Airbus increase alternate gross weight (AGW) of H145 twin-engine helicopter


Airbus Helicopters is offering H145 twin-engine helicopter with alternate gross weight (AGW) of 3,800kg.

The optional increase of AGW allows H145 helicopters to carry up to 100kg more of useful load.

It offers the possibility to carry more fuel, mission equipment or passengers for law enforcement, para-public or military missions.

The AGW of 3,800 kg is linked to a temporary restricted flight envelope until 100kg of fuel are consumed after approximately 20 minutes, Airbus stated.

Airbus Helicopters H145 programme head Axel Humpert said: “Since the entry-in-service of the new H145 in 2014 Airbus Helicopters has continued its efforts to improve the power and performance of the aircraft according to our customers’ needs.

“The new Alternate Gross Weight of 3,800 kg is a significant increase for a light-twin helicopter and offers real added value for H145 operators.”

The H145 is claimed to be the most advanced member of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-purpose twin-engine category.

With a capacity to accommodate up to two pilots and up to nine passengers, the helicopter can travel at a cruise speed of 129 knots.

To date, the EC145/H145 family of helicopters recorded a total of more than four million flight hours and more than 1,100 rotorcraft are in service worldwide.

The helicopter is equipped with the latest Helionix avionic suite with four-axis-autopilot and can be used for a variety of missions.


Image: The H145 is claimed to be the most advanced member of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-purpose twin-engine category. Photo: courtesy of Airbus S.A.S.