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AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC-145

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EC45
Aircraft
Name EC-145
Manufacturer AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
Wing Rotary
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

EUROCOPTER UH-72 Lakota
EUROCOPTER Lakota
EUROCOPTER UH-145
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI Lakota
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI UH-145
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI UH-72 Lakota
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI BK-117C-2
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI EC-145


AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC-145

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC-145

Description

The Eurocopter EC145 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. Originally referred to as the BK 117 C2, the EC145 is based upon the MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 C1, which became a part of the Eurocopter line-up in 1992 when the company was formed through the merger of the Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm helicopter division of Daimler-Benz and the helicopter division of Aérospatiale-Matra. The EC145 is a twin-engine aircraft and can carry up to nine passengers along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for passenger transport, corporate transport, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue, parapublic and utility roles.

Technical Data

Wing span 11 m36.089 ft
Length 13.03 m42.749 ft
Height 3.45 m11.319 ft
Powerplant 2 × Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 turboshafts, 550 kW (738 shp) each
Engine model Turboméca Arriel

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 135 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 36003,600 kg
3.6 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL180 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 350350 nm
648,200 m
648.2 km
2,126,640.422 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving EC45

  • F100 / EC45, vicinity Bern Switzerland, 2012 (On 24 May 2012, a Fokker 100 descending visual downwind to land at Berne and an EC145 helicopter transiting the Bern CTR (Class 'D' airspace) VFR came within 0.7 nm horizontally and 75 ft vertically despite early traffic advice having been given to both aircraft. The Investigation attributed the conflict to the failure of the F100 crew to follow either their initial TCAS RA or a subsequent revised one and noted that although STCA was installed at Berne it had been disabled "many years before".)