Airbus Helicopters EC145: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Airbus Helicopters EC145 has been developed from the BK117C2. The latest variant is the EC145 T2 and the aircraft was showcased by Airbus Helicopters at the Helitech 2013 in London.

Airbus Helicopters recently delivered the first EC145 T2 to the German air rescue service DRF Luftrettung.

Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline, EMS

First delivery:  2002

Category:  Twin Engine

List price: $5.5m


Maximum speed (Vne): 145 kts 268 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 133 kts 246 km/hr

Maximum Range: 370 nm/680 km (no reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 7,903 lb 3,585 kg

Empty weight: 3,951 lb 1,792 kg

Useful load: 3,953 lb 1,793 kg

Passengers (crew): Up to 9 (2 pilots)

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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