Airbus Helicopters H145 / BK117D3

First announced at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta, the Bk1173D3 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

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

Norwegian Air Ambulance Launches 5-Bladed H145 EMS, 06-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Norwegian Air Ambulance Services (NOLAS) is the launch customer for the five-bladed rotor H145 in the emergency medical services (EMS) sector. Scheduled to be delivered in mid-2020 to replace an EC145T1

Swiss Rega is Launch Customer for New H145 Retrofit, 06-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Swiss emergency medical service Rega will retrofit its 7 H145/EC145T2 fleet to the new 5-bladed version

Dare County MedFlight Upgrades to New H145, 06-Mar-19 : #MedFlight Dare County MedFlight from North Carolina, which was the U.S. launch customer of the H145/EC145T2, will upgrade its helicopter to the new 5-bladed H145 type

Five-Bladed Rotor H145 at Heli-Expo 2019, 04-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Airbus unveiled a new H145 with a five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg

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

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+

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