EC145 is a multi-purpose helicopter developed by the Franco-German concern Eurocopter.
This helicopter is a modification of the BK117 multi-purpose helicopter. The initial designation of the helicopter is BK117 C2. In the newer version, the helicopter was equipped with a new rotor with an optimized profile, 0.2m longer and 0.18m wider than the cockpit, a new electrification system and avionics, similar to those installed on the EC135.
Helicopters were first ordered in December 1997 for the French Securité Civile service.
The first helicopters launched in the series were made in June 1999 at the factory.
Helicopters under the name E-145 were first presented to a wide audience in January 2000 at the HeliExpo2000 exhibition in Las Vegas. The first deliveries of helicopters were made in June 2001, after obtaining certificates and passing tests by helicopter.
- Flight Range: 705km
- Cruising speed: 254km / h
- The highest flight height: 5485m
- The highest take-off weight: 3585kg
- Cabin Height: 1.29m
- Cabin Length: 3.42m
- The greatest number of passengers: 10
- Cabin Width: 1.70m
- Height: 3.45m
- Length: 10.19m