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BK117 livery A-3 CN 7045 D-HMBD - EXCLUSIVE TO X-PILOT.COM
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This is the livery of 7045, a testbed aircraft retained by Eurocopter for development and ongoing testing. In November 1987 it became the first BK117 to be constructed out of fibre compound material.
In 1998 it was fitted with the cockpit structure of the EC135, thus forming the basis for the EC145/BK117 C-2. This was known as the BK117 Futura.
In July 2002 a "smart rotor system" with controllable flaps was fitted, and in September 2005 an electrical flap control system was trialled; the aim being to reduce overall noise levels.
The livery shown here represents its time in 1996 when it was shown with a HeliRadar which was intended to permit operations at night and in bad weather, hence the title All Weather Rescue Helicopter.