MBB bk117


1979

Model

  • MBB bk117
The BK.117 is a twin-engined medium utility–transport helicopter jointly developed between Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) of Germany and Kawasaki of Japan.

It first flew on June 13, 1979 and was in production until 2004 after 443 aircraft built when it was replaced by the EC.145

c/n 1... : Kawasaki Bk.117A/B/C
c/n 7000 to 7253 : MBB built Bk.117A/B (listed here)
c/n 7500 to 7554 : Eurocopter Bk.117C1
c/n 4... : Kawasaki Bk.117C2 ( Japan EC.145 )
c/n 9... : Eurocopter EC.145 ( Bk.117C2 )
c/n 20... : Airbus Helicopters Bk.117D2 / H145 and EC645 / Bk.117D2M / H145M


Model News

Airwork to Upgrade STARS BK117 Fleet, 18-Jan-17 : Airwork NZ will upgrade 3 of 8 Alberta’s STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) BK117-B2 to the BK117-850D2 type installing Honeywell LTS101-850B-2 engines

Airwork NZ Gains STC for BK117 Glass Cockpit, 07-Nov-16 : New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (NZCAA) granted supplemental type certificate (STC) to Airwork NZ for its BK117 helicopter Genesys electronic flight instrumentation system (EFIS)

ADAC Upgrades 2 Aircraft to BK117-850D2, 19-Jul-16 : German emergency medical helicopter service ADAC Luftrettung upgraded 2 of its BK117-B2 aircraft with the enhanced LTS101-850B-2 engines. First European operator of the type.

ADAC BK117s purchased by Airwork, 11-Sep-13 : Global niche helicopter operator and maintenance specialist Airwork NZ is expanding into Europe through a contract with Germany’s largest motoring organisation, The General German Automobile Club (ADAC).


Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
KHI bk117 1979 On December 2012 Kawasaki achieved a total of 1,000 aircraft delivered from the bk117/ec145 family since starting production in May 1982. They p ...
BK117A-1 1982 Powered by two Lycoming LTS 101-650B-1 engines.
BK117A-3 1985
BK117A-4 1986
BK117B-1 1987 Powered by two LTS 101-750B-1 engines
BK117B-2 1989
BK117B-3 1990
EC bk117 1992 MBB became part of Eurocopter in mid 1991. Airframes are listed here it was succeeded by the EC.145
Airwork NZ BK117-850D2 2010 Developed by Airwork NZ at Ardmore, New Zealand is the MBB/Kawasaki/Eurocopter Bk117-B2 with their engines replaced with Honeywell LTS 101-850B-2 ...

Organisations

From Organisation with model bk117
1979
germany MBB
    331 1979/92
1983
germany ADAC Luftrettung GmbH
    16 1983/now
spain Guardia Civil
    9 1983/now
1984
germany DRF Luftrettung
    1984/now
1987
germany Landespolizei
    1987/now
1989
south korea Korea Aerospace Industries
    1989/now
1990
chile Carabineros de Chile
    2 1990/now
chile Fuerza Aerea de Chile
    BK117B-1 3 1990/11
1991
canada Canadian Armed Forces
    1 1991/92
1993
usa American Eurocopter
    4 1993/98
1994
south africa Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag
    9 1994/now
1995
sweden SOS Helikoptern Gotland
    1 1995/05
1998
peru Policia Nacional del Peru
    5 1998/now
2003
germany HSD Luftrettung
    2 2003/11
2007
germany DL Helicopter
    1 2007/now
Unknown!
Help

canada Canadian Ambulance Services
greece Elliniki Pyrosvestiki Ypiresia
usa State of North Carolina
usa PHI Inc
Construction Numbers on database of bk117 or its versions

30bk117a1
33bk117a3
8bk117a4
40bk117b1
12bk117b2
1bk117b3





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