Eurocopter EC 145 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. Originally referred to as the BK 117 C2, the EC 145 is based upon the BK 117, which became a part of the Eurocopter line-up in 1992 when the company was formed through the merger of the Messerschmitt-Bölkow and Aérospatiale. The EC 145 is a twin-engine aircraft and can carry up to 9 passengers along with 2 crew, depending on configuration. This helicopter is well suited for corporate, air taxi and EMS. The EC-145 is a very durable machine that can endure the punishment of high cycle operators such as sightseeing. Its ample cabin may be outfitted in many configurations including a luxury corporate model designed by IAS.
- Crew: 1 or 2 (pilots)
- Capacity: 9 passengers
- Powerplant: 2×Turbomeca Arriel 738 shp each
- Max Speed 145 kts
- Cruise speed 133 kts
- Range 370 nm
- Link to Technical specs. from Eurocopter
Ivan Klugman www.inavsol.com
Here is an interesting video featuring the EC-145 you may enjoy.