Eurocopter EC-145B (F-MJBH / H250) from the Gendarmerie (French Police) at the 46th International Paris Air Show (SIAE) 2005, Le Bourget (France)
The Eurocopter EC-145 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters). Originally referred to as
the BK 117 C2, the EC-145 is based upon the MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 C1, which became a part of the Eurocopter line-up in 1992 when the company was formed through the merger of the Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) helicopter division of Daimler-Benz and the helicopter division of Aérospatiale-Matra. The EC-145 is a twin-engine aircraft and can carry up to nine passengers along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for passenger transport, corporate transport, EMS (Emergency Medical Services),
SAR (Search And Rescue), parapublic and utility roles.