The LifeFlight fleet is composed of four EC145’s, which were introduced in 2007. The EC145 is a medium duty, twin engine helicopter with a cruise speed of 130 knots and a maximum speed of 145 knots. The EC145’s wide open, rear loading, cabin allows maximum flexibility for space for all of our medical equipment, up to 3 medical crew members, and a Ferno Powerflexx stretcher. The cockpit is all glass, NVG & SPIFR certified, and has all of the latest advances in aviation safety.
The H135 is the newest aircraft type in our fleet and employs many of the same design characteristics of the H145, including a high mail rotor, large flat floor space, rear loading, and advanced avionics. Additionally the H135 also has a Fenestron or shrouded tail rotor. The H135 accounts for some 25% of all EMS helicopters flying today. Slightly smaller than the H145 it still allows for completing our mission while decreasing costs and diversifying our fleet.
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