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Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 achieves certification

18th April 2014 - 09:51 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries to begin in the third quarter of 2014.

The certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability.

Approximately 20 EC145 T2 currently are in series production, with orders for more than 200 aircraft received to date; in addition to an order for 15 of the EC645 T2 military variant for the German Army.

Guillaume Faury, CEO, Airbus Helicopters, said: ‘The EC145 T2 is setting new standards in its class. This new model features a design to meet and exceed the latest challenging requirements of our customers for mission capability. Our operators will benefit from an unrivalled operational advantage thanks to the perfect combination of airframe, equipment and performance. This comes along with the highest level of flight safety by our new Helionix avionics suite.’

Enhancements incorporated in the T2 version of the 4-metric-ton category EC145 include new Arriel 2E engines, Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, upgraded main and new tail rotor gear boxes, and a cockpit that uses Airbus Helicopter’s Helionix digital avionics suite with 4-axis autopilot.

The EC145 T2 has been developed to meet a range of applications, including utility, corporate and emergency medical services missions. The company plans to release configurations for offshore and police duties shortly. 

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