04 April 2016
Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ N52-001 taxis its way down HMAS Albatross' airfield for the first time. (photo : RAN)
Under the JP 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) project, a new joint helicopter training system for both Army and Navy aircrew will utilise the EC135 T2+ helicopters, along with flight simulators and a new flight-deck equipped sea-going training vessel.
The EC135 T2+ is a consummate military training helicopter, offering a glass cockpit with high visibility, a multi-axis auto-pilot, the performance and safety of a twin-engine helicopter replacing current single types, plus other advanced technologies to help instructors perform training missions.