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SGI BK 117

Bell 407
  • Description

    BK 117 850 D2 is The Multipurpose Utility Machine:

    The BK 117 is a twin engine medium utility and transport helicopter jointly developed between MBB of Germany and Kawasaki of Japan.
    With the new LTS 101-850D2 engines fitted and the BK 117's high maneuverability, the BK 117-850D2 brings a high performance twin that compares favourably with the benchmark Bell 212. The BK 117-850 D2 can carry up to 9 passengers in safety and comfort at a 35% faster speed while burning almost 25% less fuel which is the perfect choice for utility work across multiple missions of:
    - Onshore / Offshore Oil and Gas Support
    - Fire Fighting
    - Power line work
    - Lifting
    - EMS
    - SAR
    - Passengers transport
    - VIP transport
    - Seismic

    BK 117 850 D2 is all about Safety:

    BK 117-850 D2 dramatically increases the maximum OEI hover weight of the BK 117 D2.
    The BK-117 850 D2 has been designated with the requirements of operational safety in mind. Whether flying over congested areas, landing at elevated heliports/hospitals, or just having the extra operational margin from a true Category A/Class 1 compliant machine, the BK 117-850 D2 delivers this with proven performance, reliability and efficiency. Under Cat A / Class 1 performance, at maximum all up weight should the aircraft lose power in one engine the pilot has the choice of landing, climbing or flying straight and level .

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  • General Data

    Crew - 2
    Passengers - 9
    Engines Number & Power - 2 Textron Lycoming LTS 101-650/750/800 turboshaft (depends on variant)
  • Dimensions

    Length overall - 9.91m
    Rotor Diameter - 11.00m
    Height overall - 3.85m
    Cabin Volume - 6.00m3
  • Weights

    Maximum takeoff weight - 3,350kg
    Empty Weight - 1,727kg
    Maximum payload (standard config) - 1,365kg
  • Performance

    Maximum range - 370nm (680km)
    Maximum cruise speed - 133Kt (246kph)
    Average fuel consumption - 300 litres per hour