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More BK117 helicopters added to the fleet

Expanding the first purchase in Spring 2022 from 2 to 4 BK117s

BK117 medevac arrival at Terrace hangar
BK117 C-GBKP arriving at Terrace base with medevac patients from north of Stewart BC.

Link: Quote excerpts from Helicopters Magazine article

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.”

For further information on the capabilities of this new aircraft, check out our fleet post here.

YHL has job openings for pilots and AMEs with BK117 endorsements. Check out our job board for requirements and how to submit your resume.

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