Morocco has selected the Airbus Helicopters H135 for military primary training missions.

No order quantity has been disclosed, but the Royal Moroccan Air Force currently operates five Bell 206s in the trainer role, Cirium data shows.

“We are proud that the [air force] has selected the H135 for their training missions. It is a reliable, cost-efficient multirole helicopter that is ideally suited to transitioning to more complex aircraft,” says Arnaud Montalvo, head of Africa and Middle East at Airbus Helicopters.

The contract also covers an extensive support package including the delivery of flight training devices and the training of instructor pilots and maintenance crews.

Over 130 H135s are in use as military trainers globally for 12 customers, including Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.