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    NEWS | Airwork NZ

    LTS101-750B-1 to B-2 Conversion in NZ

    Airwork NZ completes LTS101-750B-1 to LTS101-850B-2 engine conversions. First units delivered for a customer in South America

    * The LTS101 engine provides power for the Bell 222, the Airbus BK117 and AS350, and the Avicopter AC31 helicopters


    LTS101-750B-1 to B-2 Conversion in NZ

    Airwork NZ, November 11, 2021 - Auckland, New Zealand - Airwork (NZ) has been granted approval from Honeywell to upgrade LTS101-750B-1 engines to LTS101-850B-2.

    The first two conversions have been completed in Airwork’s workshop for a customer in South America.

    “We are continuing to see exceptional customer demand for this engine given the benefits it offers to operators,” says MRO Sales Manager Philipp Antwerpen. “The approval to upgrade LTS101-750B-1 to LTS101-850B-2 engines is another step forward for Airwork and a significant addition to our extensive MRO capabilities.”

    Airwork is the sole STC holder of the BK117-850D2, which allows operators to install Honeywell LTS101-850B-2 engines into BK117 B2 helicopters.

    There are a number of benefits for operators to carry out this STC:

    - Increased hot and high utilization capability for BK117 B2 helicopters.
    - Increased Hot Section Inspection interval from 1800hrs to 2400hrs.
    - Increased LTS101-850B-2 engine pool.
    - Easy Installation of less than three working days.

    To date, Airwork has upgraded more than 70 BK117 B2s with this STC.

    About Airwork (NZ): Airwork (NZ) Ltd is part of the Airwork Group of Companies, which is a diversified aviation business operating in multiple countries providing maintenance support, dynamic component overhaul, turbine support, design, and manufacture. Airwork is an authorized Service Centre for Kawasaki, Airbus Helicopters, Honeywell, and Breeze Eastern. Airwork also proudly owns the Soloy AS350 SD1 & SD2 STCs and carries global certification for FAA145, EASA145, NZCAA145 (TC accepted), South African 145 and CASA PNG145.

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