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.