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EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval (STC#: #100577794) for its aftermarket replacement MCP01 Master Caution Panel (Model #: MCP-001) for the Bell 212 and 412 series helicopters. The MCP01 has held both Transport Canada and a… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 16-May-16

Bell starts five month Asia Pacific tour with 412EPi

Bell starts five month Asia Pacific tour with 412EPi

Bell Helicopter last demonstrated the Bell 412’s capability in 2013 in the region and since then has attracted a number of customers including the Philippine Department of National Defense and the Government of Uttar Pradesh in India. There are currently more than 150 Bell 412 variants operating throughout Asia Pacific across a range of mission… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

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UK SAR Training Unit renamed

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

Following the recent gradual disbandment of UK military SAR, the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the DHFS. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become the maritime and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-May-16

Abu Dhabi Aviation reaches 1,000,000 hours on Bell fleet

Abu Dhabi Aviation reaches 1,000,000 hours on Bell fleet

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Abu Dhabi Aviation, are proud to announce reaching 1 million hours of successfully operating of their Bell Helicopter Fleet. “We have been operating Bell Helicopter aircraft since the 1976,” said Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mazrouei, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Aviation. “Our Bell Helicopter fleet has grown… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Apr-16

Bell launches 412SP to 412HP upgrade kit

Bell launches 412SP to 412HP upgrade kit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has introduced a newly available kit that allows customers to upgrade their current Bell 412SP to the 412HP configuration – increasing aircraft performance and reducing customers’ cost. The new 412HP upgrade kit provides an additional 165 horsepower available at the main rotor, allowing out-of-ground-effect hover performance to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Mar-16

Canada approves Onboard Systems Non-Rotating Cargo Hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212, 412

Canada approves Onboard Systems Non-Rotating Cargo Hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212, 412

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its non-rotating cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 & 412 aircraft have received certification from Transport Canada. Onboard received FAA certification for these cargo hook kits in December 2015; EASA certification for Europe is still pending…. Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 06-Mar-16

Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has doubled the size of its in-house hydraulics facility, expanding the bandwidth for its Bell 206 and 407 servo repairs, and supporting the addition of its newest service: the overhaul, repair and exchange of Bell 212/412, AS350 and AS355 hydraulics. “With the Bell 206… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 01-Mar-16

Vector to support Eagle Copter PT6T Engines

Vector to support Eagle Copter PT6T Engines

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Eagle Copters Ltd. to provide repair, overhaul, testing, modification, and other services as required on Eagle Copter’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T power sections and combining gearboxes. “We are… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Bell report 2015 production data

Bell report 2015 production data

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces global deliveries as part of its 2015 performance results. In 2015, Bell Helicopter delivered 175 aircraft, a combination of its current production products as follows: 52 x Bell 429 12 x Bell 412 (EP/EPI) 99 x Bell 407 (GX/GXP) 12 x Bell 206L4 Regional deliveries include: 28… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Feb-16

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Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has submitted EASA and FAA STC data packages for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the following helicopter variants, and anticipates final approvals shortly: AS365N series, Bell 212, 412HP, 412EP, 206, 407, Airbus H145 This represents a major investment by Trakka Systems to provide customers with… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 29-Feb-16

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Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2016. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell Helicopter plans to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Feb-16

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Bell delivers 412EP to Government of Uttar Pradesh

Bell delivers 412EP to Government of Uttar Pradesh

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 412EP with STC SR09600RC (Bell 412EPI) to the Government of Uttar Pradesh in India. The aircraft will be used for VIP transportation throughout the region. The Bell Helicopter team delivered the Bell 412EP in early December at the State… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Feb-16

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RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

In an important milestone for RACQ CareFlight Rescue, its Toowoomba-based Bell 412 XCO helicopter today celebrates 24 years of lifesaving service. Affectionately known as “Clive” after well-known philanthropist Clive Berghofer or “Oscar”, the helicopter joined CareFlight’s operational fleet in 2009 as South West Queensland’s dedicated rescue chopper. Since then, Oscar has kept a watchful eye… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 18-Jan-16

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FAA certifies Onboard Systems Non-Rotating hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412

FAA certifies Onboard Systems Non-Rotating hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its non-rotating cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA. Onboard will also submit these systems to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively…. Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 07-Dec-15

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Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

The Punjab government has decided to purchase two new aircraft for VVIP movement, The Express Tribune has learnt. See full story

Source: Tribune, 26-Nov-15

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Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has today announced the US State Dept approval for a Foreign Military Sale of four Bell 412EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million. The Government of Argentina reportedly intends to use these aircraft for search and rescue operations, humanitarian assistance and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-15

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FlightSafety Bell 212/412 Level-D simulator enters service in Dallas

FlightSafety Bell 212/412 Level-D simulator enters service in Dallas

FlightSafety announces the start of training using its new interchangeable Bell Helicopter 212/412EP simulator. The simulator was recently qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. It is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to further enhance and expand our Bell Helicopter training programs in Dallas,” said… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

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Lord Corporation starts Bell 412 spindle exchange program

Lord Corporation starts Bell 412 spindle exchange program

The original component manufacturer and leader in aftermarket support services for elastomeric components and systems – now offers an exchange program for the Bell Helicopter 412 Spindle and Damper Bearing Assembly (Bell part number 412-010-190-105). The Spindle and Damper Bearing Assembly consists of an elastomeric bearing, which is directly bonded to a life limited metallic… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Oct-15

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BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace Fast Fin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AgustaWestland’s AB412 helicopter. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification is imminent, according to Dave Marone, the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Marone also announced the appointment of Agrarflug Helilift as… Read more »

Source: BLR, 06-Oct-15

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Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been awarded a new contract by the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA). Heli-One will complete a 5,000 Flight Hour inspection on two of the agency’s Bell helicopters, followed by a full strip and repaint with defect rectification. The work will be… Read more »

Source: Heli One, 05-Oct-15

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EASA approves Aeronautical Accessories products for Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429

EASA approves Aeronautical Accessories products for Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429. The products include: Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna Kit Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Sep-15

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SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

The SouthCare helicopter has just completed its busiest ever year since it began operating in 1998. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 04-Sep-15

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LORD Institutes Groundbreaking Warranty for Bell 412 Operators

LORD Institutes Groundbreaking Warranty for Bell 412 Operators

LORD Corporation has introduced a new 5-year/2,500-hour service life warranty for Bell Helicopter Model 412 hub elastomeric components. The warranty demonstrates LORD Corporation’s confidence in service life improvements realized through use of its improved SPE IIA elastomer. Comparative endurance tests confirm that the Bell 412 Spindle and Pivot Bearings manufactured with SPE IIA will have significant… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 24-Aug-15

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Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND).  The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base. “We are proud to deliver the final of eight Bell 412EP… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Aug-15

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Able launches two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing

Able launches two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing

Able Aerospace Services has introduced two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing: an FAA approved PMA and the company’s first overhaul and exchange solution for the OEM part. This announcement expands Able’s already broad elastomerics program, including comprehensive alternatives for the Bell 407. “We are a long-standing, one-source elastomerics solution for Bell owners… Read more »

Source: Able, 13-Aug-15

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Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has extended the time between overhauls (TBO) for its TALON® MC Cargo Hook Kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 412 and UH-1 aircraft to six years or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first. Previously, the cargo hook kits… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 11-Aug-15

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LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

FlightSafety has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Bell 412 helicopter. “Our King Air pilots have experienced consistently high quality training and support from FlightSafety for years, so they were our first choice to support us launching the Bell 412 program,” said Officer Kevin Gallagher,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Jul-15

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Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce today that the company has contracted with Chilcott, Inc. to provide flight currency training for the Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya (FAU or Uruguayan Air Force helicopter pilots). The training will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Under the agreement, Erickson pilot instructors will… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 29-Jun-15

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Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Europe to the Czech Police. The helicopter will be used for search and rescue missions and is expected to be delivered by the end of the year. “The BELL 412 EPI is one of the most reliable, rugged… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Jun-15

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Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

LAKE Macquarie Airport will soon become home to a Westpac Rescue Helicopter base. See Full Story

Source: News Castle Star, 23-Jun-15

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Bell 412 helicopter arrives in Chongqing

Bell 412 helicopter arrives in Chongqing

On June 9th, in the aviation industrial park located in Liangjiang New Area’s Longxing Industrial Park, technicians were debugging the American Bell 412 helicopter that just arrived in Chongqing. See Full Story

Source: CQnews, 12-Jun-15

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Transport Canada approves five products from Aeronautical Accessories

Transport Canada approves five products from Aeronautical Accessories

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approved five product offerings that will be distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories TM brand. TCCA’s approval is for multiple kits and accessories for the Bell 407, 412, and 429: FLIR Star Safire Kit, Model 429 External Hoist Kit, Model… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Jun-15

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Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Japan to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency. “The Bell 412 is known around the world for its rugged reliability to perform the toughest of missions, and the new EPI offers improved performance with a state-of-the-art integrated avionics suite… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-May-15

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Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »

Source: Sunset Aviation Service, 30-Apr-15

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Bell delivers 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation

Bell delivers 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of a Bell 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA). The helicopter is the first certified Bell 412 type aircraft to operate in China and will be used for fire-fighting missions. A delivery ceremony was held at Bell Helicopter’s customization and delivery center in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Apr-15

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Wisk Air unveils new $4M helicopter

Wisk Air unveils new $4M helicopter

Wisk Air, of Thunder Bay, unveiled a new $4 million helicopter Friday. The company says is one of only 12 of its kind in Canada. See Full Story

Source: CBCnews, 28-Apr-15

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Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

Update from Snowy Hydro SouthCare Facebook page :- It is with great pleasure that we can announce the new Chief Executive Officer of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter is Cancer support advocate and former award-winning ABC journalist and television presenter Mr Chris Kimball. The high-profile media professional, television commentator, public speaker and fundraiser has… Read more »

Source: Snowy Hydro SouthCare, 30-Mar-15

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Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced the delivery of a Bell 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. The sale and delivery are the first conducted through Bell Helicopter’s new office in Tokyo. A delivery ceremony was held at the customer’s facility near the Fukuoka airport yesterday. “We honor our long-standing relationship… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Mar-15

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INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Magrama) awarded contracts to INAER for four of the five helicopters providing firefighting, surveillance and forest fire coordination services for the 2015 winter-spring season. This service will remain active during the months of March, April and part of May. The aircraft resources for this new contract include… Read more »

Source: INAER, 09-Mar-15

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Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of four Bell 429s configured for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) to the National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract was signed by NOCAD Executive Director Mr. Garvin Heerah… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Mar-15

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BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

Some 850 BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are now operating in 30 nations worldwide, elevating the performance of Bell Medium helicopters and helping a wide range of operators improve mission effectiveness. More than half of all FastFin Systems are operating in North America, followed by Latin America (20 percent) and Asia… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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Bell enhances 412EPI capabilities

Bell enhances 412EPI capabilities

Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it has recently received certification for an improved Category A (CAT A) procedure on the Bell 412EPI from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new CAT A backup procedure provides a significant increase in payload, performance and operational versatility. The alternate backup procedure for the Bell 412EPI provides improved… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-15

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Bell outlines Heli-Expo coverage

Bell outlines Heli-Expo coverage

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, Heli-Expo 2015. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s Heli-Expo will be held March 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-15

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Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

The Netherlands recently announced the retirement of their three Agusta-Bell 412SPs as they transferred the SAR role over to their NH90s.  Just three weeks on and Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert announced that preliminary agreement has been reached to sell the 412s to Peru.  Although no financial numbers have been stated, and no contract yet signed, there’s enough… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jan-15

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Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

The Air Force of Honduras has recently taken delivery of a new Bell 412EP for the Presidential Flight.  It replaces an older 412SP which has been on charge in this role since 1988, and was one of a fleet of ten bought at that time.  It is not clear exactly how many of the original… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jan-15

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Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

As of 1 January 2015, the Defence organisation has taken its characteristic yellow AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters out of service. These helicopters, which flew for Defence Helicopter Command, are to be disposed of. Consequently, 303 Squadron, stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base, will be disbanded in the near future. During the course of 2014, the 3 Defence… Read more »

Source: Ministry of Defence, 15-Jan-15

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Bell Announces Leadership Changes

Bell  Announces Leadership Changes

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today named Matthew J. Hasik executive vice president, Commercial Business. Hasik will lead the combined Commercial Sales and Marketing and Commercial Programs organization. Hasik succeeds Danny Maldonado, a 24-year company veteran who has been selected to be president and CEO of Textron Financial. “We have seen tremendous… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Dec-14

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NSW Police launches new Bell 412EPI as “Polair 5”

NSW Police launches new Bell 412EPI as “Polair 5”

The NSW Police Force has launched two new state-of-the-art additions to the Aviation Support Branch, PolAir 5 and PolAir 7. NSW Police Force Commissioner Andrew Scipione, unveiled the new aircraft at the Aviation Support Branch at Bankstown Airport today (Sunday 30 November 2014). The Commissioner was joined by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General… Read more »

Source: NSW Police Force, 01-Dec-14

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Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

CAE today announced it has signed a series of civil aviation training solutions contracts worth more than C$200 million with airlines and aircraft operators in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East. One of these orders is from Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, who has purchased a… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Oct-14

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Cantabria renews emergency service contract with INAER

Cantabria renews emergency service contract with INAER

Babcock announces that INAER Spain (INAER), part of Avincis,  has been awarded a further four-year £5 million contract to provide helicopter transport for search and rescue operations and other civil defence missions by the local government of Cantabria, Spain. INAER will operate a 24 hour service from Santander Airport using Bell 412 helicopter. The helicopters… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 14-Aug-14

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Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX), (“Héroux-Devtek” or the “Corporation”), a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has renewed an important multi-year contract with Bell Helicopter for the manufacturing of components and assemblies for several helicopter programs. Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will manufacture the main rotor hub and the tail… Read more »

Source: Héroux-Devtek, 18-Jul-14

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Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

Aero Dynamix, Inc. is proud to announce they have been granted another EASA NVG STC. This time the EASA STC is on a Bell 412EP, EASA STC number 10049194. This is the first of two 412EP’s Aero Dynamix will modify for the Faroe Islands operator, Atlantic Airways, which will use the modified aircraft for search… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 19-Jun-14

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Bell starts new MSN number series for 412 EPI

Bell starts new MSN number series for 412 EPI

Bell have started a new series of Manufacturer Serial Numbers for the 412EPI model, with 37001 being the first. Serial numbers used so far for the 412 include the following number ranges by Bell themselves 33001-33213 B412, B412SP 33501-33508 B412 for Saudi Air Force 36001-36672 B412SP and EP models (36672 is latest known MSN, may… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jun-14

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New Commandant at UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

New Commandant at UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

Captain Paul Shawcross Royal Navy handed over command of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury this week to Colonel Julian Facer. Colonel Facer was commissioned into the Army Air Corps (AAC) in 1991 and is an experienced Apache Attack Helicopter pilot. His recently commanded 7 Training Regiment (AAC) at Middle Wallop, where… Read more »

Source: RAF, 29-May-14

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Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval to conduct Bell 412EP/Bell 412EPI B1.3 and B2 Part 147 technical training at the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center. The Australian CASA approval expands the BTA’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-14

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Heli Protection Europe buys Entrol simulator based on Bell 412

Heli Protection Europe buys Entrol simulator based on Bell 412

Heli Protection Europe (HpE) has purchased an entrol H21 FNPT II MCC helicopter simulator, which is based on the Bell 412. This simulator will be installed in Italy and it will be used for a fully new and advanced pilot training process, including studies related to Human Performance and Limitation, Crew Resource Management and the implementation of new procedures…. Read more »

Source: Entrol, 14-Apr-14

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Bell approves Lord for 412 Spindle Bearing Re-bond Repair

Bell approves Lord for 412 Spindle Bearing Re-bond Repair

LORD Corporation now offers re-bond repair for the Bell 412 Spindle Bearing. According to Rodolphe Leroy, manager global sales, Business Development & Marketing, LORD Aerospace Aftermarket, LORD has implemented several changes to help lower direct operating costs (DOCs) for operators, as well as ease the maintenance burden in terms of cost and support. “We have taken… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 02-Apr-14

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Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada has signed a US$105-million contract with the Philippines to supply eight specialized helicopters manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. The contract was negotiated under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Philippines’ Department of National Defense. Prime… Read more »

Source: Canadian Govt, 31-Mar-14

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Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 25-Mar-14

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New Bell 412EPI products receive STC approval

New Bell 412EPI products receive STC approval

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced it has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for three new accessory options for the Bell 412EPI including a Cockpit Voice Flight Data Recorder (CV/FDR), Bell Helicopter Vibration Monitoring system (BHVM) and Helicopter Terrain Awareness System (HTAWS). All three Bell 412EPI STC-approved products are all… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Mar-14

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Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase 196 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Anaheim, CA. The customer signings followed the company’s product unveiling in front of a packed booth full of enthusiastic onlookers (see the video here.) Bell Helicopter for the first time revealed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Mar-14

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Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters to Egypt’s Petroleum Air Services (PAS), both configured and fully equipped to meet oil and gas producers requirements (OGP) recommended by the leading international oil companies working in Egypt. Based in Cairo, PAS specializes in offering oil industry… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-14

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Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC -0.49% has entered into an agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, to supply its LCR-100 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the Bell 412 helicopter through 2017. The LCR-100 and other Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim. Produced by Northrop Grumman… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Feb-14

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Chongqing General Aviation buys two 412s and two 407s

Chongqing General Aviation buys two 412s and two 407s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced the sale of two Bell 412EPI and two Bell 407GX aircraft to Chongqing General Aviation Co., Ltd. The signing marks the first Bell aircraft to be used in China for parapublic missions, including firefighting and search and rescue (SAR). The four aircraft are the first Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Feb-14

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Dart launches 39-inch Extended Height Gear for Bell 412

Dart launches 39-inch Extended Height Gear for Bell 412

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce the introduction of a 39-inch extended height landing gear for the Bell 412 aircraft. Designed specifically for this aircraft, the landing gear will include an exclusive, stainless-steel, aft crosstube that is stronger, more durable, and corrosion-resistant. This unique landing gear was developed to provide additional ground clearance for belly-mounted… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 29-Jan-14

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Bell commercial deliveries 13% up in 2013, profits down 10%

Bell commercial deliveries 13% up in 2013, profits down 10%

As parent company Textron reports it’s fourth quarter numbers, so they release the quarterly report on production volumes at Bell Helicopter.  While military production continues fairly flat (and is predicted to near halve), so they have been compensated by commercial helicopter deliveries up 13% from 188 to 213 units.  This covers Bell 206L3, 212, 407,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-14

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INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412

INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412

INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance has been awarded the air ambulance contract for the Balearic Islands through public tender. The new contract will strengthen INAER’s partnership with IB-Salut, for whom it has provided aerial emergency services since 2000. The contract will last for two years with the… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 22-Jan-14

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Conklin & de Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014

Conklin & de Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014

Conklin & de Decker has released the latest version of LIFE CYCLE COST 2014 Volume I. The most powerful aircraft budgeting and financial analysis tool available, LIFE CYCLE COST (LCC) from Conklin & de Decker, provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 22-Jan-14

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Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

Tiger Tugs announces the introduction of their new model 12.0 helicopter mover.  The new Model 12 can handle helicopters weighing up to 12,000 lbs.  This tug is ideal for handling aircraft like the Bell 212 and 412 safely and easily.  With our unique wireless remote control system you can maneuver your helicopter in tight hangar spaces effortlessly while… Read more »

Source: Tiger Tugs, 20-Jan-14

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INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender. The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension. The helicopters are an Agusta Westland 109 and a Bell 412EP,… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 14-Jan-14

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Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

The Colombian Navy has recently taken delivery of two Bell 412EPs, serialled locally as ARC-225 and ARC-226. These are Bell serial numbers 36639 test flown as N493AH and became ARC-225 with Colombian Navy, and 36640 test flown as N495FB and became ARC-226 with Colombian Navy Finished in a overall naval grey colour, the helicopters feature… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-14

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CFB Trenton team rescue crane operator from fire

CFB Trenton team rescue crane operator from fire

A dramatic rescue unfolded yesterday afternoon in downtown Kingston, Ontario, when a crew from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, located at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, saved a crane operator who was trapped above a massive building fire. Around 2 p.m. on December 17, a fire broke out in a student residence that was under construction… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 19-Dec-13

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Bell face second lawsuit over Sept 2010 NYPD Bell 412 accident

Bell face second lawsuit over Sept 2010 NYPD Bell 412 accident

It has been widely reported in recent days that the City of New York has filed a lawsuit against Bell, effectively requesting them to supply a new helicopter for the one that crashed, which they claim was defective. See story in NY Daily News However, in looking at this situation, you also need to consider… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Dec-13

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New South Wales Police signs for Bell 412EPI

New South Wales Police signs for Bell 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with the New South Wales Police Force for the first Bell 412EPI helicopter to be operated in Australia. Based in Sydney, Australia, the New South Wales Police will take delivery of the new aircraft in late 2014 where it will be used for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Nov-13

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Abu Dhabi Aviation to take delivery of first Bell 412EPI

Abu Dhabi Aviation to take delivery of first Bell 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce the upcoming delivery of the first Bell 412EPI helicopter in the world to Abu Dhabi Aviation for offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The Bell 412 platform has been a vital part of our operations for many years. We chose… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Nov-13

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