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Bell delivers last of six 407GXs to Pennsylvania State Police

Bell delivers last of six 407GXs to Pennsylvania State Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the final delivery of the sixth Bell 407GX to the Pennsylvania (PA) State Police. Announced earlier this year, this marked the 200th purchase agreement made for the Bell 407GX in North America. “Working with the team at Bell Helicopter to secure our new aircraft has… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Nov-14

India – Aviation school museum gets Bell 47G

India – Aviation school museum gets Bell 47G

The Combats Army Aviation Training School (CATS) has received a Bell 47G helicopter from the Punjab government recently as a museum piece. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 20-Nov-14

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Rolls-Royce to deliver first flight test engine for Scotts Bell 47

Rolls-Royce to deliver first flight test engine for Scotts Bell 47

Rolls-Royce has signed a multi-engine order with Scott’s – Bell 47 and will deliver the first RR300 engine this summer for installation in a flight test aircraft. Scott’s – Bell 47 already has orders for 38 of its new 47GT-6 helicopters with first deliveries scheduled in 2016, and expects to produce more than 30 aircraft per… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 26-Feb-14

Scotts Bell 47GT-6 offered with Sagem Avionics ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit

Scotts Bell 47GT-6 offered with Sagem Avionics ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) has selected the Sagem Avionics ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite as part of the standard avionics/instrument package for their new 47GT-6 helicopter. The ICDS 8A Primary Flight Display & Engine Monitoring System increases situational awareness through customizable engine displays with intuitive LED interfaces. It incorporates many features including a fully… Read more »

Source: Scott's - Bell 47, 07-Feb-14

Scotts Bell 47GT6 to feature FDC/aerofilter Inlet Barrier Filters

Scotts Bell 47GT6 to feature FDC/aerofilter Inlet Barrier Filters

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) have made agreement with FDC/aerofilter to be their supplier of Inlet Barrier Filters for their new, Rolls Royce RR300 turbine-powered, 47GT-6 helicopters. Launched earlier this year and forecast for 1st delivery mid-2016, the 47GT-6 will include the Inlet Barrier Filter as standard equipment. “We are very pleased to be… Read more »

Source: Scott's - Bell 47, 22-Dec-13

Scotts Bell 47 ensures long term supply of Lycoming VO-435 pistons

Scotts Bell 47 ensures long term supply of Lycoming VO-435 pistons

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today that they have made an agreement with Lycoming Engines that will ensure supply of Lycoming VO-435 Engine “Hi-Dome” Pistons for at least the next 10 years. SB47 will become the sole distributor for factory-new, OEM-approved pistons, Lycoming part number 76172 used on the VO-435 engine, which is… Read more »

Source: Scotts Bell 47, 10-Dec-13

Scotts Bell 47 far exceed their 2013 sales targets for turbine 4GT-6 helicopter

Scotts Bell 47 far exceed their 2013 sales targets for turbine 4GT-6 helicopter

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today they have far exceeded their 2013 sales targets for the 4GT-6 helicopter, having taken deposits for 38 aircraft. The 47GT-6 helicopter was announced earlier this year at Heli Expo in Las Vegas; a Rolls Royce RR300 turbine powered model 47, forecast for first delivery in July 2016…. Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 06-Dec-13

Scotts launches RR300 turbine powered 47GT-6

Scotts launches RR300 turbine powered 47GT-6

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) became the talk of Heli Expo 2013 today with their announcement that they will return the Model 47 to production as a new turbine powered helicopter with the Rolls Royce RR300 engine. The model will be named the 47GT-6. This historic announcement was made today at 12:30PM on day… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 06-Mar-13

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Change of leadership at Scott’s – Bell 47

Change of leadership at Scott’s – Bell 47

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today a change of leadership related to the successful completion of their start-up phase, after acquisition of the Bell 47 Type Certificates in 2010. Chris Meyer, formerly of Northwest Airlines Corp, has been appointed General Manager of SB47, and Neil Marshall is departing from his full time role… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 24-Feb-13

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RR300 engine in Bell 47s possible as Rolls-Royce explores feasibility with Scott’s Bell 47

RR300 engine in Bell 47s possible as Rolls-Royce explores feasibility with Scott’s Bell 47

Rolls-Royce Corporation & Scott’s – Bell 47 Inc. (SB47) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the application of its RR300 engine to the Model 47 multipurpose light helicopter. The RR300 engine embodies new technology and advanced design methodology. The engine draws on the proven record of other Rolls-Royce turbine… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 11-Oct-12

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Heli-Expo HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display detailed

Heli-Expo HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display detailed

The HELI-EXPO 2012 exhibit floor will feature the inaugural HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display at static display #30 in Hall A of the Dallas Convention Center. The Helicopter Foundation International has secured the loan of these historic aircraft from several Texas museums, including the Cold War Museum in Lexington, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, and the Collings Foundation in Houston…. Read more »

Source: HFI, 02-Feb-12

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Scott’s Bell 47 to launch Model 47 upgrade program at Heli-Expo

Scott’s Bell 47 to launch Model 47 upgrade program at Heli-Expo

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) today announced their intentions to launch a Model 47 Upgrade Program at Heli-Expo in Dallas on February 12. This program gives customers the choice to have their existing Model 47 upgraded or to purchase a refurbished/upgraded 47G-2A configuration (narrow body) or 47G-2A-1 (wide body) configuration helicopter direct from the… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 01-Feb-12

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Scott’s Bell 47 develops composite main blades for model 47 fleet

Scott’s Bell 47 develops composite main blades for model 47 fleet

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) today announced that they have contracted with IAC Ltd. to develop new composite main rotor blades for the model 47 fleet. IAC is an internationally recognized main and tail rotor blade repair & overhaul service provider in Fort Worth, Texas with FAA certifications to inspect & repair all major… Read more »

Source: Scott’s Bell 47, 26-Jan-12

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SB47 at NAAA with refurbished 47G-2A

SB47 at NAAA with refurbished 47G-2A

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. will be exhibiting a refurbished 47G-2A at the NAAA (National Agricultural Aviation Association) Convention Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada Dec 6-7. This helicopter, operated by sister company Scott’s Helicopter Services, Inc., is an example of the quality of refurbishment that SB47 hopes to offer to the marketplace in the… Read more »

Source: Scotts Bell 47, 02-Dec-11

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Scott’s Bell 47 improves seats and interiors with Oregon Aero

Scott’s Bell 47 improves seats and interiors with Oregon Aero

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc., is excited to announce an agreement with Oregon Aero, Inc. to development an improved Seat System and modern Interior solutions for the model 47 fleet. Oregon Aero, Inc. is a leader in engineering, testing, certifying and manufacturing advanced seating & interior systems for aircraft and other applications. The company has… Read more »

Source: Scott's Bell 47, 17-Nov-11

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New instrument panel for Bell 47

New instrument panel for Bell 47

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc., is excited to announce an agreement with Instrument Specialties Co., Inc. (INSCO) to design & build new Instrument Panel Assemblies for the model 47 helicopter. INSCO will partner with AeroPanel Corporation & Geneva Aviation to provide a turnkey solution for a modern cockpit interface to be made available for upgrade… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 21-Oct-11

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Scott’s Bell 47 appoints Director of Customer Support & Services

Scott’s Bell 47 appoints Director of Customer Support & Services

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc., is excited to announce the addition of a new member to their leadership team, Mr. Don Maguire, as Director of Customer Support & Services effective immediately. Don brings extensive experience in the aerospace business, including over 30 years of rotorcraft experience. Don started his career in helicopter maintenance with a… Read more »

Source: Scott’s Bell 47, 01-Sep-11

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Scott’s drops prices on Bell 47 blades

Scott’s drops prices on Bell 47 blades

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47), OEM for the Model 47 helicopter, today announced a reduction of their Main Rotor Blade spares pricing to $45,000 per blade, -13 & -21, and $45,500 for the -23. This reduction is driven by the customer survey responses received over the past 6 months and is afforded by their… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 23-Aug-11

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Scott’s Bell 47, Inc. opens new facility

Scott’s Bell 47, Inc. opens new facility

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47), newly established OEM for the Model 47 helicopter, today confirmed their move into a new facility sized for their expanding team of employees. The 8,000 sq ft facility was upgraded in March/April to accommodate an expanded design, supply chain & quality assurance team and with an eye to their… Read more »

Source: Scott’s Bell 47, 27-Apr-11

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New OEM Scott’s Bell 47 announces plans for the future

New OEM Scott’s Bell 47 announces plans for the future

Scott’s – Bell 47 Inc. (SB47) has provided an update to the marketplace on their progress as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of the Model 47 helicopter and also announced their plans for HELI-EXPO 2011, March 5-8, in Orlando, Fla. “Ensuring good supply of quality, affordable spare parts to the existing Model 47 fleet has to… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47 Inc, 12-Feb-11

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Fog may have led to Bell 47G5 crash outside Salinas

Fog may have led to Bell 47G5 crash outside Salinas

Refers to this accident – 03-Sep-10 N4427F Bell 47G5 Salinas, US-California

Source: The Californian, 07-Sep-10

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Restored AB47G put on display in Italy

Restored AB47G put on display in Italy

Agusta-Bell AB-47G registered I-ASFD, which has been completely restored by some voluntary members, was put on display on Sunday July 4 at Samarate (file photo)

06-Jul-10

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Helicopter Crash Surviver Can Sue Manufacturer

Helicopter Crash Surviver Can Sue Manufacturer

A woman who survived a helicopter crash can seek damages from its manufacturer based on defects in the maintenance manual (last updated 1975), a California appeals court ruled.

Source: Courthouse News Service, 09-Jun-10

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Certificate transfer boosts support of Model 47

Certificate transfer boosts support of Model 47

Bell Helicopter today recognized Scott’s Helicopter Services in a formal ceremony to initiate the transfer of ownership of the Model 47 type certificates. “We are continuously looking for ways to improve support, increase capabilities and lower operating cost of our legacy aircraft,” said Danny Maldonado, senior vice president Customer Support and chief services officer at… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Feb-10

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Abandoned helicopter finds new home in Malaga museum

After arriving at Cordoba airport on 19 June 2001, this Bell 47 was never claimed by its owner despite public appeals.

10-Feb-10

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Bell Transfer Type 47 Certificate to Scott’s Helicopter

Bell Transfer Type 47 Certificate to Scott’s Helicopter

Beginning in the first quarter of 2010 all aspects of commercial spares support, technical support and continued airworthiness for the FAA type certificated Bell 47 helicopter (H-1, 2H1 and 2H3) will become the responsibility of Scott’s Helicopters, a Bell-approved Customer Service Facility (CSF) located in Le Sueur, Minn.

Source: Bell, 17-Dec-09

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FAA investigating whether helicopter at football game broke regulations

FAA investigating whether helicopter at football game broke regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether an area helicopter company violated federal regulations by circling around the Baylor University-University of Texas football game Nov. 14 at Floyd Casey Stadium. Brazos Helicopters was operating a Bell 47J

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald, 08-Dec-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Heli-Verdon Bell 47J

Source: Airliners.net, 03-Jun-09

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