MBB Bo108

MBB Bo108

The six-seat MBB Bo108 was a twin engine helicopter designed to replace the Bo105.

First prototype (D-HBOX) flew for the first time on October 15 1988 powered by two Allison 250-C20R turboshafts. Second prototype (D-HBEC) followed in June 1991 fitted with Turbomeca TM-319 Arrius IBs. A third powerplant, the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B, was also planned from the beginning. Both prototypes used conventional tail rotors instead of the Fenestron.

In early 1990s, MBB merged with French Aerospatiale to form Eurocopter. The Bo108 were used as technology demonstrators for the production model, the EC135.

New technologies introduced by the Bo 108 included the first full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC) on a helicopter and bearingless main rotor later adopted by the Sikorsky/Boeing RAH-66 Comanche attack helicopter.

  Derivatives & Versions of Bo108

EC EC135

1994 Twin-engine helicopter widely used amongst police, ambulance services and for executive transport. Originally developed by MBB from their Bo.108, ...

  List of Operators of Bo108

  Global Distribution of Bo108


Construction Numbers

C/N Built as Year History
VT-001 1988 DE D-HBOX
VT-002 1991 DE D-HBEC

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