Airbus Helicopters will offer its H135 helicopter as the solution for the U.S. Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program. The H135 trainer aircraft offers advanced technologies that provide a platform for training missions for instructor pilots.

As a twin-engine helicopter, the H135 provides a training environment similar to the Navy’s warfighting rotorcraft fleet, creating opportunities for cost and operational synergies compared to a single engine trainer, according to Chris Emerson, President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Head of the North America Region.

The H135 is fitted with a glass cockpit, a crash-resistant fuel system, energy absorbing seats and fuselage and landing gear and offers great maneuverability, high visibility and low vibration levels.