The Westpac Life Saver helicopters are Kawasaki Heavy Industries – BK117-B2. They have rugged construction features, large rear clamshell doors, large cabin volume and multi-mission capabilities designed to make quick work of the most difficult tasks.
The responsive advanced hinge less rotor system, excellent visibility and compact external dimensions for easy navigation mean the BK117 can fly in and out of tight landing zones where other medium twin helicopters have difficulty.
|Engines||Lifesaver 21 LTS101 Honeywell 850-B2 Twin Engines|
|Lifesaver 23 LTS101 Honeywell 750-B1 Twin Engines|
|Maximum weight||3350 kg|
|Maximum range||250 nautical miles|
|Maximum endurance||150 minutes|
|Maximum seating capacity||6 persons|
|Typical cruise speed||120 knots|
|Rescue hoist||Goodrich new generation, Maximum load – 270 kg (up to 3 persons), Maximum cable length – 90 metres|
|Nightsun search light||SX-16 30 million candle power|
|Patient stretcher capacity||One|
|Radio/navigation equipment||2 x Garmin GNS430 VHF, GPS, NAV air-band radio’s, 1 x Surf Life Saving radio, 1 x NSW Police radio, 1 x Marine radio, 1 x GRN (Government Radio Network), 1 x mobile telephone|
|Crew||1 x Pilot, 1 x Air Crew, 1 x Rescue Crew|
|Callsign||VH-SLU – Lifesaver 21, VH-SLA – Lifesaver 23|