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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 513
Also Known As: BK 117A-1, BK 117A-3, BK 117A-3M, BK 117A-4, BK 117B-1, BK 117B-2, BK 117C-1, BK 117C-2, EC 145, KH145, NBK 117 and UH-145
Origin: Germany and Japan
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI)
Parent System: BK 117
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 1,463
Family Members: H145, H145M and UH-72A Lakota
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Description: Eurocopter's EC 145 is based on BK 117 helicopter developed by MBB (now Eurocopter) of Germany and Kawasaki of Japan in the 1970s. There are many variants of BK 117 depending mainly on its motorization. The most recent version is the EC 145, also known as the BK 117C-2, was developed in parallel with Japanese Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and features near the same forward cabin from Eurocopter's EC 135 helicopter.

The EC 145 is a twin-engine, medium weight-class (4-ton class), multi-purpose helicopter intended for the commercial market. It is powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines. Thanks to its spacious cabin and flat floor the EC 145 can be configured for passenger transport, search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical service and law enforcement. The helicopter is available with a digital glass cockpit for better ergonomics and reduced pilot's workload.

Compared with BK 117C-1, the EC 145 features increased seating capacity for up to ten persons (one pilot plus nine passengers). Access to the cabin can be done through the lateral sliding doors and the rear loading doors. EC 145/BK 117C-2 has lower noise emission levels than the BK 117C-1 aircraft and it is below the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for helicopters in its category (6.7 dB). In early 2005, Eurocopter had delivered 62 EC 145s logging more than 39,000 flight hours. A total of 19 EC 145 helicopters were delivered to end customers in 2005. Eurocopter proposed the UH-145 variant derived from EC 145 aircraft for the US Army Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program in 2005.

EC145 Specifications

Crew: 1
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 9
Height: 3.45 meter (136 inch)
Length: 10.2 meter (401 inch)
Width: 1.84 meter (72 inch)
Ceiling: 5,485 meter (17,995 foot)
Max Range: 700 kilometer (378 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,384 shp (1,032 kW)
Cruise Speed: 66 mps (237 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 77 mps (150 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 4 hour (240 minute)
Max Takeoff Weight: 3,550 kilogram (7,826 pound)
Payload: 1,700 kilogram (3,748 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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EC145 News

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017The French Gendarmerie Nationale Orders an Additional EC145
Monday, July 28, 2014Moscow Health Department Orders Two EC145 Helicopters
Friday, March 28, 2014Bolivian Air Force Orders Two More EC145 Helicopters
Tuesday, November 5, 2013The National Police of Peru Receives its First Eurocopter EC145 Helicopter
Thursday, September 5, 2013Henan New Continental Business Aviation Orders Two EC145 Mercedes-Benz and One AS350 B3e Helicopters
Thursday, April 25, 2013Eurocopter Successfully Demonstrates its EC145 Unmanned Helicopter
Thursday, March 14, 2013Police Service of Northern Ireland Orders an EC145 Helicopter
Thursday, December 20, 2012Meravo Orders One Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style
Tuesday, September 25, 2012Eurocopter Delivers the First EC145 to the Bolivian Air Force
Thursday, May 3, 2012Kazakhstan Orders Eight More Eurocopter EC145 Helicopters

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Helicopteros Marinos (2)
Aircraft ordered by National Utility Helicopter (2)
Aircraft ordered by the Bolivian Air Force (4)
Aircraft ordered by Henan New Continental Business Aviation (2)
Aircraft ordered by Helistar (3)
Aircraft ordered by Securite Civile (33); Gendarmerie (1)
Aircraft ordered by Meravo (1)
Aircraft ordered by the government of Kazakhstan (45 KH145s)
Purchased by the Lithuanian Border Guard (1)
Jan 20071Aircraft assigned to the Lithuanian Border Guard (1).
Aircraft ordered by Sabah Air Aviation (1)
Aircraft ordered by Transportes Aereos Pegaso (5)
Aircraft ordered by NAMPOL Namibia Police Force (1)
Aircraft ordered by Peru's National Police (4)
Aircraft ordered by Philippines Coast Guard (1)
Aircraft ordered by Heli Invest (1)
Aircraft ordered by Moscow Health Department (2)
Aircraft ordered by Grupo INAER (2)
Aircraft ordered by Kocoglu Aviation (1); Turkish Ministry of Transport (2)
Aircraft ordered by Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine (2)
United Kingdom5
Aircraft ordered by London Metropolitan Police (3); Devon and Cornwall Constabulary (1); Police Service of Northern Ireland (1)
United States of America2
Aircraft ordered by STAT MedEvac (2)

Grand Total 9129
Propulsion Systems
Arriel 1E2x2
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