The EC145 T1

MedFlight’s helicopter, a twin-engine Eurocopter EC-145. The larger MedFlight helicopter improves and expands Memorial MedFlight’s patient care capability by increasing the program’s range and service area. The helicopter is equipped with the latest technology in communication and safety capabilities including:

  • Real-time weather radar
  • Terrain and Collision Awareness Avoidance System
  • Flight data recording system
  • Night Vision Goggles

Additionally, a spacious cabin accommodates a variety of critical care transport medical equipment and provides head-to-toe patient access. The aircraft is equipped with a full-sized stretcher system compatible with ground ambulances. The aircraft size and lift capabilities will also allow future incorporation of a transport incubator for neonatal patients.

The EC145 T1 is Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) capable which will enable it to operate in a wider range of weather conditions. The helicopter cruises at speeds over 140 miles per hour with a range of over 300 miles.

Aviation services under FAA Part 135 are provided by Metro Aviation, Inc. of Shreveport, Louisiana.

To schedule free Landing Zone Safety Classes, contact Ken Nemes at 574.647.3473 or knemes@beaconhealthsystem.org.

EC145 T1 EC135 P2 Change
Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) 7,903 lbs. 6,415 lbs. +1,488 lbs.
Empty weight standard configuration 4,162 lbs. 3,208 lbs. +954 lbs.
Useful load (SP IFR) 3,953 lbs. 3,208 lbs. +745 lbs.
Standard fuel tank capacity 1,530 lbs. / 219 gallons 1,235 lbs. / 176 gallons + 295 lbs. / +43 gallons
Overall length 42.7 feet 40 feet +2.7 feet
Cabin volume 213 FT3 208 FT3 +5 FT3