Aircraft information

Technological Advances

  • Satellite and onboard weather radar Single-pilot IFR certified
  • Night vision capability
  • Autopilot
  • Satellite tracking
  • Patient care flexibility
  • Potential for instrument flight (reducing missed flights due to weather)

Detailed Information from Eurocopter

In operations on land and at sea, the EC145 is at the top of its class in the medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter category. This multi-mission helicopter combines Eurocopter’s latest developments such as an advanced cockpit design, avionics and a sophisticated electrical system. The EC145 offers a proven hingeless rotor system with a monolithic titanium hub and enhanced rotor blades which ensure low noise and vibration levels. The EC145 combines Eurocopter’s latest technical developments. The EC145’s hingeless rotor system with its monolithic titanium hub is fully proven. In addition to environmental and economical aspects, the rotor system together with high time between overhaul (TBO) gearbox and airframe components allow for low maintenance costs, in addition to high in-service time of the helicopter due to the low level of scheduled maintenance required. The EC145 is equipped with two powerful and reliable Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines which, in combination with its lifting system, provide outstanding performance and vital power reserves even in one-engine-inoperative scenarios. Twin-engine reliability is complemented by a fully separated fuel system, a tandem hydraulic system, dual electrical system and redundant lubrication for the main transmission. Further positive safety aspects of the EC145 are design elements like energy absorbing fuselage and seats, as well as crash-resistant fuel cells.

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