Kawasaki BK117C-2 TV News Helicopter Delivered to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Apr. 21, 2011

Kawasaki BK117C-2 TV News Helicopter Delivered to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Tokyo, April 21, 2011 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered its latest BK117 C-2 helicopter to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. The new helicopter is the nineteenth C-2 model Kawasaki has delivered and the second C-2 model to be used by a media corporation.

The Kawasaki BK117 helicopter was developed jointly by Kawasaki and European helicopter manufacturer, Eurocopter Deutschland (ECD), formerly Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB). The BK117 is a medium-sized twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter that’s used for everything from broadcasting to transporting cargo and passengers, fighting fires, police work, emergency medical services and more. The BK117 has been continually upgraded since its market debut in 1983. Cutting-edge technology and outstanding reliability have proven to be a winning combination for Kawasaki’s BK117 which has earned the distinction of being the bestselling model in the world today. Kawasaki has delivered 152 BK117s, and together with those delivered by ECD, there are over 850 in use around the globe.

The latest C-2 model features the lowest noise level in its class as well as significantly reduced vibration. Its increased maximum gross weight capacity enables it to accommodate today’s heavier and more advanced media equipment. More and more media outlets are discovering the C-2 is a helicopter model that has everything they need.

Kawasaki continues to outpace the competition with its proven superior technological capabilities and outstanding customer services as it actively markets its BK117C-2 helicopter.

Specifications of Kawasaki BK117C-2 helicopter
Length: 13.03 m
Width: 1.73 m (body)
Capacity: 11 (maximum number of seats)
Maximum load: 3,585 kg
Cruise speed: 246 km/h
Cruise range: 675 km (standard tank)
Major equipment: automatic pilot system, rescue winch, repair kit, etc.