The EC145 is a Part 29 twin-engine light utility helicopter with a maximum gross weight of 3585 kg (7905 lbs.). The EC145 is equipped with two Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines that deliver 530 horsepower for takeoff, and up to 770 horsepower during single engine operations. It is certified for single pilot VFR/IFR day, night and NVG operations. The large air conditioned cabin has seating for up to 8. The aircraft is used for a wide range of flight test training activities including Civil Certification, FLIR, NVG, Performance, Flying Qualities and Autopilot evaluations.