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FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial training for the Airbus Helicopters H135, Bell 212, and Bell 412EP using Level D qualified simulators. FlightSafety also introduces an NVG eLearning recurrent course. “The ongoing expansion of our NVG training for helicopter pilots demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing the highest quality… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Mar-17

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

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Long Standing Bell Customer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Long Standing Bell Customer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

We had the honor of celebrating the 50th anniversary of our long-time customer FAASA. FAASA has been a Bell Helicopter customer since the early 1980s operating a fleet comprised of a variety of Bell helicopters. The current fleet conducts a variety of missions including, aerial work, external loading, fire fighting, passenger transport and medical evacuation…. Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 19-Dec-16

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

Western Australia’s RAC Rescue notched up its 5,000th mission this week, with the service playing a pivotal role over the past 13 years to provide life-saving medical treatment. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Gary Gifford said one of the most common tasks RAC Rescue has attended over the years is road… Read more »

Source: DFES, 18-Oct-16

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and its Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF), Agrarflug Helilift, announce today that Agrarflug Helilift is in the process of obtaining an expanded capability to support medium tailbooms for the Bell 212 and 412 aircraft– continuing to strengthen aircraft support for European customers. As a Bell Helicopter Authorized CSF,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Oct-16

Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is proud to formally announce that the first Bell 412EPI in Japan delivered first quarter 2016 to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency has entered into service. Aomori Prefecture was also the first customer to receive a Bell 412EP in Japan at the start of its… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Oct-16

Able Aerospace adds Agusta-Bell 412 to capabilities

Able Aerospace adds Agusta-Bell 412 to capabilities

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of Agusta Bell 412 component repairs and overhauls to its broad menu of rotor wing MRO capabilities. The announcement expands Able’s trademark cost savings and repair benefits to the Agusta-branded 412 platform, which is located largely in Europe and South America. “Able… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 11-Oct-16

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

An air ambulance service was inaugurated earlier this morning at Xewkija Heliport in Gozo. This inauguration follows the initiation of works at Gozo General Hospital a few weeks ago as part of a multimillion project to overhaul the health services in Gozo, including the rebuilding of the hospital. The helicopter forms part of Vitals Global… Read more »

Source: Maltese Government, 19-Aug-16

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Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

Bell announced today that its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added the Crew Mobility Restraint Kit as part of its product line-up for Bell 412 and the Bell 412EP aircraft. The new kit recently received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA. The Crew Mobility Restraint Kit is a safety feature for law enforcement and search… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jul-16

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Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

Bell announced the successful demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI in Vietnam. The demo was organized with the support of the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) at Gia Lam airport in Hanoi. “Bell Helicopter continues to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market, and we see potential for our modern, multi-mission capable aircraft in this region,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jul-16

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FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer Part 142 approved Night Vision Goggle training using Level D qualified simulators in Dallas. The courses provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises. The FAA-approved course for the Airbus Helicopters H135… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Jul-16

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Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Following its recent demonstration flights in Nepal, Bell have taken the 412EPI to the Royal Thai Army’s Aviation Day held June 14 at Sa Phan Nak Aero, Royal Thai Army Aviation Centre at Lopburi. They took the opportunity to present the aircraft to visitors at the event. “The Bell 412EPI continues to attract customers worldwide… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-16

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Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

The mountainous kingdom of Nepal is well known for Mount Everest, but last year became the focus point of a significant relief effort after a massive earthquake.  After that natural disaster, the Nepalese Army added two Mil Mi-17s to the one they already had, but that exacerbates a problem of having a small fleet spread… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jun-16

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Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham have announced the signing of a contract with QinetiQ for the provision of helicopter support to the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron (RWTES).  Both of these organisations are are jointly operated by QinetiQ and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Long-Term Partnering Agreement. Cobham will… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Jun-16

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Bell Singapore completes 5,000hr inspections on two Australian 412s

Bell Singapore completes 5,000hr inspections on two Australian 412s

Bell has announced that its facility in Singapore successfully completed 5,000 hour inspections and customization for two Bell 412EPs for a private customer located in Australia. “Our Singapore facility continues to drive growth in heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul for customers throughout the region,” said Mike Greene, general manager for Bell Helicopter’s Singapore facility. “This… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bell approves VIH Aerospace Bell-Medium Tailboom Fixture

Bell approves VIH Aerospace Bell-Medium Tailboom Fixture

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services (Heli-Expo Booth # 1209) has received Bell Helicopter approval for use of its Structural Repair Fixture for 3rd party repairs on the Bell Helicopter 205A-1, 212, and 412 tail boom assemblies. ‘Receipt of Bell Helicopter certification of… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 01-Mar-16

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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

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Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Aichi Prefecture for a Bell 412EPI configured for parapublic operations and used specifically for firefighting missions and disaster relief. “The selection of the Bell 412EPI will enhance Aichi’s capability and help ensure the safety and security of citizens throughout the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-16

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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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CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to provide the Canadian Coast Guard with a CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator that will feature cockpits for both the Bell 412EPI and Bell 429 helicopters. The CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator will feature CAE’s revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit… Read more »

Source: CAE, 26-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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25-Oct-15 FAH-977 Bell 412EP Ocotepeque, Honduras

On second attempt to take off, helicopter gained height very slowly and caught some wires, causing it to crash.  Three on board injured. Later report gave those on board as Victor Sosa (pilot), Ariel Murillo (copilot), Ariel Soriano (commander), and paratroopers; Oscar Matamoros (captain), Deivy Ayestas, Alfonso Mejia, Daniel Korea and Fabricio Flores.

25-Oct-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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06-Sep-15 I-CFAC Agusta-Bell 412EP Montecristo, Italy

Helicopter crashed heavily onto a sloping rock face, seriously injuring the pilot.  The other two POB only had minor injuries

06-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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15-Aug-15 N120LA Bell 412EP Whittier, US-California

Emergency landing in a cemetery, during which the main blades sliced the tail boom off.  Helicopter substantially damaged but remained on its skids

15-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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11-Jul-15 C-FWTK Bell 412 Slave Lake, Canada

Crashed on firefighting ops, pilot to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

11-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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Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

The Korean Coast Guard has once again selected AEM’s Loud Speaker systems. The newest contract is for 700W systems to be set up on their Ka-32 helicopters. The immediate requirement is for five systems that will be installed, tested and certified in Korea by LG International’s Aviation Unit. The systems include AA21-400 PA/Siren Control Units,… Read more »

Source: AEM, 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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entrol has certified H21 FNTP II MCC simulator in Italy

entrol has certified H21 FNTP II MCC simulator in Italy

The entrol H21 simulator, based on the Bell 412, has been certified as FNPT II MCC by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority). Thanks to this entrol has expanded its portfolio of simulators by adding one of the most famous helicopters in the world. The entrol H21, purchased by Heli Protection, recreates in detail the Bell… Read more »

Source: entrol, 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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10-Apr-15 5N-GEJ Bell 412EP Lagos, Nigeria

Nigerian Police helicopter crashed at the main Lagos Airport close to the VIP area. Helicopter may be used for presidential work and has been referred to in some reports as a “presidential helicopter”. 4 POB – pilot, copilot and two NAF employees – all injured but not seriously

10-Apr-15

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Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Customers flying commercial and governmental helicopters in the Republic of Korea now have access to extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service capabilities from Heli-One’s operations in Canada. Heli-One Boundary Bay has earned certification for aircraft maintenance operations (AMO) from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA), joining the company’s base in Stavanger, Norway, in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Apr-15

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Questions raised over age of US Park Police helicopter

Questions raised over age of US Park Police helicopter

The U.S. Park Police’s Eagle 2 helicopter — which polices the most secure airspace in the nation, helps lead presidential motorcades — should have been grounded two years ago, according to an internal study by the Park Police and the U.S. Department of Interior. See Full Story

Source: NBC Washington, 07-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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25-Mar-15 Bell 412 Sanaa, Yemen

Destroyed in reported Saudi air attack on hangar at Al-Dailami air base.  Photo shows Bell 412 on the left of this image

25-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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Pakistan – Punjab Government picks Mi-17 over Bell 412

Pakistan – Punjab Government picks Mi-17 over Bell 412

The Punjab government has decided to purchase a Russian-made MI-17 helicopter worth Rs1.4 billion for the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to combat terrorists’ activities in the province. See Full Story

Source: The News, 17-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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Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Component Control announced today that Tempest Aviation Group, Inc., an independent helicopter service provider located in Prince George, British Columbia, is planning to expand its services and enterprise using Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to manage operations. Tempest Aviation Group offers the full scope of MRO services for Bell 412, 212, 205, 206 and… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 05-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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Flightsafety International to increase its Fleet of Advanced Helicopter Simulators By Over 40%

Flightsafety International to increase its Fleet of Advanced Helicopter Simulators By Over 40%

FlightSafety International plans to increase its fleet of advanced helicopter simulators by over40 percent. “Since building the first Level D qualified helicopter simulator more than 20 years ago, FlightSafety has continuously invested in new programs and facilities designed specifically to serve and support the helicopter industry,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “We offer the… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 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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