Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

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Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

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Re: Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

Unread post by cage » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:38 pm

I think you mean airbus announces the new 5-blade h145..
Thats the most interesting way of announcing someone else's launch of an enhanced product as if their partner was leading the effort..

Let's try again.
https://www.verticalmag.com/news/airbus ... 5-upgrade/
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Re: Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

Unread post by csparksfly » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:39 am

Wow, I find this part quite interesting:
The blades have no life limit, with replacement determined on condition.
Wonder how the plug-and-play-bolts affects trying to do a weight and balance on this rigid system. Suppose proper torquing is required and keeping an eye on the "security check paint marker".

Could a non-engineer stow/un-stow the blades?
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Re: Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

Unread post by Roger » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:20 pm

cage wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:38 pm
I think you mean airbus announces the new 5-blade h145..
Thats the most interesting way of announcing someone else's launch of an enhanced product as if their partner was leading the effort..
From http://global.kawasaki.com/en/mobility/ ... c_2_h.html
The BK117 helicopter was jointly developed by Kawasaki and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) of West Germany (currently known as Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH [AHD]). In 1982, this two-engine, multipurpose, high-performance helicopter was type approved as the first domestically-manufactured helicopter.
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Re: Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

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Re: Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

Unread post by cage » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:40 pm

Roger wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:20 pm
The BK117 helicopter was jointly developed by Kawasaki and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) of West Germany (currently known as Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH [AHD]). In 1982, this two-engine, multipurpose, high-performance helicopter was type approved as the first domestically-manufactured helicopter.
Not disputing that kawasaki isn't a partner nor their involvement in the 117- they do the gearbox and other important bits.
This is however, an airbus designed improvement using new airbus blade/rotor tech so announcing it as if it is a kawasaki initiative is a bit off.
That it will also be sold as an improved 117 doth not changeth that.
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Re: Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

Unread post by Roger » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:45 pm

It is quite interesting reading the press releases by Airbus and the one by Kawasaki. Kawasaki at least mention Airbus, but Airbus dont even mention anything of Kawasaki :lol:
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Re: Kawasaki Starts Sales of New H145//BK117 D-3 Helicopters

Unread post by cage » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:39 pm

Roger wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:45 pm
It is quite interesting reading the press releases by Airbus and the one by Kawasaki. Kawasaki at least mention Airbus, but Airbus dont even mention anything of Kawasaki :lol:
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