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BK17

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Aircraft
Name BK 117
Manufacturer MBB
Wing Rotary
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2


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

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.

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

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 135 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 33503,350 kg
3.35 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL150 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 290290 nm
537,080 m
537.08 km
1,762,073.492 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BK17

None on SKYbrary