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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
Airbus Helicopters and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI)
Parent System: BK 117
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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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.
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
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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There are 35 news between
30 Jun 2006 and 20 Jun 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017The French Gendarmerie Nationale Orders an Additional EC145Monday, July 28, 2014Moscow Health Department Orders Two EC145 HelicoptersFriday, March 28, 2014Bolivian Air Force Orders Two More EC145 HelicoptersTuesday, November 5, 2013The National Police of Peru Receives its First Eurocopter EC145 HelicopterThursday, September 5, 2013Henan New Continental Business Aviation Orders Two EC145 Mercedes-Benz and One AS350 B3e HelicoptersThursday, April 25, 2013Eurocopter Successfully Demonstrates its EC145 Unmanned HelicopterThursday, March 14, 2013Police Service of Northern Ireland Orders an EC145 HelicopterThursday, December 20, 2012Meravo Orders One Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes-Benz StyleTuesday, September 25, 2012Eurocopter Delivers the First EC145 to the Bolivian Air ForceThursday, May 3, 2012Kazakhstan Orders Eight More Eurocopter EC145 Helicopters
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