The H135 remains a reference in emergency medical services (EMS), available in a wide range of dedicated EMS interiors that maximize operators’ choice in configurations, providing ample room for single-patient or dual-patient transport. The helicopter’s anti-resonance isolation system (ARIS) ensures each ride is a smooth one.
The EC145 is the best-value solution for aerial work. Its unobstructed main cabin is easily reconfigurable to maximize mission flexibility, while the helicopter’s sliding side and rear clamshell doors optimize access to the cabin. The high-set main and tail rotor provide unparalleled safety, 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. A sling-type cargo hook is qualified for the lifting and transportation of external loads of up to 1,500 kg., while an external hoist – installable on the left- or right-hand sides – has a capacity of 272 kg. on a 90 m.-long cable.
The H145 joins Airbus Helicopters’ multi-purpose EC145/BK117 family, from which some 1,100 rotorcraft are in service worldwide – logging a combined total of more than four million flight hours. Bringing a large cabin, a compact airframe, and powerful engines, the H145 responds to a multitude of mission needs. Enhancements incorporated in the H145 include Airbus Helicopters’ innovative Helionix® avionics suite and 4-axis autopilot; increased performance through the Arriel 2E engines; an anti-torque system with the latest version of the company’s signature Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor; and a new tail gearbox as well as an upgraded main gearbox.