In operations on land and at sea, the EC145 is at the top of its class in the medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter category. With up to 12 seats for pilots and passengers, this multi-mission helicopter combines Eurocopterâ€™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 is the only helicopter in its category to combine a roomy cabin and excellent window visibility, providing exceptional passenger comfort. This aircraft offers rotor clearance and luggage clamshell doors, and extra-thick interior insulation and special flooring that damps out any residual vibration. The EC145, with its sporty yet elegant atmosphere, invites passengers onboard via large sliding doors that provide easy cabin access. Inside, passengers discover the stylish comfort of the cabin and its various amenities while they admire the view. With its low noise and vibration levels, corporate and private helicopter users alike can work or relax in the living space.
Exclusivity and Aesthetics
With the EC145 Stylence configuration, the helicopter is no longer a simple means of transportation: It is specially designed for unrivalled passenger comfort, merging aesthetics and advanced technology.
Even when passengers are on board and comfortably seated, there is still more than enough space for luggage to be easily loaded through the rear clamshell doors. The exceptionally spacious cabin allows for a variety of seating arrangements.
The EC145 offers unmatched visibility and an incredibly discrete noise levelâ€”6.7 dbA below ICAO limitsâ€”for effective EMS operations. The state-of the-art, IFR-equipped glass cockpit avionics display is compatible with night-vision goggles (NVGs), so the EC145 is fully functional both night and day. The EC145 is also particularly adapted to primary EMS missions and flying intensive care units. Its unobstructed cabin has room for two stretchers, three seated persons and all the necessary medical equipment. Its rear clamshell doors allow easy straight-in loading of the stretchers, and extra-wide side doors provide effortless access for attendants and crew. Different configurations of the EMS interior - each tailored to the specific range of missions - are available to fulfil customersâ€™requirements.
Primary EMS Missions
The spacious cabin interior of the EC145 provides easy access for patients and medical crews. All of the necessary medical treatment, such as resuscitation (CPR) and endotracheal intubation, enable medical crews to provide lifesaving treatment to patients during the flight. Two large rear clam-shell doors enable quick, easy and safe patient loading and unloading, even while the rotors are running.
Secondary EMS Missions
The EC145 features exceptional capabilities to transfer patients from one hospital to another or to rapidly access accident sites. Its low vibration level and high flight stability provide working comfort for medical attendants and the best transport conditions for patients. The medical equipment and apparatus are modular and can be fitted without requiring special tools.
Disaster Management, SAR Missions
The EC145 is equipped with a high performance rescue winch system featuring a lift capacity of 272 kg (600 lbs) and a cable length of 90 m that guarantees rescue operations even in the most difficult conditions such as floods, earthquakes, landslides and heavy snowfalls. Outstanding performance and excellent stabilityâ€”a â€śmustâ€ť for rescue helicoptersâ€”make the EC145 the ideal helicopter for mountain rescue operations.
In order to meet the continuously growing responsibilities and tasks of public service missions, the EC145 can be equipped with the most modern and experienced police equipment on the market. Fast and reliable, the EC145 can rapidly transport up to 11 officers to the scene of an accident. The EC145 is fully NVG-compatible.
SWAT Team Transportation
The EC145 ensures exceptional reliability and performance parameters in extreme weather conditions. It is equipped with two powerful Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 turbine that provide an optimal level of safety in one-engine-inoperative (OEI) scenarios. Furthermore, the high-set main rotor and tail rotor improve safety on the platform. In the oil and gas configuration, the EC145 offers comfortable seating for up to nine passengers plus a pilot. Passengers can easily access the cabin via extra-wide sliding doors on either side or clamshell doors at the back.
The EC145â€™s low level of maintenance per flight hour is acknowledged by operators as a key feature of this aircraft. Robust and reliable, the EC145 ensures high availability rates.
Safety in Mind
The EC145 offers excellent single-engine performance. Its agility and handling qualities in high winds are exceptional. The glass-cockpit integrated flight display with the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) and the Caution and Advisory Display (CAD) reduce pilot fatigue, enhancing the flight safety. The cockipt design gives you an unmatched field of view in all directions.
Some of the oil and gas mission
The EC145 is the best value solution for utility missions. The EC145â€™s unobstructed main cabin is easily reconfigurable to maximize mission flexibility and the helicopterâ€™s sliding side and rear clamshell doors optimize access to the cabin. The high-set main and tail rotor provide unparalleled safety and access, allowing the loading and unloading of passengers or cargo while the rotors are running. Extensive use of new, lightweight manufacturing materials and extensive system modularity simplifies maintenance, reducing lifetime ownership costs and logistic requirements. The EC145 was selected by the U.S. Army as new multi-mission Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) and is called the UH-72A Lakota.