MBB bo105


1967


The Bo 105 is a light, twin-engine, multi-purpose utility helicopter developed by Bolkow in late 1960s and enter production in 1970 by the recently merged Messerschmitt Bolkow Blohm (MBB) which became a part of Eurocopter in 1991. Bo105 production continue until 2001 when it was replaced by the ec135. 1500 units built.

The Bo105 introduced a revolutionary hingeless rotor system, a pioneering innovation for helicopters.


Model News

Bo105 Celebrates Its 50th Birthday, 16-Feb-17 : 50 years since the Bo105 maiden flight on 16 February 1967 in Ottobrunn near Munich

Oceania Aviation Upgrades Bo105 hoist, 25-Aug-16 : Oceania Aviation Bo105 conversion installs the Breeze Eastern HS20200 600-pound hoist system

Airbus Helicopters USA Offers Bo105 Maintenance Training, 01-Mar-16 : Heli-Expo 2016 Airbus Helicopters USA now offers maintenance training on a fully functioning Bo105 helicopter, the only one available dedicated solely for training purposes.

Bo105 clock up a total of 8 million flight hours, 21-May-14 : BERLIN – BO105 have been a fixture of helicopter fleets around the globe for over 40 years. They reliably carry out their missions and prove their worth day after day under tough conditions. Collectively, they have now completed a total of 8 million flight hours.

Specialist Aviation in South Georgia islands, 11-Mar-11 : UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services has assisted South Georgia Heritage Trust in successfully completing the first phase of a 5 year project to eradicate rats which have decimated the island’s unique population of seabirds over recent decades.


Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
bo105a 1966 The first prototype never flew, when in August 1966 damaged when taxiing. First flight with second prototype bo105a was 16feb67.
bo105b 1967 third prototype with engine from MAN, first flight dec67.
bo105c 1972 Initial verstion powered by 2 Allison 250-C20 turbine engines
bo105d 1973 UK certified offshore version
bo105cb 1975 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20B turbine engines
IPTN nbo105 1976 Licence built in Indonesia. C/N used prefix N. Airframes listed under MBB Bo.105. 100 NBo.105CB 23 NBo.105CBS
nbo105cb 1976 Bo.105CB built under license by IPTN in Indonesia
bo105cb-2 1977
bo105cbs 1977 Fuselage stretched by 30 cm
They started with the stretched version in 1975. The production started from 1977
bo105cbs-2 1977
bo105m 1979 VBH ( Verbindungshubschrauber; 'connection chopper') a light transport and surveillance helicopter for German Army
CASA bo 105 1980 Assembled in Spain. C/N used prefix S-4. Airframes listed under MBB Bo.105
bo105p PAH-1 1980 Panzerabwehrhubschrauber ( german for Tank-defence helicopter ) for the West German Army in the Cold War as a mean to face a Warsaw Pact tank inv ...
bo105s 1980 Evolution from the Bo 105 C, with extended fuselage and new powerfull engines. Reinforced Main Transmision. Engines: Detroit Diesel Allison 250 - ...
bo105ls 1981 The LS stands Lift and Streched. Same fuselage as the CBS. This helicopter is for larger height be flown. Only a couple built in Germany, the mos ...
bo105cb-3 1985
bo105cb-4 1985
bo105cbs-4 1985
bo105dbs-4 1989
bo105cb-5 1990
bo105cbs-5 1990
bo105e-4 2006 Upgrades of former german Bo.105P to be donated to Albania


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