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 D2 Turboshaft
- Cruise speed: 120 kts (222 km/h)
- Range: 541 km
- Service ceiling: 4,575 m