Airbus Helicopters H145 / EC145T2

H145 / BK117D3

5 Bladed H145

Airbus Helicopters H145 / BK117D3

First announced at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta, the Bk117D3 is based on the EC145T2 / Bk117D2 with its Safran Arriel 2E engines, full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and the Helionix digital avionics suite with a 4-axis autopilot.

The Bk117D3 has a new five-bladed main rotor which increase the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg / 330 lbs and a wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS), allowing seamless and secure transmission of data generated by the helicopter in-flight and in real-time.

EASA certification achieved on June 2020 clearing the way for customer deliveries starting right after.

Model News

EASA Certification for Airbus Five-Bladed H145, 19-Jun-20 : #Certificate The Airbus H145 with main rotor of five blades received the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification covering single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL) along with night vision goggles (NVG) capability

Swedish Ambulance Orders Three 5-Bladed H145, 30-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 Svensk Luftambulans, a Swedish air ambulance, ordered three of the new Bk117D3 / H145 five-bladed helicopter and retrofit its existing three EC145T2 to this variant

German Ambulance DRF Selects 5-Bladed H145, 29-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 German Ambulance DRF Luftrettung signed for 15 new H145 and will retrofit their current 20 EC145T2 to the five-bladed version. In addition 3 new H135/EC135T3 were ordered

H145 5-Bladed Upgrade Kits at DRF Service Center, 21-Oct-19 : #BK117D3 German DRF Luftrettung’ Service Center to upgrade own and external customers H145/EC145T2 with the 5-bladed main rotor SB Retrofit Kits from the end of 2020 as soon Airbus get EASA certification

BK117D3 Landed on Americas Highest Peak, 25-Sep-19 : #Aconcagua The new Airbus BK117D3 / H145 5-bladed landed on Americas’ highest peak, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina at 6,962 metres ~ 22,840 feet. This was the first time a twin-engine helicopter landed there

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List of Operators of Airbus Helicopters H145 / BK117D3

From Organisation with model H145 / BK117D3
germany Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
    H145 / EC145T2 2014/   
norway Norsk Luftambulanse
ukraine Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine
Construction Numbers on database of H145 / BK117D3


Construction Numbers

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20002 DE D-HADW : h145 Eurocopter Germany 2012
pictured (pic1) being tested by US Army at Robert Gray+
01/08mar13 in Las Vegas, NV for Heli-Expo 2013
Mar13 began US demo tour
pictured (pic2) at London Helitech 2013
pictured (pic3) at Donauworth
DE D-HADW : Mar15 month-long tour in Brazil
17apr15 Rio de Janeiro
seen at Trompillo Airport, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
in La Paz Bolivia for high altitude test; 29apr15 stil+
19may15 completes Bolivian and Peruvian demo tour
at Brisbane as part of Australia demo tour
at Sydney, Australia
Mar19 fitted with 5-blades main rotor announced at Heli+
in Chile for high altitude trials
in La Paz, Bolivia
in Mendoza, Argentina for high altitude trials in Acon+
at Airbus Donauworth, Germany
20253 2019 DE ? : Airbus Germany f/f Donauwörth; to be confirmed

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