I take this chance to welcome the Spanish Navy and the Spanish Air Pressure as new customers of this mannequin”, stated Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The H135’s efficiency, versatility, and flight readiness have been notably appreciated by Spanish operators”.

“Along with the NH90, the H135 can be current in all branches of the Spanish armed forces, for example of harmonisation and the seek for synergies in coaching and upkeep, as stipulated by our Helicopter Grasp Plan,” stated Admiral Santiago González at DGAM. “This collaboration between the Ministries of the Inside and Defence is a vital milestone within the rationalisation of programmes by the Spanish Authorities”.

The Airbus Helicopters H135 is a twin-engine civil gentle utility helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters (previously generally known as Eurocopter). It’s able to flight below instrument flight guidelines (IFR) and is outfitted with a digital computerized flight management system (AFCS) and Helionix avionics suite. First flying on 15 February 1994, there are about 1,350 H135 helicopters operated by 300 operators in 64 nations. The fleet has accrued 6 million flight hours. It’s primarily used for helicopter emergency medical companies, company transport, regulation enforcement, offshore wind help, and navy flight coaching. Half of them are in Europe and 1 / 4 in North America. The H135M, licensed below the identify Eurocopter EC635, is a navy variant.