Let’s look at a really neat helicopter!
The Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO-105 is a light twin engine multi-purpose helicopter.
Originally built by Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (now currently Airbus) the BO105 was the first light twin helicopter in production, and its the first rotorcraft that could perform aerobatic maneuvers, such as inverted loops. The Bo 105 features a revolutionary hingeless rotor system, at that time a pioneering innovation in helicopters when it was introduced into service in 1970.
The BO105 is used in several different militarizes around the world as a gun ship, others as a Search and Rescue vessel.
(Canadian Coast Guard BO105C)
The Civilian version BO105 is manned by one pilot with the option of two and carry up to four passengers.
It has two Allison 250-C20B turboshaft. In the civilian world the 105 is used for ton of different operations, everything from Search and Rescue to medivac, to Oil and Gas operations to Aerobatics (Redbull). Our BO105 use to fly to Little Diomede Island, N730TS.
Here’s some of the 105 in Antarctica