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VERSATILITY IS THE KEYWORD

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the lightweight workhorse

The helicopter industry was first introduced to the 145e at the Heli-Expo in 2015 when Metro Aviation was announced as the launch customer for the aircraft with an initial order of six helicopters.  Fast forward to 2018 and Metro has ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e aircraft.

Originally launched  as a basic VFR platform, Metro worked with Genesys Aerosystems to develop step-up approved options including two-axis Helisas ™ and an Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS).

With support from Metro Aviation, Genesys AeroSystems and S-TEC established an STC for the aircraft in February 2019. The IFR platform incorporates the latest HeliSAS/EFIS technology, including the Genesys AeroSystems IDU-650 EFIS as well as three-axis Autopilot. Canadian certification is pending.

Made in America

Airbus Helicopters is producing the EC145e at its final assembly plant in Columbus, Mississippi where it also produces the UH-72A Lakota for the U.S. Army and the H125 commercial helicopter. Metro will customize the aircraft  at its completion center in Shreveport, La.

First IFR Aircraft delivered to gundersenair in march 2019

The road to this new technology has not been quick or easy, but we are enthusiastic about expanding the customer base for this aircraft. Metro placed the first EC145e in service in July 2016, and has successfully operated this airframe as a VFR ship since then. 

– MILTON GELTZ, METRO MANAGING DIRECTOR

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IFR AND VFR FEATURES

SP/DPIFR

  • HSI and navigation display for VOR, ILS, GPS, etc.

  • Moving map

  • GPS-SBAS Flight Management System (FMS) including VNAV, LPV, etc. (as listed in RFMS)

  • HTAWS

  • 3D Synthetic Vision System (SVS)

  • Flight path marker

  • Highway in the sky

SINGLE PILOT VFR

  • Glass cockpit
  • Garmin G500H and GTN 650/750 navigation and communication system
  • 2-axis HeliSAS autopilot

DUAL PILOT VFR

  • Glass Cockpit
  • Genesys Aerosystems 3D Synthetic Vision System EFIS avionics solution

The price and availability attracted us to the EC145e.  The medical interior is built well and we really like the center-mounted stretcher.  The layout is similar to other 145 variants, but we can carry heavier loads and fly farther in some cases.

Scott Sampey

Vidant EastCare

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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Spacious Interior

Large unobstructed flat floor cabin provides excellent cockpit visibility for pilots/crew as well as unrivaled loading capability from the rear and side

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Compliance

Fully compliant to the latest crash-worthiness requirements FAR29/CS29 – airframe, landing gear and seats

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redundant systems

Hydraulic, electrical and lubrication redundant systems for the main transmissions

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Flexibility

Rapidly interchangeable optional equipment, such as the rescue hoist, internal long range fuel tank, cargo hook, bambi bucket amongst others

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reduced costs

Reduced direct operating cost with simplified systems makes the decision easy from accounting’s point of view

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stc's available

All of Metro Aviation’s 30-plus Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) are available for the EC145e

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