BK 117

About

The MBB BK-117-850D2 is a multi-engine, medium class utility aircraft. The BK-117 is popular for passenger and VIP transport, seating from seven to ten people. It can also be configured for aerial crane work, equipped with a hoist and/or EMS equipment for medical evacuation and search and rescue operations. It’s smaller rotor diameter compared to other multi-engine helicopters allows it to safely  operate in tight areas.

The 850D2 is a more powerful variant of the BK-117 which significantly increases single engine performance providing a greater level of safety.

CHARACTERISTICS & PERFORMANCE

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: Up to ten passengers
  • Length: 9.91 m
  • Rotor diameter: 11.0 m
  • Height: 3.85 m
  • Empty weight: 1,727 kg
  • Max take off weight: 3,350 kg
  • Powerplant: 2 Textron Lycoming LTS 101 850 D@ turboshaft
  • Cruise speed: 120 kts (222 km/h)
  • Range: 541 km
  • Service ceiling: 4,575 m