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  • 2010 to present

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

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    New HEC Dual Hook for Bk117 Helicopter, 02-Oct-22 : #HEC Airwork (NZ) Ltd new multi-purpose dual hook for the BK117 helicopter has been approved by Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ)

    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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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    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
    7005 bk117a1 1982     ZK-HCX: BK117-850D2 Airwork NZ May18-Apr19
    MBB D-HBKG: MBB BK117A-1 type toward D-HDAC

    ADAC Air Rescue D-HDAC: ADAC, conv to A-1,A-3,A-4 and B-2 types

    noted on the old ground level pad.

    BK-117B-2 type from 1994/1995

    Christoph 6

    Christoph 77


    noted at Wipperfuerth St Josef on the old pad

    Christoph 22

    noted as Christoph 62 at UM Frankfurt ground level pad

    Christoph 62

    New Zealand Rescue Helicopters ZK-HCX: Search And Rescue Services Ltd at Taupo from Apr19; Gre+

    pictured in rescue mission to Mt Ruapehu
    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,+
    7224 bk117b1 1991     ZK-HEP: BK117-850D2 Airwork Sep/Oct 2018
    ADAC Air Rescue D-HLTB: type:B-2 Christoph1 homebase

    noted at Traunstein.

    noted at the old Rosenheim ground level pad.

    noted as Christoph 1 at Bogenhausen

    noted at Wolfratshausen.

    noted at Dachau, on the ground level pad.

    noted at Klinikum Landsberg

    - EC-MMR: Spain Dec16-2018

    New Zealand Rescue Helicopters ZK-HEP: Search And Rescue Services Ltd from Nov18

    Leased by Taranaki Rescue, pictured
    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, pictured (pic1)
    - 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 Sep12-Jul14, conv to BK117-850D2
    ERA Helicopters N526MB: ERA Med, canc May12

    Great Slave Helicopters C-GBKD: Great Slave Helicopters from Jul14

    Jun20-Dec21 for sale Eurocopter BK-117 1986 - Price: $1+

    Dec21-Feb22 for sale Eurocopter BK-117 1986 - Price: $9+
    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+
    7213 bk117b1 1990     ZK-IIR: BK117-850D2 Airwork (NZ) Ltd Jan/Apr 2014, conv BK117-850D2
    - D-HFDD: to VH-BKZ

    Australia Air Ambulances VH-BKZ: Australia, first reg Jan96

    Ambulance NSW; Telstra Child Flight Child flight, West+

    - VH-BKZ: Skyplan Australia Pty from May13

    now at Ardmore, Auckland, New Zealand. Imported from A+

    Great Slave Helicopters C-GBKP: Great Slave Helicopters from Apr14

    at Valdez, Alaska

    Jun20-Dec21 for sale Eurocopter BK-117 1990 - Price: $1+

    Dec21-Feb22 for sale Eurocopter BK-117 1990 - Price: $1+
    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

    Rotor-Lift Aviation 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 Mar18-+

    pictured offering scenic rides around Wellington Harbo+

    Helisur OB-2225P: Helicopteros del Sur from Mar22, 850D2 type

    pictured (pic2) First BK117-850D2 for Helisur Perú in +
        No longer with this org.