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Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

Analysis of Bell’s delivery data from the quarterly financial statements of parent company Textron show a marked 35% drop in commercial helicopter deliveries in 2016 with 114 units compared to 175 in 2015.  It is important to look at a further level of detail in these numbers, as Bell clearly make a wide range of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-17

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

Heli Charter, based at Manston UK, have recently relinquished the title of Customer Service Facility for Bell Helicopter.  While we are not clear what prompted this move, or which party instigated the change, Bell have confirmed to HeliHub.com that  “While Heli Charter is no longer a Bell authorized customer service facility, we continue to maintain… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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Bell and TRU Simulation prepare to open in Spain

Bell and TRU Simulation prepare to open in Spain

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, today announced new updates in their continued progress with their training center in Valencia, Spain – continuing to meet commitments to bring a regional training solution to Europe. The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) – Valencia, Powered by TRU Simulation + Training is designed… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 17-Oct-16

Helitech 2016: Bell very serious about European expansion plans

Helitech 2016: Bell very serious about European expansion plans

I met up with Jakub Hoda at Helitech, the Managing Director for Bell in Europe and Asia. Jakub is the one in the middle in the photograph at the Bell stand, accompanied by his Customer Support colleagues from the USA (Ray Lamas and Michael Reagan).  The immediate thing that strikes you during the meeting is… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 13-Oct-16

Gyronimo create customised app for Swedish Police

Gyronimo create customised app for Swedish Police

Gyronimo LLC recently completed the development of a customized weight & balance and performance iPad application for a new fleet of seven Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopters for the Swedish National Police. This fleet, received in the winter of 2015/2016, is being used by law enforcement for search and rescue, including mountain rescue, and is now… Read more »

Source: Gyronimo, 05-Oct-16

Bell takes 429, 407GX and 525 mockup to Monaco Yacht Show

Bell takes 429, 407GX and 525 mockup to Monaco Yacht Show

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will debut its much anticipated Bell 525 Relentless at the 26th annual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), September 28 through October 1. As the only helicopter company on the ground at the show, Bell Helicopter will also display the Bell 429 and the Bell 407GX, both part of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Sep-16

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell announced its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 30 through September 1 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil. Leadership from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available in chalet 5112 to discuss their state-of-the-art product lineup,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Aug-16

EASA approves Bell 429 Bear Paw from Alpine Aerotech

EASA approves Bell 429 Bear Paw from Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech announced that it has officially secured European Aviation Safety Agency approval for its robust Bell 429 Bear Paw Kit, previously approved by Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration. Alpine Aerotech has incorporated several intelligent design features, which ultimately reduce installation time and enhance overall aircraft performance. Including an innovative clamping system, the… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 17-Aug-16

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Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

AEM has been selected to provide its new generation loudspeaker systems to Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd for two B429 helicopters purchased by the Indonesian National Police. The aircraft were signed for at the 2016 Singapore Airshow during a formal signing ceremony. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support law enforcement activities… Read more »

Source: AEM, 31-Jul-16

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Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that HALO-Flight, a helicopter emergency medical service (EMS) in Texas, has signed their Bell 429 for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) – the second U.S. based EMS customer to sign for the new service solution. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide customers with comprehensive coverage… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Jul-16

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RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

This latest Customer Service Facility agreement reconfirms RUAG Aviation’s participation in the Bell global network and marks an important milestone for the aviation company. “Becoming an Authorised Customer Service Facility is an important step towards strengthening our helicopter service portfolio in Europe. We look forward to continue working closely with Bell and supporting our European… Read more »

Source: Ruag, 14-Jul-16

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Heli Charter to display new 407 GXP at Heli UK Expo and Farnborough

Heli Charter to display new 407 GXP at Heli UK Expo and Farnborough

Organisers of Heli UK Expo have confirmed that Heli Charter will be displaying the new Bell 407GXP which they are delivering to Topflight Aviation at the event at Sywell, UK from 30th June to 2nd July.  Gary Slater of Heli Charter confirmed to HeliHub.com that this will be accompanied by the blue Bell 505 mockup,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-16

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Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

Mercy Flight Western New York have this week opened a new facility in Springville, behind the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony was completed on Monday afternoon.  The 3,600-square-foot hangar and Mercy EMS base is expected to improve response times by allowing the nonprofit organization to position its aircraft and crews closer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-May-16

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Mecaer announces US launch customer for 429 MAGnificent interior

Mecaer announces US launch customer for 429 MAGnificent interior

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today it has signed with a United States based customer to take delivery of a Bell 429 MAGnificent interior. The signing is the first for a North American operator under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight rules. The announcement follows a recent validation with the FAA. The luxury interior for… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 26-May-16

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Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company is delighted to announce the delivery and entry into service of the Swedish National Police’s seven Bell 429 helicopters. The fleet is being used for law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, across Sweden. “This is now the largest Bell 429 fleet in operation in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-May-16

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Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today it has signed an agreement with CJW Aviation and Mr. Carlos Jorge. CJW will represent MAG’s Cabin Comfort System division in Brazil. The agreement between the two organizations outlines an arrangement in which CJW will represent MAG for helicopter interiors in various configurations – oil and gas, utility,… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 03-May-16

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Bell takes 429 with Mecaer interior on tour of South America

Bell takes 429 with Mecaer interior on tour of South America

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces plans to showcase the performance capabilities and luxury interior of the Bell 429 MAGnificent through a series of customer demo flights in South America. Bell Helicopter last demonstrated the Bell 429’s capability in a five-month demo tour in 2014, and customers continue to respond. To date,… Read more »

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Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that Heli Charter UK will be its Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) launch customer for the European region – choosing the support solution on their existing Bell 429. The company additionally secured an order for a 407GXP through Heli Charter UK, for a private customer. Heli… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Apr-16

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Chihuahua State Government takes delivery of Bell 429

Chihuahua State Government takes delivery of Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua. “The performance capabilities that the Bell 429 offers, combined with a high level of comfort and flexibility, continue to be a… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Mar-16

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Canadian Coast Guard accepts last of 15 Bell 429s

Canadian Coast Guard accepts last of 15 Bell 429s

The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and Jody Thomas, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, accepted today the last new light-lift helicopter into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. After being awarded a contract in May 2014, Bell… Read more »

Source: Canadian Coast Guard, 15-Mar-16

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JSSI Launches Parts-Only Programs For AW139 and Bell 429

JSSI Launches Parts-Only Programs For AW139 and Bell 429

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced its Parts-Only Program is now available for the Finmeccanica (formerly AgustaWestland) AW139 and the Bell 429. “Last year we introduced the Parts-Only Program for the AS350 market and we are now excited to expand this offering… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 04-Mar-16

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Bell delivers first 429 with Mecaer Interior to Russia

Bell delivers first 429 with Mecaer Interior to Russia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 429 to a Russian customer outfitted with the MAGnificent luxury cabin interior created by Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG). “We have been anticipating this milestone for quite some time and are very excited to deliver this luxurious aircraft to one of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Mar-16

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Heliwork Services adds Bell 429 approval in UK

Heliwork Services adds Bell 429 approval in UK

Heliwork Services Ltd, located in the United Kingdom, has added Bell 429 aircraft maintenance capability to their Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility. “Authorizing Heliwork Services to perform 429 field maintenance capabilities reinforces our commitment to enhancing the regional support customers need to continue their operations,” said Jakub Hoda, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of Europe…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-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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Spectrum Aeromed to showcases Bell 429 system at Heli-Expo 2015

Spectrum Aeromed to showcases Bell 429 system at Heli-Expo 2015

Spectrum Aeromed announced today that the company is celebrating their 25th year in business and will showcase new medical equipment designed for the Bell 429 Helicopter at the Helicopter Association International HELI EXPO convention in Louisville, Kentucky from March 1-3, in booth 4745. “We started this year celebrating with our employees the accomplishments that have… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 24-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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Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s for delivery to the Indonesian National Police. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support the law enforcement activities and will contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and security of the region. The aircraft were signed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Feb-16

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Bell 429 wins flight calibration role in Indonesia

Bell 429 wins flight calibration role in Indonesia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signed a contract with PT. Carpediem Mandiri for the supply of two Bell 429s to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The aircraft will be used for flight calibration operations throughout the region, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument Landing and Departing… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Feb-16

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Whitesky Aviation signs Bell Parts Service Plan

Whitesky Aviation signs Bell Parts Service Plan

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and PT Whitesky Aviation today signed an agreement for a new aftermarket parts service plan. PT Whitesky Aviation, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a progressively emerging aviation company, specialized in non scheduled (charter) flight. The company operates a fleet of six Bell Helicopter aircraft, including three Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Feb-16

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Outline permission granted for new Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ

Outline permission granted for new Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ

AN Outline Planning Application to build a new home for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has been granted by Wiltshire Council. The new home, on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, will bring together WAA’s helicopter, aircrew and charity team onto one site for the first time. The Outline Planning Application received no objections. The… Read more »

Source: WAA, 17-Feb-16

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United Rotorcraft Delivers Bell 429 to University of North Carolina

United Rotorcraft Delivers Bell 429 to University of North Carolina

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced they delivered the first of two Bell 429 emergency medical helicopters equipped with a next generation EMS interior for the University of North Carolina (UNC).   The first completed aircraft was delivered from United Rotorcraft’s facility in Englewood, Colorado where the aircraft completion took place. The supplemental type certification… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 19-Jan-16

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance completes first year with its Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance completes first year with its Bell 429

Britain’s Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has marked the completion of its first year operating as a stand-alone service, which has seen a 10.4% increase in missions.  The WAA helicopter was called out to 537 incidents between 9th January 2015 and 8th January 2016, up from a total of 486 in calendar year 2014.  Prior to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-16

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance raises call-out volumes

Wiltshire Air Ambulance raises call-out volumes

There has been an increase in the number of calls-outs by Wiltshire Air Ambulance in the last year following the introduction of a new helicopter.See full story.

Source: Swindon Advertiser, 07-Jan-16

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance submits outline plans for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance submits outline plans for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) is progressing its plans to move onto a single base from where both helicopter operations and all charity functions can be run.  WAA has confirmed they have  submitted an Outline Planning Application to Wiltshire Council for its proposals at a 12.6 acre (5.1 hectare) site on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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Bell prepares to fly 300th 429

Bell prepares to fly 300th 429

Bell has reached a point at the factory in Mirabel, Canada, that it has now registered the 300th 429.  This likely means the aircraft is close to manufacture completion and start on the flight test phase. Serial #57300 will carry the local test registration C-FLZC.  There is no indication at this stage which customer has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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Bell sign two customers at NBAA 2015

Bell sign two customers at NBAA 2015

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it secured commitments from two customers for a Bell 429 and Bell 407GX in corporate configuration while at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. The Bell 429 will be operated by the Palmaz family for personal use throughout… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Nov-15

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Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

Alpine Aerotech proudly introduces the new Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft, constructed from high-quality impact, wear and heat resistant material to protect the cabin and cargo floor from damage. Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft are very light, easy to install and maintain. The… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 16-Nov-15

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Titan Aviation Selects P&WC ESP® Program for customer Bell 429

Titan Aviation Selects P&WC ESP® Program for customer Bell 429

Dubai-based aircraft management company Titan Aviation Group has signed an Eagle Service Plan (ESP® Program) agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) on behalf of a private company which owns a new Bell 429 helicopter. The ESP® Program is an optional pay-per-hour engine maintenance plan designed for corporate and general aviation operators of select… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 15-Nov-15

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Bell takes 407, 429, 505 and 525 to Dubai

Bell takes 407, 429, 505 and 525 to Dubai

Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, Textron Aviation Inc. and Textron Systems, all businesses of Textron Inc.  (NYSE: TXT), have announced their plans for the fourteenth Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 8 -12. Subject matter experts from each business will be available at chalet #A43-45 to discuss a broad range of aerospace and defense capabilities. “As one of the… Read more »

Source: Textron, 06-Nov-15

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Aeronautical Accessories adds New Special Ops Platform/Step

Aeronautical Accessories adds New Special Ops Platform/Step

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Special Ops Platform/Step to its product line for the Bell 429 aircraft. This new convenience accessory received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA in September. The Special Ops Platform/Step is a lightweight, all-aluminum… Read more »

Source: Aeronautical Accessories, 27-Oct-15

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CareFlite orders second Bell 429

CareFlite orders second Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a purchase agreement with CareFlite for its second Bell 429. CareFlite, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation based in Dallas Fort Worth, provides air and ground ambulance service from its bases across North Texas. The aircraft will be outfitted to perform Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Oct-15

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This is why every Bell 429 image has a legal notice

This is why every Bell 429 image has a legal notice

The eagle-eyed among  you will have noticed that every Bell image of a Bell 429 with skids has a legal notice across the bottom of it, saying “Le Bell 429 est seulement disponible avec train d’atterrissage à roues en France” (example image) This literally translates as “The Bell 429 is only available with wheeled undercarriage… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-15

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Canada approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Canada approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior for the Bell 429 with Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in May of 2015. Since then, MAG has applied for various validations around the globe.  These certifications were initially… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 24-Sep-15

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Mexico approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mexico approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has successfully validated the Bell 429 VVIP interior with the national civil aviation authority of Brazil, Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC). The VVIP luxury interior branded the “MAGnificent” by Italy-based MAG achieved the original Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Sep-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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Brazil approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Brazil approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announcedit has successfully validated their VVIP Bell 429 helicopter interior with the Agencia Nacional De Aviacao Civil (ANAC). MAG achieved the original Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with EASA earlier this year and continues to validate with agencies around the world.  Brazil is the first of six (6) international validations applied for… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation, 04-Sep-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

PRE-hospital blood transfusions can now be given to patients treated by Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Critical Care Paramedics. On August 17 2015 Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) began carrying blood on the helicopter and rapid response vehicle, which will benefit seriously ill and injured patients in need of emergency blood transfusion. The charity has teamed up with… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 03-Sep-15

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Mexican operator Servicios Aereos Across adds Bell 429

Mexican operator Servicios Aereos Across adds Bell 429

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the recent delivery of the Bell 429 to Servicios Aereos Across, an aircraft charter service based in Toluca, Mexico. The customer currently operates a Bell 407GX, multiple Cessna aircraft and will now add the Bell 429 to their fleet. “The Bell 429 continues to be in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Sep-15

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Slovak Police take delivery of first Bell 429

Slovak Police take delivery of first Bell 429

The Slovak Police have held an acceptance ceremony to announce the arrival of their first Bell 429 helicopter at Bratislava Airport on Monday 17th August.  Fitted with a hoist and spotlight externally, the helicopter is in a dark green and whilte scheme Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák led the event.  A second example is due before… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Aug-15

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Public consultation held for proposed new Wiltshire Air Ambulance base

Public consultation held for proposed new Wiltshire Air Ambulance base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) held a public consultation event yesterday (Wednesday August 12th) for local residents and businesses to find out about its proposed new home to base the charity’s helicopter, aircrew and office staff. The charity has been searching for a site for its new home for over a year and its preferred location… Read more »

Source: WAA, 14-Aug-15

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Bell detail LABACE 2015 line-up

Bell detail LABACE 2015 line-up

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 12th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 11-13 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil. Subject matter experts from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available in chalet… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Aug-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals preferred site for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals preferred site for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance may have found a new base in the county after a year-long search. See Full Story.  

Source: Gazette & Herald, 06-Aug-15

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Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the final delivery of the fourth Bell 429 to the New York Police Department (NYPD). Bell Helicopter and NYPD commemorated the final delivery today at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo in Houston, Texas where the NYPD’s new Bell 429 was on display in the Textron… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 17-Jul-15

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Aeronautical Accessories Brand Adds New Product Offerings to Lineup

Aeronautical Accessories Brand Adds New Product Offerings to Lineup

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand is now a distributor of several new offerings, including the new Bell 407GX Electronic Standby Attitude Indicator Installation kit, a Rappel Mount and Cargo Deployment  kit and a newly developed Bell 429 Baggage Door Hold Open kit. Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Jul-15

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Two Bear Air perform 2,200th hoist operation

Two Bear Air perform 2,200th hoist operation

The crew with Two Bear Air search and rescue completed a milestone recently with its 2,200th hoist operation, an achievement the team carried out over the past 18 months through a combination of rescue missions and training exercises.See Full Story.

Source: Flathead Beacon, 09-Jul-15

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Textron details Bell involvement at Paris Air Show

Textron details Bell involvement at Paris Air Show

Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Systems, Textron AirLand, and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today their joint presence during the International Paris Air Show, June 15-18, at Le Bourget Parc des Expositions. “The Paris Air Show is one of the world’s great venues for aviation and defense… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Jun-15

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Bell 429 and Bell 505 to take centre stage at EFA Prague

Bell 429 and Bell 505 to take centre stage at EFA Prague

The Bell 429 with the VVIP luxury “MAGnificent” interior and the Bell 505 mock-up will be on display at EFA Prague The Bell 429 is one of the most advanced light twin helicopters ever developed, offering a fully integrated glass cockpit with advanced drive system and best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability. Additional safety features… Read more »

Source: EFA, 08-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 sells first 429 with Mecaer interior

Bell sells first 429 with Mecaer interior

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces it has sold the first Bell 429 in Russia outfitted with the Bell 429 MAGnificent luxury cabin interior created by Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG). “We really wanted to give our customers a space that caters to their needs, and combine it with the Bell 429’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-15

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Mecaer Aviation Group Achieves STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent

Mecaer Aviation Group Achieves STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has been awarded the highly anticipated EASA STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent luxury interior. MAG achieved the STC for the MAGnificent ahead of schedule and installation was completed on time in the very first Bell 429 at the Bell Helicopter Prague facility.  The Bell 429 Demonstrator will be… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 19-May-15

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Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

Revue Thommen AG is pleased to announce the selection of the HSL-1600 searchlight system by The Swedish National Police. The Bell 429 fleet of seven new aircraft, will feature the Thommen searchlight system fully integrated into the aircraft camera and mapping systems, for full optimization of the HSL-1600 feature set. This is a joint program… Read more »

Source: Revue Thommen, 11-May-15

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Bell reports ABACE 2015 sales of four 505s and one 407GXP

Bell reports ABACE 2015 sales of four 505s and one 407GXP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc., (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to grow its presence in China with the announcement of letters of intent to purchase five aircraft during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held April 14-16. “We were proud to be a major rotorcraft attraction at ABACE. While at the show, we met… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-15

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United Rotorcraft Receives Bell 429 Completion Contract

United Rotorcraft Receives Bell 429 Completion Contract

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced it received an order to configure two Bell 429 helicopters with custom Emergency Medical Services (EMS) interior for the Carolina Air Care program.   Both aircraft are scheduled to be completed at United Rotorcraft’s facility in Englewood, Colo. “United Rotorcraft is both excited and humbled to be part of… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 17-Apr-15

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Bell to display 505 and 429 at Aero Friedrichshafen

Bell to display 505 and 429 at Aero Friedrichshafen

Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc., businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announce their joint participation this week at the global general aviation tradeshow, AERO Friedrichshafen, from April 15-18 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Subject matter experts from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth A3-127 to discuss a broad range of commercial and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Apr-15

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Operator Proflie – Fairfax Police and their Bell 429s

Operator Proflie – Fairfax Police and their Bell 429s

Members of the Sully District Police Station’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recently toured Fairfax County’s heliport, got to speak with a pilot and saw the Fairfax One helicopter up close. See Full Story

Source: Connection Newspaper, 08-Apr-15

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Bell appoints Regional Sales Manager for US Midwest

Bell appoints Regional Sales Manager for US Midwest

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a new member to the Bell Helicopter North American sales team. Effective immediately, Tom Moyer will assume the role of Regional Sales Manager in North America, responsible for marketing and sales activities in the Midwest region. Tom began his career at Bell Helicopter in 2013… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Apr-15

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Able Begins Distribution Of New Bell 407/429 Calipers & Disc Pmas

Able Begins Distribution Of New Bell 407/429 Calipers & Disc Pmas

Able Aerospace, Inc. has announced the FAA approval and official availability of the following new Bell 407/429 PMA offerings, thanks to an exclusive distribution agreement with Northwest Dynamics, Inc. (NDI): • 407 Caliper Assembly (427-340-352-113/NDI: B0244-1) • 429 Caliper Assembly (427-340-352-111 and -112/NDI: B0238-1 and -2) • 429 Brake Disc (206-340-301-105/NDI: D0143-3) • 407 Caliper/Overhaul… Read more »

Source: ABLE, 27-Mar-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Saving Lives For 25 Years

Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Saving Lives For 25 Years

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) hosted a special get together of patients it has airlifted since it started operating on March 15 1990. The service has saved countless lives during its 25 years and has carried out almost 15,000 missions. To mark the service’s Silver Jubilee the charity invited past patients to visit the helicopter’s base… Read more »

Source: WAA, 20-Mar-15

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Mexico – Bell Announces Plans for 2015 AeroExpo

Mexico – Bell Announces Plans for 2015 AeroExpo

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced its show plans for the 12th edition of the International Aviation Tradeshow and Convention, 2015 AeroExpo in Toluca, Mexico, March 19-21. The company will showcase the Bell 407GX and the Bell 429. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X full-size aircraft mockup will also be displayed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Mar-15

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Bell Receives Successful Customer Response at Heli-Expo 2015

Bell Receives Successful Customer Response at Heli-Expo 2015

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase nearly 300 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Orlando, FL. The customer signing ceremonies followed some of the company’s largest commercial orders in its history, including the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPS to Air Methods Corporation and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Mar-15

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Avpro sales at HAI Heli-Expo 2015

Avpro sales at  HAI Heli-Expo 2015

Avpro announced several deals during the HAI Heli-Expo (March 2-5, 2015) in Orlando, Florida. Day one: Avpro reached an agreement to sell a Year 2009 Bell 429 s/n 57056 to an undisclosed buyer on behalf of its client SAEREOS, Bell Helicopter distributor in Ecuador. Day two: Avpro acting on behalf of its client, Kocoglu Group,… Read more »

Source: AVPRO, 16-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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Installation Begins on the First Bell 429 with Mecaer Interior

Installation Begins on the First Bell 429 with Mecaer Interior

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at Heli-Expo the company’s Prague facility has begun installation on the first Bell 429 to be outfitted with Mecaer Aviation Group’s (MAG) VVIP luxury interior branded the “MAGnificent”. For pictures of Mecaer’s Bell 429 interior, please visit this link. “We teamed up with MAG and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Mar-15

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Helinet Selected by Swedish National Police to Implement Airborne Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Solution

Helinet Selected by Swedish National Police to Implement Airborne Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Solution

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Swedish National Police (SNP) to deploy a comprehensive, country-wide airborne law enforcement solution.  This will include a customized mission suite for the agency’s seven, newly acquired Bell 429 helicopters as well as the… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 03-Mar-15

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Kuwait to operate first EMS Bell 429s in Middle East

Kuwait to operate first EMS Bell 429s in Middle East

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Ministry of Health in Kuwait will be operating the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the Middle East. The purchase agreement for the aircraft was announced at the end of last year, and is a milestone win for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-15

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