MBB Bk117

1979










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




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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