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BK17
Name BK 117
Manufacturer MBB
Type Rotary
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

CASA BK-117
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI BK-117C-1
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI BK-117B
HYUNDAI BK-117
MBB-KAWASAKI BK-117
NUSANTARA NBK-117


MBB BK 117

MBB BK 117 MBB BK 117 3D

Image source: IANS

Description

The MBB/Kawasaki BK117 is a twin-engined medium utility–transport helicopter. It was a joint development between Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) of Germany and Kawasaki of Japan. MBB was later purchased by Daimler-Benz and eventually became a part of Eurocopter. The BK117 is popular for passenger and VIP-transport, seating from seven up to 10 people. It is also used for aerial crane and sling work, law enforcement, and military transport, and is exceptional as an air ambulance and search and rescue platform. Its successor was developed from the BK117 C-1 version. It is produced as the EC 145.

General

Aircraft name BK 117
ICAO code/WTC BK17 /
Manufacturer MBB
Type code/APC H2T /

Technical Data

Wing span 11 m36.089 ft
Length 9.91 m32.513 ft
Height 3.85 m12.631 ft
Powerplant 2 × Textron Lycoming LTS 101-750B-1 turboshaft, 442 kW (593 hp) each
Engine model Lycoming LTS101


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BK17

None on SKYbrary

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