5-Dec-2022 Source: Yellowhead Helicopters
YHL is expanding its fleet again with two additional BK117 B2 helicopters.
The first two BK117s purchased in the Spring were brought into operation by August 2022.
YHL Pilots Corey & Peter put C-GBKP, pictured above, through her paces showcasing the helicopter’s features while supporting clients in the Golden Triangle of northwestern BC.
With the onset of winter, the aircraft were again back at the Prince George ops center for maintenance work and configuration tweaks.
Jacob Forman, CEO of Yellowhead is quoted as stating:
“The BK117 is still the top-performing intermediate twin in the world, four decades after it was introduced; and, with the 850-engine upgrade, these legacy B2 aircraft compete with the latest versions coming from the factory,” said Jacob.
“Furthermore, STARS’ maintenance team took care of these aircraft like they were fine porcelain, giving the appearance that they just left the factory last week.”