2010 to present

As of July 2016, over 40 BK117-850D2 helicopters were upgraded in various countries around the world

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300K Flight Hours for Airwork’s LTS101 Customers, 11-Jun-18 : #services Airwork NZ’ customers across five continents have flown collectively over 300,000 flight hours with their Honeywell LTS101 (600, 650, 700, 750 and 850 series) engines on AS350/355 and BK117

Airwork to Upgrade STARS BK117 Fleet, 18-Jan-17 : Airwork NZ will upgrade 3 of 8 Alberta’s STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) BK117-B2 to the BK117-850D2 type installing Honeywell LTS101-850B-2 engines

Three New Bk117-850D2 Upgrades, 10-Nov-16 : Airwork (NZ) has delivered in the last months three more upgrades on the Bk117B2 helicopter to the Bk117‐850D2 type powered with the LTS101‐850B‐2 engine

ADAC Upgrades 2 Aircraft to BK117-850D2, 19-Jul-16 : German emergency medical helicopter service ADAC Luftrettung upgraded 2 of its BK117-B2 aircraft with the enhanced LTS101-850B-2 engines. First European operator of the type.

Indonesia STC for Airwork BK117-850D2, 14-Jun-15 : Airwork announce that with colaboration of PT Sayap Garuda Indah Heli SGI, the BK117-850D2 has gained STC certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Indonesia

EASA approves BK117-850D2 STC, 16-Mar-12 : The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the BK117-850D2 engine upgrade.

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7105 bk117a3 1986 BK117-850D2 noted as 850D2 type by Jul13
German Local Police D-HMUF: Polizei Bayern Feb87-May97, test serial D-HBPZ

Eurocopter Germany D-HMUF: Eurocopter Germany Mar98, conv to A-4

German air rescue D-HMUF: DRF Luftrettung Jul99-Dec12, conv to B2 type

Great Slave Helicopters C-GGSA: Great Slave Helicopters from Jan13
7219 bk117b1 1990     ZK-HDR: BK117-850D2 Airwork (NZ) Ltd Jul/Oct 2019; conv to Z BK117-850D2 ?
MBB Helicopter Corp N7161Y: MBB, test serial D-HFDJ

- N213AE: PNC Bank Na Trustee Aug08; New Zealand ntu

- CP-2909: Bolivia, to ZK-HDR

TVPX N117WC: TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee at North Salt Lake,+
1022 bk117a-4     ZK-HHV: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ, conv to 850D2 type; to 5Y-EXH
- JA9922: Japan, to ZK-HHV

HeliLink ZK-HHV: HeliLink NZ, B2 type

- 5Y-EXH: Kenia, to P2-HBM

Heli Niugini Ltd P2-HBM: Heli Niugini Papua New Guinea, ex 5Y-EXH
1089 bk117b-1 1994     ZK-HKZ: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ 2008, conv to 850D2 type
- JA6672: Kawasaki, to HL9210

- HL9210: South Korea, Apr94 - 2008

New Zealand Rescue Helicopters ZK-HKZ: ARHT from May08; note the prefix ZK is not worn on the +
7017 bk117a1 1984     ZK-HNP: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ from Mar15, conv to 850D2
- N317RM: USA, test serial D-HBKS

- N951AM: to N365CH

- N365CH: to N627AM

State of Colorado N627AM: Rocky Mountain Holdings Llc at Englewood, CO Jun99-Dec+
7095 bk117a3 1985     ZK-HQD: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ at Papakura Aug12-Jul13, conv to 850D2
ERA Helicopters N116MB: ERA Med 2007-2012

State of Maine N116MB: owned by ERAMed was a backup helicopter for Lifeflight +

- ZS-RCP: Aeronautic Solutions, South Africa by 2016; 2019 still
7102 bk117a3 1986     ZK-HQJ: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ from Sep12
ERA Helicopters N526MB: ERA Med, canc May12

Great Slave Helicopters C-GBKD: Great Slave Helicopters from Jul14
1031 bk117b-1     ZK-HUP: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ Sep98-Jul99 , conv to 850D2; ZK-HZG ntu
- JA9942: Keiai Apr89-Mar97; Hokuriku Central Airlines Mar97-Jul9+

Helicopters Otago ZK-HUP: Helicopters Otago Ltd from Mar01

rescued crew of ZK-IMX

Landed survivors from Southern Lakes Helicopters crash+
7179 bk117b1 1988     ZK-INI: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ from Dec12, conv to 850D2
State of Pennsylvania N5405G: USA, test serial D-HBHV; conv to B2 type

STAT MedEvac from Jun87

State of Maryland N5405G: Johns Hopkins Lifeline, op by STAT MedEvac, noted 2002-+

- N5405G: Maxus Leasing Group at Cleveland, OH Jul05-Jan12

CJ Systems Aviation at Englewood, CO Feb12-Jun14

- VH-BKR: Heli Holding Ltd at Auckland, NZ from Nov16, op by Roto+
7061 bk117a3     ZK-IVB: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ Aug14-, conv to 850D2
MBB Helicopter Corp N950MB: MBB, test serial D-HBNI

- N117CH: to N312LS

- N312LS: to N504LH

State of Indiana N504LH: Lutheran Air, noted Jun07

Omniflight N143AM: Omniflight Helicopters Feb08-Apr14

GCH Aviation Ltd ZK-IVB: Garden City Helicopters at Christchurch airport from M+

pictured offering scenic rides around Wellington Harbo+