In operations on land and at sea, the EC145 is at the top of its class in the mediumsized, twin-engine helicopter category. With up to 12 seats for pilots and passengers, this multi-mission helicopter combines Airbus Helicopters' latest developments such as 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 sound and vibration levels.
The EC145, the latest medium-sized (3.5 ton) twin-engine Airbus Helicopters' rotorcraft, is the answer to an increasing demand for a multi-role helicopter. Modern and versatile, the EC145, with its large range of optional equipment, provides outstanding flexibility for all types of missions.
The EC145 is equipped with two powerful and reliable Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines which provide outstanding performance and vital power reserves in OEI scenarios.
The use of the variable rotorspeed and torque matching system (VARTOMS), enhances overall flying comfort, and makes the EC145 the quietest helicopter in its class at 6.7 decibels below ICAO sound level.
In addition to offering environmental and economic benefits, the rotor system together with the high time between overhaul (TBO) gearbox and airframe components allows for low maintenance costs and high helicopter in-service time thanks to the low level of scheduled maintenance required.