About the Aircraft

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MedFlight is an American Eurocopter, EC-135T1, twin engine helicopter.  It has a maximum gross weight of 6,000 pounds, average airspeed is approximately 125-130 kts (144-150 mph), and an altitude limit of 20,000 feet.  In flight, the main rotor blades turn at 394 RPM.  The engines are Turbomeca Arrius 2B1 - one of the most reliable in the helicopter industry - with a horsepower rating of approximately 400hp each under normal conditions.

Maximum fuel capacity is about 179 gallons with a burn rate of approx. 60 gal/hr.

MedFlight is equipped to carry 2 patients and up to 3 flight medics plus the pilot.