#HE11: Eurcopter upgrades EC145 with T2 version

Eurcopter today unveiled the latest evolution of its EC145 (formerly BK117) family, the EC145T2, the helicopter behind the curtain in yesterday’s posting. The company performed first flight of the helicopter last year.

New features include an all composite tail boom with enclosed “fenestron” rotor, higher power Turbomeca Ariel 2E turboshaft engines, new main gearbox and four axis digital autopilot.

Below is a video of the unveiling at the Heli-Expo 2011 show in Orlando on 6 March.


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