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A well-known worldwide multirole helicopter, the EC145, upgraded version of the BK117, combines Airbus Helicopters cutting-edge technology with a modern cabin design, updated avionics, 3 axis autopilot, high tail and main rotor. Today, more than 600 EC145s are operating in every kind of mission.
The new EC145e configuration is thought particularly for Utility, Aerial Work and Fire-fighting missions.

Technical Data

Max weight 3,585 kg
(All configurations)
Capacity Capacity
1/2 pilot + 11/10 passengers high density, or
1/2 pilots + 9/8 passengers standard
Maximum cargo sling load:
1,500 kg
Power plant 2 Turbomeca ARRIEL 1E2
Maximum emergency power (OEI): 574 kW/770 shp
Fast cruise speed at max weight 268 km/h - 145 kts
Maximum range
(take-off at max. weight)
680 km/370 n.m. (take-off at max. weight and standard tanks)

Aerial Work

Airbus Helicopters projected a new version, the EC145e, which was thought on purpose for aerial work with VFR avionics and high load capacity.
The EC145e is the ideal platform for aerial work and cargo loading thanks to its unobstructed main cabin and its rear clamshell doors. This helicopter is easily reconfigurable, therefore, it is very flexible for every type of mission.
The EC145e was selected by the U.S. Army as the new multi-mission Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). The agreement allows the delivery of up to 345 helicopters, and so far, around 300 helicopters have been delivered.