Eurocopter Bk117

Derived from MBB Bk117

MBB became part of Eurocopter in mid 1991. Airframes are listed here

it was succeeded by the EC.145

Model News

Search and Landing Lights for Bk117, 04-Oct-19 : #lights SPAES GmbH & Co. KG and Heli Service International get European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of an additional search and landing light for the BK 117 variants A-1, A-3, A-4, B-1, B-2 and C-1

Derivatives & Versions

BK117C-1 1992 Last variant of the MBB/Kawasaki model. Handed over to Eurocopter in 1991
EC145 1999 The EC.145, originally known as BK-117C2, is a twin-engine utility helicopter that can carry up to nine passengers with a high rotor clearance an ...

List of Operators of Eurocopter Bk117

From Organisation with model Bk117
germany Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
usa American Eurocopter
    500 1992/13
argentina Policia Federal Argentina
    1 1995/   
kenya Everett Aviation ltd
    BK117C-1 1996/   
germany Landespolizei
austria Air Rescue Austria

argentina Gobiernos Provinciales
germany HeliService International GmbH
italy Helitalia SpA
mexico Transportes Aereos Pegaso
united kingdom UK Air Ambulances
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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
7504 bk117c-1 1996 DE D-HOTZ : Eurocopter Germany, also D-HMBF and D-HECA; to XA-THG, +
MX XA-THG : Mexico private
IT I-BKBS : Elilario Italia
IT D-HELW : temp serial
UK G-RESC : Sterling Helicopters Jul07-Dec12
UK G-RESC : East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) 2006-2011 based at No+
03aug08 EAAA pictured (pic1) at Norwich
02aug09 pictured (pic2) operated by Sterling for EAAA a+
UK G-RESC : Veritair Nov12-Jul15
Mar14, Now at Redhill with BIH
UK G-RESC : Patriot Aviation Ltd Jul15-Nov17
UK G-RESC : May/Nov 2017, sold Eurocopter BK 117C-1 1996; Built S+
AU VH-OVG : Australia Mar18
PG P2-TAH : Tribal Aurora Helicopters, Papua New Guinea Jul19, pict+
7506 bk117c-1 1993 DE D-HMBH : Eurocopter Germany, to N60953
US N911TG : Hillsborough County Hospital Authority / Florida Healt+
US N911TG : TGH, op by Air Methods, noted 2010, pictured; Aug13 op+
7507 bk117c-1 US N6096U : ex D-HMBG, to D-HDDD
US N271NE : New England Life Flight at Bedford, MA 2003
US N273NE : Boston Medflight (BMF), to N373NE; pictured (pic1)
US N373NE : Jetvend Aviation Llc at Miami, FL Jul/Nov 2014
BO CP-3016 : HeliAmerica from 2014, pictured (pic2)
7508 bk117c-1 1994 US N4097J : USA, test serial D-HMBY
US N117UP : PennSTAR Jun97-Nov13
US N117UP : Metro Aviation from Nov13
7511 bk117c-1 1995 DE D-HMBF : Manufacturers test serial (3rd incarnation); to D-HECU.
DE D-HECU : Reg D-HECU (3rd incarnation); To UK
UK G-LFBA : McAlpine Jul95-Apr97, test serial D-HECU
DE D-HXXL : Germany unk, to XA-THH
MX XA-THH : Mexico, rtn to D-HECU (again)
UK G-79-01 : ex D-HECU and D-HXXL; to G-DCPA by Dec 1997.
UK G-DCPA : Devon and Cornwall Police (D&DC) Dec97/Dec10
Northern Ireland Police (PSNI) 2011-2015; /Police46
02oct13, based this week in Snowdonia
UK G-DCPA : Veritair Dec10-Aug15, for PSNI
UK G-DCPA : Patriot Aviation Aug15-Jan18
Jul/Nov 2017, sold Eurocopter BK 117C-1 built June 199+
AU VH-OVK : Ricapau Investments Pty Ltd from Feb18
Choppair Helicopters Pty Ltd from Aug18
7512 bk117c-1 1995 AR LQ-WJW : PFA Unidad Aeromedica Federal (medevac) H-9; BK-117C1 d+
19oct13 pictured (bot) after train slams into station (+
7513 bk117c-1 1995 AR LV-WNF : Perez Companc Argentina, VIP, test serial D-HMBM; 2004 +
US N486LF : Wachovia Financial Services Inc at Danville, PA Mar07-M+
Wells Fargo Bank NA Jun11-Aug14
Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA from Aug14
7515 bk117c-1 AR LV-WNS : Policia Bonaerense 01nov99 to 01apr00; loan from Provin+
AR LV-WNS : Buenos Aires Province, ex LQ-WNS; 20jun05 pictured (pi+
18jan14 pictured (pic3) at DPA Hangar at La Plata
7517 bk117c-1 1997 BR PT-HZZ : Helimed Aerotaxi Ltda at Jaragua, Belo Horizonte, MG M+
US N3GH : USA Jun01, to N117NC
US N117NC : Maxus Leasing Group Inc at Cleveland, OH by 2006
US N117NC : Air Methods Aug09-Jun13
US N117NC : UNC Carolina Air Care, op by Air Methods; 2009 pictured
US N117NC : Triple M Leasing Llc at Shreveport, LA from Jun13
7519 bk117c-1 BR PT-YRJ : AMIL, AeroMil Taxi Aereo, noted Mar05
KE 5Y-EXG : Everett Aviation Tanzania
7521 bk117c-1 AR LV-WRW : Buenos Aires Province, ex LQ-WRW. nickname El Bonaerens+
18jan14 pictured (bot) at DPA Hangar at La Plata
7522 bk117c-1 RP RP-C2870 : Philippines, reser RP-2870
RP RP-2870 : to 5Y-EXN
KE 5Y-EXN : Everett Aviation, Kenya, noted Oct13
: Apr15-Mar17, sold Eurocopter BK 117C-1; Very well equip+
ZA ZT-RCM : SAPS Airwing, South Africa from Jun17
7523 bk117c-1 RU RF-32763 : Involved with search and rescue operation at the crash +
7524 bk117c-1 AR LV-ZAC : Aguila del Sur, Argentina
7525 bk117c-1 IT I-AVJF : Elilario Italia; to Ireland unk
KE 5Y-EXI : Everett Aviation Tanzania
UN-334 : United Nations lsd 5Y-EXI; Sep10 Kenya
7526 bk117c-1 DE D-HVEN : Aeroveneta Jan99, reser I-HVEN
IT I-HVEN : Aeroveneta / Elilario Italia 1999-2010
IT I-HVEN : Inaer Italy, noted Mar09
DE D-HBKC : Eurocopter Germany Feb11
KE 5Y-EXL : Everett Aviation
7527 bk117c-1 1998 US N117SU : Stanford Life Flight, ex N5217M, to N811LV
US N811LV : Cfs Air Llc at Danbury, CT May07-Jul13
US N811LV : Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), noted 2011
US N811LV : HeliFleet 2013-1 Llc at Wilmington, DE from Aug13
22aug15 Pocono Speedway air ambulance
US N811UV : Helifleet 2013-01 Llc at Wilmington, DE Dec16-Jul18
NZ - : New Zealand Jul18; Airwork NZ conv ?
ZA ZT-RDZ : South Africa by 2019
7528 bk117c-1 IT I-HBMC : Helitalia
DE D-HDRI : DRF Luftrettung 2012-2015
AT OE-XAR : Air Rescue Austria from Jan16
7530 bk117c-1 1999 DE D-HMBC : Eurocopter Germany May05, test serial D-HBKA
HR 9A-HKB : HIKO Jun05-Oct09
DE D-HAOE : HTM from Nov09
HTM from 2011; Jun14 still
AT D-HAOE : Flymed GmbH Austria /Airmed1 2010, lsd HTM
: Sep/Dec 2017, sold Eurocopter BK 117C-1 1999; Extremel+
DE D-HAOE : Heli Service International GmbH at Emden Airport from J+
7531 bk117c-1 DE D-HMBB : Eurocopter Germany, to I-HBMS
IT I-HBMS : Helitalia
DE D-HBMS : DRF Luftrettung from 2012
19dec15 as Air Ambulance 02 for offshore emergencies at+
7532 bk117c-1 IT I-MESO : Elilario Italia
7535 bk117c-1 GR SX-HFD : Hellenic Fire Service
7536 bk117c-1 GR SX-HFE : Hellenic Fire Service
7537 bk117c-1 2001 US N37VA : Commonwealth of Virginia at Richmond, VA; N376A ntu
US N198LL : Metro Aviation from Nov11
7538 bk117c-1 2001 DE D-HMEC : Eurocopter Germany 2001; 2002 to Elilombarda
IT D-HMEC : BK-117C.1 used in Italy as an air ambulance, whilst sti+
UK G-OEMT : Sterling Helicopters Dec05; ex D-HMEC; to Air Ambulance
UK G-OEMT : East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA)- BK-117C.1 ex D-HMEC.+
03aug08 EAAA pictured (top) at Norwich
24apr09 picture operated by Sterling Helicopters on beh+
05dec12 pictured (bot) at Norwich on the trailer being +
UK G-OEMT : No longer operating as an Air Ambulance - stored on beh+
7539 bk117c-1 IT I-DENI : Elilario offshore, noted 2003; EMS 118 Elisoccorso Prov+
IT I-DENI : INAER Italia by 2009; Elisoccorso Provinciale Alto Adig+
DE D-HZOA : Germany from 2016
7540 bk117c-1 IT D-HKAV : Helitalia 2002-2004, reser I-HKAV
IT I-HKAV : Helitalia 2005-2010
DE D-HDRJ : DRF Luftrettung from 2011
w/o 28feb14 crashed Baltic Sea 2m W of Darß during tra+
AT D-HDRJ : Air Rescue Austria 2011-2013, lsd DRF
7541 bk117c-1 2002 IT D-HSTP : Elilario at Trento, Italy from Dec02
IT I-GSAM : SAM, noted 2007
UA UR-PTV : Ukraine, noted 2010
Oct13-Feb15, sold Eurocopter BK 117C-1 2002. No Damage +
7542 bk117c-1 2003 IT I-AICO : Elilario, test serial D-HZBV; 2003 EMS Alto Adige. Bre+
IT I-AICO : INAER Italia; 2011 as /Pelikan2 for EMS 118 Elisoccor+
DE D-HARK : Heli-Service from Nov15; 2016 on MV Polarstern (8013132+
Mar18 asg German research icebreaker Polarstern on An+
7543 bk117c-1 2002 US N271NE : New England Life Flight Inc Dba at Bedford, MA Apr03-De+
24jun14 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)+
US N271NE : Airbus from Jan19
7544 bk117c-1 2002 US N117KY : Vesey Air Llc at Danbury, CT Jan03-Feb09
US N159LM : Vesey Air Llc at Danbury, CT Feb09-Apr12
US N159LM : Air Methods from Apr12
7545 bk117c-1 2003 DE D-HMBB : Eurocopter Germany, May04 to D-HDSR
IT D-HDSR : Inaer Italia, noted Dec11
DE D-HDSR : DRF AMB 01; Apr13 pictured during training
7546 bk117c-1 IT I-HDBX : Helitalia, ex D-HDBX, to D-HEEE
7547 bk117c-1 IT I-HDBZ : Helitalia, ex D-HDBZ
AT OE-XAT : Air Rescue Austria from Mar16
7548 bk117c-1 IT D-HDNO : Helitalia
7549 bk117c-1 GR SX-HFH : Hellenic Fire Service; 14sep08 pictured during Archange+
7550 bk117c-1 MX XA-UBN : Pegaso
7551 bk117c-1 MX XA-UBO : Pegaso
7552 bk117c-1 2004 DE D-HNWO : Polizei Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) from 2004
16jan14 pictured at Düsseldorf airport
7553 bk117c-1 2004 DE D-HNWP : Polizei Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) from 2004
7554 bk117c-1 2004 DE D-HNWQ : Polizei Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) from 2004
DE D-HMBU : Eurocopter Germany from 2013
DE D-HNWQ : Heli Service International GmbH at Emden Airport Nov18-+
DE D-HAPS : Heli Service International GmbH at Emden from May19
Sep19 with SPAES for EASA STC for additional lighting
7555 bk117c-1 2004 MX XA-UBP : Pegaso; d/d new; ops. offshore
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