WEST COAST ROA MINING RESCUE HELICOPTER

In line with requirements of the new NASO contract, the West Coast community is now served by a twin engine BK117-B2 rescue helicopter.

The BK-117 ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter launch event on the West Coast was a highlight in 2020.

AIRCRAFT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS- BK-117

Engine – Twin Allied Signal, LTS101-850B2
Shaft horsepower – 850 HP each engine
Crew – 1 pilot, 2 paramedics
Gross weight – 3350kg
Empty weight – 2143kg including hoist and crew seating
Hook weight – 1200kg
Length – 13.00m
Width – 2.70m
Height – 3.36m
Rotor diameter – 11.00m
Max speed – 150 knots / 280kph
Cruise speed – 120 knots / 222kph
Fuel burn-off – 300 ltr/hr
Range – 540 kilometres
Hover max height - 10,000ft / 3,048m
Service ceiling – 17,000ft / 5,181m, density altitude
Winch capacity – 275kg, 76m cable

Please note: These figures are provided as a guideline only. Performance varies with changes in temperature, altitude, and operational activity.

We rescued 874 people

in 2020 alone