Originally designated the BK 117 C2, the Eurocopter EC145 is a light utility, twin-engine helicopter. The EC145 is powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 turboshaft engines. The cruising speed is 133 kts (153 mph, 246 km/h) and the maximum speed is 145 kts (167 mph, 268 km/h). The aircraft seats one to two pilots and nine passengers. The empty weight is 3,951 lbs (1,792 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 7,903 lbs (3,585 kg).