EC635EC635

Main description

Proven, reliable
and truly multipurpose

The EC635, the military version of the EC135, is Airbus Helicopters’ 3-ton class, twin-engine rotorcraft. With its highly sophisticated observation equipment, long endurance, wide array of communication systems and large variety of armament, the EC635 is perfectly suited for the modern battlefield. The stealth and no-hear distance of the EC635 allow it to remain undetected throughout its mission – a crucial aspect for surveillance and reconnaissance operations. 

Characteristics

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed (Vne) 259 km/h 149 kts
Cruise speed (SL, ISA) 254 km/h 137 kts
Range (SL, ISA) with standard fuel tanks 625 km 338 nm
Range (SL, ISA) with long range fuel tanks 835 km 451 nm

Characteristics

PAYLOAD
Empty weight 1,462 kg 3,223 lb
Useful load 1,448 kg 3,192 lb
Payload and / or fuel 1,368 kg 3,015 lb
Maximum
take-off weight
2,910 kg 6,415 lb
ENGINE
2 turbine engines Turbomeca ARRIUS 2B2
or Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B2
Maximum emergency power (O.E.I.) 609 Kw 816 shp

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Cabin width 1.5 m 4.9 ft
Cabin and baggage compartment 4.35m² (floor) surface) /
4.90 m³ (volume)
46.83 ft² / 173.04 ft³
CAPABILITIES
Troop transport 1 or 2 pilots +
7 or 6 soldiers
1 or 2 pilots +
6 or 5 soldiers
Medical Evacuation 1 pilot + 1 litter + up to 5 seats for doctors and attendants 2 pilots + 1 litter + up to 4 seats for doctors and attendants

1 pilot + 2 litters + up to 4 seats for doctors and attendants 2 pilots + 2 litters + up to 3 seats for doctors and attendants
Cargo Transport 1 pilot + 5.9 m³ (208.35 ft³) in cabin (including co-pilot side) and cargo compartment 2 pilots + 4.9 m³ (173.04 ft³) in cabin and cargo compartment
Armed Mission 1 pilot + 1 officer in command + 1 observer + SAWS equipment

Gun pods 12.7mm
or Rocket launchers 70mm
or Cannon pods 20mm
or mixed armament configurations

Characteristics

Glossary of terms
ABM - Airborne Battlefield Management
AFCS - Automatic Flight Control Systems
AVT - AVionics Trainer
C³ - Command, Control and Communications
CAI - Computer-Assisted Instruction
CBT - Computer-Based Training
Com/NAV - COMunication/NAVigation
EMS - Emergency Medical Services
EO/IR - Electro-Optical/InfraRed
FADEC - Full Authority Digital Engine Control
FLI - First Limit Indicator
HMI - Human Machine Interface
HMSD - Helmet-Mounted Sight Display
IBF- Inlet Barrier Filter
IR - Infra-Red
ISTAR - Intelligence, Surveillance, Target-Acquisition and Reconnaissamce
MEDEVAC - MEDical EVAcuation
NVG - Night Vision Goggles

OEI - One Engine Inoperative
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
SatCom - Satellite Communications
SAWS - Stand-Alone Weapons System
TACCO - TACtical COordinator
TV - TeleVision
UAV - Unmaned Aerial Vehicle
V/UHF - Very/Ultra High Frequency
VEMD - Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display

 

The data set forth in this document is for informational purposes only, and may vary with conditions.
For performance data and operating limitations, see the approved flight manual and all related documents. February 2011