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SGI BK 117

Bell 407
  • 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, offshore passenger transport seating from 7 up to 9 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.
    The aircraft typically seats 2 pilots and up to 9 passengers.

  • 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