The new EC145 is the latest entry from
Eurocopter into the medium twin range
multi-purpose helicopter of the 3-4 ton
class. It combines ECís latest
developments like advanced cockpit design,
avionics and electrical systems with the
rugged and proven design of the BK117.
It is powered by 2 Turbomeca ARRIEL 1E2
engines. In standard configuration it has a
modern MEGHAS glass cockpit, optional IFR
configuration with digital autopilot for
both single and dual pilot applications and
an endurance of almost four hours.
The cabin offers seating for 1/2 pilots
and 9/8 passengers. The large sliding doors
enable easy boarding and disembarkation for
passengers with the rear clamshell doors
offering easy loading, unloading and stowage
Further positive safety aspects include
energy absorbing fuselage and seating as
well as crash resistant fuel tanks.