Airbus EC-145

The EC-145 is a Part 29 twin-engine light utility helicopter operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate.  It is capable of carrying three passengers with a flight crew of two.  It is powered by two Turbomecca Arriel 1E2 turboshaft engines that produce up to 530 HP at takeoff.  The maximum weight of the EC-145 is 7,903 lbs.  It is fully instrumented for loads and vibrations and serves as a flying laboratory.  NTPS uses the EC-145 for Systems, Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.

 

 

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