MBB bk117

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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


BK117 Nine-Passenger Seating, 23-May-17 : Airwork (NZ) obtained a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for nine-passenger high-density seating in the BK117 helicopter

BK117 B2 Cargo Hook and Mirror Kit, 17-May-17 : Airwork (NZ) has obtained a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for the BK117B2 helicopter cargo hook and mirror kit

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.

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Derivatives & Versions


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 ...


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