Aircraft: EC-135

This is an EC-135. This Aircraft is currently used at the following bases: Selkirk, Guthrie, Postdam.

The EC-135 has Satellite tracking, dual GPS’, Radar and an autopilot. Also installed is a wire strike protection system and special lighting that enables the crew to perform Night Vision Goggle Operations.

The cabin area has LOX, is air conditioned and has two aft facing seats for the med crew. There are special mounts for the monitors and a third , forward-facing seat can be added for training new orientees. Like the EC-145, the patient is loaded from the rear through “clam shell” doors.

Power Plant
Engines (2) Pratt & Whitney 621 HP
Max Speed 155 knots
Running Length 40 Ft
Main Rotor Diameter 34 Ft
Main Rotor Height
(on Level Ground)
11 Ft
Tail Roto Height
(on Level Ground)
2.2 Ft
Max Gross Weight 6250 lbs
Fuel Capacity 187 gallons
Climate Control An enviornmental control system maintains a comfortable cabin temperature.
Electrical System A 12 volt and 28 volt DC Electrical System, as well as a 110 volt inverter, permits the use of all medical equipment within the helicopter.
Communications Equipment The aircraft is equipped with radios that utilize VHF Low Band (30 to 50 Mhz), High Band (148 to 174 Mhz) and UHF (450 to 470 Mhz). The radios are equipped with all 32 CTCSS Tones (Private Line (PL) or Channel Guard Tones) and an encoder to tie into hospitals. This will allow direct communications between flight personnel and communications centers, emergency personnel and hospitals.
Night Lighting Aircraft is equipped with a pilot controlled high voltage searchlight. Additional illumination is provided by fixed mounted floodlights.
Medical Equipment The aircraft are medically configured with sophisticated on board equipment to provide specialized airway support, cardiac pacing, and advanced physiologic patient monitoring, and expanded pharmacologic modalities.
Transport Capabilities Aircraft is configured to transport one patient, capable of transporting an isolette or balloon pump.