15-Jun-2015 Source: EFA
Airwork NZ Ltd announced at EFA Prague, the sale of a BK117-850D2 to South African operator Mr. Ivan Pienaar of Aeronautic Solutions.
Mr Stephen Green of Airwork NZ said “We couldn’t be happier to see this aircraft go to a good home in South Africa, this will be Mr Pienaar’s second BK117-850D2”.
Airwork acquired the BK117-B2 helicopter from German HEMS operator ADAC and it has already undergone its 850 engine upgrade program at ADAC Luftfahrt Tecknik GmbH prior to delivery to Aeronautic Solutions. Airwork signed an agreement with ADAC in 2013 to purchase all fourteen of their BK117-B2 helicopters as they gradually transfer part of their fleet to the H145. This is the third aircraft from the ADAC fleet to be delivered to Airwork.
This becomes the 40th BK117 that Airwork has upgraded to the 850D2 model using its unique STC which now has certification from the New Zealand CAA, EASA, Transport Canada, Indonesia and the FAA.
The versatile Airbus BK117 with the Honeywell 850 engines fitted is used in a variety of configurations as operators have grasped that it is a very capable multi-role helicopter with Cat A, Class 1 performance at an attractive price.
Mr Pienaar and Mr Green seen in the photo shaking hands on signing of the agreement at EFA Prague 2015.