Airbus Helicopters H145 / EC145T2 Future helicopter

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 of the new helicopter is planned for early 2020

Model News

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

Five-Bladed H145 Second Prototype First Flight, 28-Aug-19 : #5Blades Whilst the first prototype continue high altitude trials in Bolivia, a second prototype of the H145/EC145T2 with a 5 bladed main rotor performed first flight at Airbus Donauwörth in Germany. Will be used for autopilot testing, performance and airframe structural validation

Five-Bladed H145 in Chile for High Altitude Trials, 27-Jun-19 : #FiveBladed The 5-bladed H145 prototype is in Chile to demonstrate its capabilities at high altitudes. EASA certification expected for early 2020

Airbus Training Centre in Ukraine, 17-Jun-19 : Paris Air Show 2019 An Airbus H225/EC225 full flight simulator to be set up in Krementchuk, Ukraine for training of the 21 helicopters acquired last year with 4 already delivered. Eight of the 10 new H145/EC145T2 also ordered will be of the new five-bladed rotor variant

Kawasaki Starts Sales of New BK117D3, 19-Mar-19 : #BK117D3 Kawasaki announced release of the new BK117D-3 which is the EC145T2/H145 with a five-bladed main rotor jointly developed with Airbus Germany

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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 Міністерство надзвичайних ситуацій України
Construction Numbers on database of H145 / BK117D3


Construction Numbers

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20002 DE D-HADW : h145 Eurocopter Germany 2012
16oct12 pictured (pic1) being tested by US Army at Robe+
01/08mar13 in Las Vegas, NV for Heli-Expo 2013
Mar13 began US demo tour
24sep13 pictured (pic2) at London Helitech 2013
17jun14 pictured (pic3) at Donauworth
DE D-HADW : Mar15 month-long tour in Brazil
31mar15 Brasilia
17apr15 Rio de Janeiro
22apr15 seen at Trompillo Airport, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
24apr15 in La Paz Bolivia for high altitude test; 29apr+
19may15 completes Bolivian and Peruvian demo tour
27jun15 at Brisbane as part of Australia demo tour
08jul15 at Sydney, Australia
Mar19 fitted with 5-blades main rotor announced at Heli+
26jun19 in Chile for high altitude trials
25jul19 in La Paz, Bolivia
Sep19 in Mendoza, Argentina for high altitude trials in+
20253 2019 DE ? : Airbus Germany f/f Aug19 Donauwörth; to be confirmed

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