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H145

H145

The multi-purpose EC145’s high-and-hot evolution

Designed to deliver excellent performance throughout the flight envelope, Airbus’ H145 is the latest member of its 4-tonne-class twin-engine rotorcraft product range – with designed-in mission capability and flexibility, especially in high and hot operating conditions. Compact in size, this helicopter’s small footprint and large, flexible cabin make it the aircraft of choice for a variety of civil missions.


An aircraft of choice

The best-selling H145 has a fleet of 1,230 in service around the world and has clocked in over 4.4 million flight hours.

Aircraft

Versatile and proven

The H145 joins Airbus’ multi-purpose EC145/BK117 family, from which some 1,100 rotorcraft are in service worldwide – logging a combined total of more than four million flight hours.

Bringing a large cabin, a compact airframe, and powerful engines, the H145 responds to a multitude of mission needs.

Enhancements incorporated in the H145 include Airbus’ innovative Helionix® avionics suite and 4-axis autopilot; increased performance through its Safran Arriel 2E engines; an anti-torque system with the latest version of the company’s signature Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor; and a new tail gearbox as well as an upgraded main gearbox.

Flexible and capable

The H145’s designed-in modularity and large unobstructed cabin with flat floor contribute to the helicopter’s flexibility for a full range of applications, accommodating up to 8 passengers in standard configuration and 10 passengers in a higher density configuration, plus one or two pilots.

This multi-purpose rotorcraft can be tailored for emergency medical services and law enforcement duties, along with aerial work, passenger transport, including private and business aviation, and airlift flights to offshore platforms. For multi-mission operators, the H145 can be reconfigured for different roles quickly and easily.

Performance multiplied

The H145’s enhanced Arriel 2E power plant and dual full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) – along with the helicopter’s upgraded main and tail rotor systems – guarantee an unprecedented level of performance in both hover and one-engine inoperative (OEI) conditions.

The Fenestron technology brings to the H145 benefits such as improved flight and ground safety, enhanced anti-torque control efficiency, reduced power demand in forward flight, and lower noise and vibration levels.

For its use on the H145, the Fenestron has a new-design tail gearbox with lower maintenance costs, and incorporates a duplex tail rotor actuator and dual hydraulic circuits – installed in a new, damage-tolerant all-composite tail boom.

Enhanced safety

Airbus’ new Helionix® avionics suite provides undisputed superiority for in-flight envelope protection, pilot assistance and situational awareness – resulting in unprecedented flight safety levels.

Meeting the latest international avionics standards, the Helionix installation incorporates the most innovative alerting and self-monitoring system.

Additionally, the H145 is equipped with the most advanced dual-duplex, four-axis autopilot specifically designed for helicopters. This offers high flight stability and precision, unique flight envelope and over-limit protection, automated takeoff, and fully-coupled approaches to hover, among other benefits.

Further contributing to operational safety are the rotorcraft’s high-set main rotor and tail boom, and the Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor.

A “maintenance-friendly” helicopter

Building on Airbus’ extensive experience gained with the BK117/EC145 helicopter family, the H145’s maintenance procedures optimise the intervals between periodical inspections, ensuring increased availability and reduced operating costs.

The optional helicopter usage monitoring system (HUMS) keeps track of the engine’s health in accordance with usage conditions, resulting in further availability and enhanced cost-effective maintenance.

Additional information is available at HCare Services.

Missions

Law enforcement

The H145 is always “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 up to 9 officers to the scene. It is likewise ideal for the transport of special forces.

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 – one on each side. Additional equipment includes a tactical mission management system, connectivity features and an EOS (electro-optical system) digital camera.

Further contributing to the helicopter’s operational flexibility is its night vision goggle-compatible cockpit with a night vision imaging system (NVIS).

Emergency medical services

Building on the worldwide use of Airbus’ H145 and predecessor BK117 in emergency medical services, the H145 is tailored for primary/secondary missions and intensive care transport – benefitting from the easy and safe loading/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 up to three medical personnel. 

The helicopter benefits from multiple EMS cabin interiors, which were designed in cooperation with one of the world’s leading EMS providers.

Comfort for both patients and the crew is ensured with the H145’s turbine-smooth ride. The helicopter’s extremely low external sound levels allow neighborhood-friendly operations around hospitals and in urban areas. 

Offshore oil and gas transport

Long-range flight capability and the capacity to carry 10 passengers are attributes that make the H145 a natural for offshore oil and gas airlift missions.

Additional strengths include the helicopter’s high performance and small footprint. The H145 can operate in performance class 1 conditions, while its compact airframe can manoeuvre in the confined environments of oil and gas platform helipads.

The equipment list covers all elements required for offshore operations, including a color weather radar, emergency flotation system, helicopter emergency egress lighting (HEEL) and automatic deployable emergency locator transmitter.

Business and commercial aviation

The H145 brings together speed and comfort to create the optimum “time machine.”  The spacious and flexible cabin can be outfitted with interiors that bring a touch of class for passengers – including the Stylence design developed by Airbus for a highly functional work environment. A step higher in elegance is the leather and wood interior, designed by Mercedes-Benz.

More about the H145 Mercedes-Benz Style

Large windows offer excellent visibility for both pilots and passengers. 

As the quietest helicopter in its class, the H145 can land at work sites, in office zones and urban areas. It is one of the only aircraft authorised to fly in the Grand Canyon, along with the H135.

Ample space is available for luggage, which is easily loaded through the rotorcraft’s rear clamshell doors. There is also an advanced in-flight entertainment system and subtle ambient lighting.

Aerial work

The H145’s power reserves enable this helicopter to perform a variety of aerial work duties facilitated by the wide cabin’s flat floors – which enable the loading of long and bulky goods – and the access provided through side and rear doors.

Among the utility applications is the servicing of offshore wind farms, which are being located increasingly farther out to sea – requiring the hoisting and hover performance provided by the H145.

Other uses include firefighting, the transfer of maritime pilots to arriving vessels and electronic newsgathering.

Documents

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06 March 2017

H145 Infographic: One platform for a full range of missions

Superior power, advanced mission equipment, small footprint and large cabin size – the H145 is perfectly suited for a multitude of operations.

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Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Civil Range      
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16 October 2017

Civil Range

Airbus Helicopters’ mission is to provide the most efficient rotorcraft solutions to our customers, so that they may serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments.

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H145-Brochure Presentation      
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26 September 2017

H145-Brochure Presentation

The newest Airbus Helicopters solution for todays most demanding operations

H145-Technical Data      
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21 December 2016

H145-Technical Data

H145-MiniPoster      
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21 May 2015

H145-MiniPoster

Photos and videos

H145 operated by Police Baden-Württemberg      
H145 operated by Police Baden-Württemberg
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29 November 2017

H145 operated by Police Baden-Württemberg

State of the art for law enforcement: An H145 operated by Police Baden-Württemberg

HTM Offshore receives 150th H145      
HTM Offshore receives 150th H145
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29 November 2017

HTM Offshore receives 150th H145

Recently took over the 150th H145: HTM Offshore

 H145 operated by ADAC in Bavaria      
 H145 operated by ADAC in Bavaria
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29 November 2017

H145 operated by ADAC in Bavaria

H145 used by German Operator ADAC in Bavaria

H145 in EMS operations      
H145 in EMS operations
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26 October 2017

H145 in EMS operations

The H145 is tailored for primary/secondary missions and intensive care transport – benefitting from the easy and safe loading/unloading of patients through wide side sliding doors and large rear clamshell doors.

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Simulator H145 Training Academy Int      
Simulator H145 Training Academy Int
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13 September 2017

Simulator H145 Training Academy Int

Simulator H145 Training Academy Int.

Simulator H145 Training Academy Ext      
Simulator H145 Training Academy Ext
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13 September 2017

Simulator H145 Training Academy Ext

Simulator H145 Training Academy

H145 Flying Display - 24 June PAS 2017      
H145 Flying Display - 24 June PAS 2017
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24 June 2017

H145 Flying Display - 24 June PAS 2017

H145 helicopter in an aerial display at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Bringing a large cabin, a compact airframe, and powerful engines, the H145 responds to a multitude of mission needs.

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Beijing 999 signs agreement for the first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China      
Beijing 999 signs agreement for the first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China
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04 May 2017

Beijing 999 signs agreement for the first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China

Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of one H145, the first of its kind to be configured with a hoist for medical and search and rescue (SAR) in China.

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H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power      
H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power
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21 April 2017

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands for “One-engine-inoperative”, measuring the performance of an aircraft with only one engine remaining operative.

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Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130      
Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130
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01 March 2017

Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130

Airbus Helicopters highlights its wide range of products and services at the 2017 Heli-Expo, 7- 9 March at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

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Swiss Air Rescue Service Rega renews its fleet with H145      
Swiss Air Rescue Service Rega renews its fleet with H145
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07 December 2016

Swiss Air Rescue Service Rega renews its fleet with H145

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega signed a contract on 7 December 2016 for the purchase of six Airbus H145 rescue helicopters.

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Helicopter Travel Munich signs for one H145 for offshore wind operations      
Helicopter Travel Munich signs for one H145 for offshore wind operations
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12 October 2016

Helicopter Travel Munich signs for one H145 for offshore wind operations

Leading global helicopter offshore hoist operator Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) has signed for one H145 today at Helitech International.

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H145      
H145
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10 October 2016

H145

H145 EMS

H145      
H145
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10 October 2016

H145

Comfort for both patients and the crew is ensured with the H145’s turbine-smooth ride. The helicopter’s extremely low external sound levels allow neighborhood-friendly operations around hospitals and in urban areas.

Read more
Airbus Helicopters to show new services and tools at 2016 Helitech International exhibition      
Airbus Helicopters to show new services and tools at 2016 Helitech International exhibition
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10 October 2016

Airbus Helicopters to show new services and tools at 2016 Helitech International exhibition

On display at booth 12C70 from the Airbus Helicopters product range will be a light single-engine H130 in passenger transport configuration and a light twin-engine H145 in emergency medical service (EMS) configuration.

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Dallas Cowboys owner receives new H145      
Dallas Cowboys owner receives new H145
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09 September 2016

Dallas Cowboys owner receives new H145

Dallas Cowboys Owner, President, and General Manager Jerry Jones, leader of one of the world’s most recognizable professional sports franchises, has chosen a new, customized H145 corporate helicopter as his go-to business transportation tool.

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Full speed ahead on UK MFTS      
Full speed ahead on UK MFTS
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29 July 2016

Full speed ahead on UK MFTS

The UK MFTS programme will benefit from the latest enhancements available to the H135 and H145 family of aircraft, including lower maintenance burdens, reduced noise levels and intuitive avionics which provide pilot assistance enabling safe full use of the flight envelope.

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Full speed ahead on UK MFTS      
Full speed ahead on UK MFTS
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29 July 2016

Full speed ahead on UK MFTS

The UK MFTS programme will benefit from the latest enhancements available to the H135 and H145 family of aircraft, including lower maintenance burdens, reduced noise levels and intuitive avionics which provide pilot assistance enabling safe full use of the flight envelope.

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Full speed ahead on UK MFTS      
Full speed ahead on UK MFTS
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29 July 2016

Full speed ahead on UK MFTS

The UK MFTS programme will benefit from the latest enhancements available to the H135 and H145 family of aircraft, including lower maintenance burdens, reduced noise levels and intuitive avionics which provide pilot assistance enabling safe full use of the flight envelope.

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Full speed ahead on UK MFTS      
Full speed ahead on UK MFTS
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29 July 2016

Full speed ahead on UK MFTS

The UK MFTS programme will benefit from the latest enhancements available to the H135 and H145 family of aircraft, including lower maintenance burdens, reduced noise levels and intuitive avionics which provide pilot assistance enabling safe full use of the flight envelope.

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Emergency care takes flight in the Land of the Midnight Sun        
 
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16 October 2017

Emergency care takes flight in the Land of the Midnight Sun

With a fleet that includes next-generation H145 helicopters, FinnHEMS handles 15,000 emergency medical missions a year for Finland.

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H145 NRW police enters into service        
 
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12 September 2016

H145 NRW police enters into service

The German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) has now become the second customer to receive the H145 in police configuration. On 7 September 2016, the local minister of interior Ralf Jäger handed over the first of 6 H145s to the Dusseldorf police squadron. The helicopter squadron averages around 2,000 missions a year.

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H145 VIP transport in New Zealand        
 
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15 February 2016

H145 VIP transport in New Zealand

Safety in a marine climate is paramount to Advanced Flight, a New Zealand-based private helicopter operator. Stephen Farmer, an operator and pilot of their new H145, recounts his experience on the powerful twin-engine rotorcraft.

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H145 Offshore Demo Wilhemshaven        
 
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03 February 2016

H145 Offshore Demo Wilhemshaven

The twin-engine multipurpose helicopter H145 has successfully proved its operational capabilities for challenging offshore missions. During a two-day flight trial in late January the established offshore operators Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH and HTM Offshore were able to test the H145 in all the relevant fields of offshore operations. Both aviation companies collaborate closely to offer their customers a wide range of offshore services involving light and heavy helicopters. This concept is very appreciated in the offshore-wind-branch.

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H145 reaches 6200 m in Bolivia        
 
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18 November 2015

H145 reaches 6200 m in Bolivia

Follow our crew during the spectacular flight test campaign in the beautiful mountains of Bolivia and find out more about this aircraft’s impressive capabilities in the terrain and climate of South America.

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H145 reaches 10,000 flight hours        
 
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02 November 2015

H145 reaches 10,000 flight hours

A major milestone for the H145: The worldwide fleet of 35 helicopters operated by 14 international customers has accumulated a total of 10,000 flight hours. In only a little over a year, the light twin-engine multirole helicopter has become a proven platform for operators of all segments, showing an average availability of a solid 94%. With its outstanding standards of performance and safety and with no comparable competitors on the market, the H145 is expected to stay the reference helicopter of its class for the foreseeable future.

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First H145 in police configuration delivered        
 
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19 October 2015

First H145 in police configuration delivered

Today, the federal-state police of Baden-Württemberg took delivery of the very first H145 in police configuration at Airbus Helicopters’ industrial site in Donauwörth. The aircraft is the first of an order of six to be handed over to the launch customer. <br /> <br />Read the press release: http://www.airbushelicopters.com/website/en/press/German-State-Police-of-Baden-W%C3%BCrttemberg-receive-the-world%E2%80%99s-first-H145-in-law-enforcement-configuration_1851.html

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H145 Australian Tour        
 
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15 September 2015

H145 Australian Tour

This classic example of advanced rotary-wing technology has completed the Sydney component of its month-long Australia visit as part of a global tour. While in and around the Sydney region, the H145 was demonstrated to a wide cross-section of current and potential customers, including local hospitals, surf life savers and private aviators.

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H145 in Italian Alps – the INAER story        
 
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03 July 2015

H145 in Italian Alps – the INAER story

The H145 is operating from the Italian base in Bolzano, from the skirt of the Alps up to the summits…

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H145 completes Bolivian and Peruvian demo tour        
 
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27 May 2015

H145 completes Bolivian and Peruvian demo tour

The H145 (formerly called the EC145 T2) graced the skies above Bolivia and Peru last week on the second leg of its South American demo tour, while completing high and hot tests above the Bolivian mountains.

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H145 impressions: EMS in the Bavarian Alps        
 
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26 May 2015

H145 impressions: EMS in the Bavarian Alps

H145 impressions: EMS in the Bavarian Alps <br />Several weeks after entering service in the Bavarian Alps, pilots and paramedics from German rescue organization ADAC share their impressions of the new H145.

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H145 Brazil Demo Tour - Sao Paulo Police Testimony        
 
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03 April 2015

H145 Brazil Demo Tour - Sao Paulo Police Testimony

H145 news

Three years and 150 deliveries for the H145

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Airbus Helicopters Handover First H145 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

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German Federal Aviation Office certifies world’s first H145 full flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters offers H145 with Alternate Gross Weight of 3,800 kg

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Beijing 999 signs agreement for the first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China

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H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

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Did you know?

1st certification of H145 original version 2001
Total H145 family helicopters delivered (all versions including BK117)
1,250 
Total in service helicopters
more than 600 
Total cumulated flight hours (all versions including BK117) more than 4.3 million
Customers (all versions including BK117) some 240 customers in 55 countries
H145 family helicopters flying for EMS missions around 260
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