MBB BK 117

Aircraft
Name: 
BK 117
Manufacturer: 
Wing: 
Rotary
Type Code: 
H2T
Engine: 
Turboshaft
Engine Count: 
Multi
Manufacturered as
CASA BK-117
NUSANTARA NBK-117
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI BK-117B
EUROCOPTER-KAWASAKI BK-117C-1
HYUNDAI BK-117
MBB-KAWASAKI BK-117

BK17

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: 
11.00 m
Length: 
9.91 m
Height: 
3.85 m
Powerplant: 

2 × Textron Lycoming LTS 101-750B-1 turboshaft, 442 kW (593 hp) each

Engine Model: 
Lycoming LTS101
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
n/a
Distance: 
n/a
MTOW: 
3350 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Cruise
TAS: 
135 kts
MACH: 
n/a
Ceiling: 
150
Range: 
290 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
n/a
Distance: 
n/a

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