The EC145 combines Eurocopter’s latest technical developments. The EC145’s hingeless rotor system with its monolithic titanium hub is fully proven. In addition to environmental and economical aspects, the rotor system together with high time between overhaul (TBO) gearbox and airframe components allow for low maintenance costs, in addition to high in-service time of the helicopter due to the low level of scheduled maintenance required.
The EC145 is equipped with two powerful and reliable Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines, which, in combination with its lifting system, provide outstanding performance and vital power reserves even in one-engine-inoperative scenarios. Twin-engine reliability is complemented by a fully separated fuel system, a tandem hydraulic system, dual electrical system and redundant lubrication for the main transmission. Further positive safety aspects of the EC145 are design elements like energy absorbing fuselage and seats, as well as crash-resistant fuel cells.
The EC145 allows Cat. A operation up to the level of class 1 performance.