The Airbus H145’s combination of speed and performance, along with its large cabin and rear-loading clamshell doors, make it the rotorcraft of choice for a variety of civil missions worldwide.
The H145 always is ready for duty, capable of being equipped with a modern mission management system for law enforcement operations. Fast and reliable, the helicopter can rapidly transport one or two pilots and up to 10 officers or special forces to the scene.
Its primary roles include patrol, surveillance, and rescue missions, supported by the roomy, flexible cabin, and installation of forward-looking infrared (FLIR) and daylight cameras that are controlled by an operator who also handles communications and data exchange with ground-based police resources.
Other equipment opportunities include a powerful searchlight, external hoist, and simultaneous external roping capability for two people – with one on each side. Additional equipment includes a tactical mission management system, connectivity features and an electro-optical system (EOS) digital camera.
The night vision goggle-compatible cockpit with a night vision imaging system (NVIS) further contributes to this helicopter’s operational flexibility.
Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS)
Building on the worldwide use of Airbus’ H145 family in emergency medical services, the helicopter is tailored for primary and secondary missions and intensive care transport – benefitting from the easy and safe loading and unloading of patients through wide side sliding doors and large rear clamshell doors.
Its spacious, unobstructed cabin was specifically designed to meet the requirements set by national medical regulatory agencies. The cabin accommodates one or two wheeled stretchers with partial or full suites of medical equipment for operation by three to five medical personnel.
The H145 benefits from multiple EMS cabin interiors, which were designed in cooperation with leading EMS providers based on HEMS customer feedback. The new Helionix avionics suite allows safe and easy HEMS operation under challenging conditions.
With its low external sound level, the H145 allows neighbourhood-friendly operations around hospitals and in urban areas.
The H145 is fast becoming one of the industry’s leaders for smooth flights, while it goes further with its improved ability to land in confined areas, thanks to a smaller D-value (the greatest dimension of a helicopter for helideck assessment).
Onshore and offshore oil & gas
High and hot capability, and the capacity to carry eight passengers plus one to two pilots, are attributes that make the H145 a natural choice for onshore and offshore oil and gas passenger transportation and cargo missions.
The H145 can operate in Class 1 performance conditions, while its compact airframe enables manoeuvring in complex environments, such as oil and gas helidecks.
Equipped with the complete offshore mission equipment package, the H145 is fully compliant with IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers) standards. The equipment list includes an external hoist on both sides, a weather radar in colour, an emergency Sea State 6 floatation system, life rafts, helicopter emergency egress lighting (HEEL), and an automatic deployable emergency locator transmitter. The H145’s shrouded Fenestron tail rotor is the safest solution for personnel on the ground, and its wide cabin with flat unobstructed floor offers a multi-purpose capability.
Offshore wind energy
The H145 has the best fit for wind park operations and maintenance. Its cabin can accommodate two teams of three technicians with equipment, while the rotorcraft’s outstanding hover and OEI (one engine inoperative) performance enables safe and efficient hoisting operations.
The offshore wind energy equipment list includes an external hoist on both sides, weather radar in colour, an emergency floatation system, life rafts, helicopter emergency egress lighting (HEEL), and an automatic deployable emergency locator transmitter.
Private and business aviation
Delivering a class-leading combination of range, comfort and reliability, the ACH145 variant from Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) is the result of constant reinvention.
It features the most flexible cabin in its class, and can be configured with more than eight different layouts – enabling customers to enjoy the perfect in-flight experience for their needs. The ACH145 can seat up to nine passengers.
With the ACH145 and other corporate helicopter versions, Airbus provides best-in-class corporate and VIP transport solutions – including tailored completions with top quality materials and craftsmanship, as well as the highest standards of customer care and service.
- Visit the ACH website for more information on the ACH145 and the Airbus Corporate Helicopters product line.
The H145’s high level of performance (including in hot and high operating conditions), small footprint and compact airframe eases manoeuvring even in confined areas and makes it ideal for aerial work and firefighting missions.
With its large cabin and flat floor, designed-in modularity and a large choice of optional mission equipment, the H145 is the aircraft of choice for a variety of civil missions, such as utility, electronic news gathering and passenger transport. It can be reconfigured quickly and easily for various roles in multi-mission operators.
The access provided through side and rear doors enable the loading of long and bulky cargo.
The H145’s improved human external cargo (HEC) performance benefits commercial winch operators for harbour pilot transfers or powerline maintenance missions.