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06-Oct-15 XC-VER Bell 430 Emiliano Zapata, Mexico (2F)

Crashed and caught fire, killing both pilots – named as David Barrera and Fausto Calderón

06-Oct-15

29-May-15 MOH-2 Bell 430 Abdali, Kuwait

Date assumed from Facebook posting.  Stone strike shattered co-pilot wind shield.  Inside layer of the laminated glass prevented it falling through into the cockpit.

29-May-15

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EMS Bell 430 newly based on Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius

EMS Bell 430 newly based on Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius

The Caribbean island of Saba, the smallest municipality of the Netherlands, has recently added a Bell 430 air ambulance as the capabilities of the existing Bo105 were deemed less suitable to the current day demands.  Arriving on the island on Wednesday 1st April, the helicopter was met by a delegation including the director of Saba… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Apr-15

Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

The sound of twin jet engines and rotors intensifies as the Michigan State Police helicopter rocks from side to side and gently lifts off the ground, leaving the runways of MBS International Airport in the distance. See Full Story

Source: mlive, 10-Mar-15

REBTECH Provides NVG Capability for Helidosa AMS Aircraft

REBTECH Provides NVG Capability  for Helidosa AMS Aircraft

Helidosa, the largest helicopter operator in the Dominican Republic, now has the latest night vision technology for improved safety and mission readiness provided by Texas based lighting specialist, REBTECH.  The new capability was integrated into an AMS Bell 430 operated by Helidosa as an air ambulance providing critical transportation for sick and injured patients in… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 15-Oct-14

New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

The Post-Standard news outlet, based in the city of Syracuse in New York State, is reporting that the State Police will consolidate their aviation operations as early as this Wednesday.  Units in Syracuse and Batavia will be moved to Rochester, leaving the other two bases at Albany and Saranac Lake untouched – coincidentally the only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-14

Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that its United Rotorcraft Division has been awarded contracts totaling up to $5.5 million with the Ecuadorian Navy, AgustaWestland, and an unnamed customer in the Middle East to design, manufacture, certify and complete several airframes for a variety of missions. “United Rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 20-Feb-14

Wheels Up announces official partnership with HeliFlite

Wheels Up announces official partnership with HeliFlite

Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company and Kurt Carlson, CEO of HeliFlite, a full-service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, have jointly announced a partnership providing Wheels Up members access to HeliFlite’s fleet of Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76 executive-class helicopters for transfers between Manhattan and Tri-state area airports, effective… Read more »

Source: Wheels Up, 15-Dec-13

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West Michigan’s Newest Crime Fighter

West Michigan’s Newest Crime Fighter

There’s a new buzz around West Michigan and you may have heard it flying above your home.  Michigan State Police have a new helicopter.       (See Full Story)

Source: FOX 17, 02-May-13

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FlightSafety now offers B212/412/430 training in Dallas

FlightSafety now offers B212/412/430 training in Dallas

FlightSafety International announces that it now offers training for Bell Helicopter operators at its newly expanded Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “The relocation of our Bell Helicopter training programs to the Dallas Learning Center will significantly enhance the service our Customers receive and further increase the quality and value we provide,” said David Davenport, Senior… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 03-Mar-13

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23-Sep-12 Bell 430 Belem, Brazil

Main blades clipped pole while in low-level hover-taxi.  From photos, this could well be PR-YRG (49084) but that is not confirmed

23-Sep-12

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Florida’s Lee County suspends EMS operations for 6-9 months

Florida’s Lee County suspends EMS operations for 6-9 months

Aeromed has relocated its emergency medical helicopter from LaBelle to Fort Myers as of 10 a.m. today to provide coverage in Lee County while MEDSTAR is out of service. Lee County Emergency Medical Services temporarily suspended its MEDSTAR flight operations on Tuesday, August 21 to begin reconfiguration toward national accreditation standards. MEDSTAR is expected to… Read more »

Source: Lee County, 29-Aug-12

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HeliFlite adds second S76 to fleet

HeliFlite adds second S76 to fleet

HeliFlite(TM) is pleased to announce the expansion of its fleet with the addition of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter. The HeliFlite fleet features a complement of five Bell 430 and two Sikorsky S-76B executive helicopters. HeliFlite only operates executive class twin-engine, dual pilot aircraft which accommodate 6-8 passengers. All aircraft are Category A certified and equipped… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 19-Jun-12

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30-Apr-12 N433UM Bell 430 Tecumseh, US-Michigan

EMS helicopter taking off from accident site – and downwash caused awning to blow over

30-Apr-12

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UT Lifestar launches web-based survey tool

UT Lifestar launches web-based survey tool

UT LIFESTAR recently entered into a partnership with RSQ911 Solutions to launch a web-based survey tool that will allow them to capture key insights and measure customer satisfaction at every stage of transport. The survey tool is an extension to their commitment to provide superior services to patients and their families, as well as the pre-hospital and hospital… Read more »

Source: UT Lifestar, 09-Feb-12

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Major promotion for HeliFlite’s HeliCard program

Major promotion for HeliFlite’s HeliCard program

For the month of February, HeliFlite is offering a “Half HeliCardâ„¢” (12.5 hours) as an introduction to the 25-hour HeliCardâ„¢ program.  This is an outstanding opportunity for customers to enjoy significant, year round savings, while having guaranteed access to HeliFlite’s award winning helicopter service. At HeliFlite, HeliCardâ„¢ sales have grown dramatically as customers recognize they… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 03-Feb-12

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HeliFlite expands charter operations to Florida

HeliFlite expands charter operations to Florida

“Florida is a popular travel destination for our clientele,” states Brian Lantier, Director of Strategy and Business Development at HeliFlite. “The demand for charter operations has increased significantly over the years. The ability to save time by flying directly to top golf courses, Miami or Disney World is a huge convenience.” Florida operations will be based out of West Palm… Read more »

Source: Heliflite, 30-Nov-11

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HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

HeliFlite awarded Platinum Safety Rating by Argus International

ARGUS recognizes HeliFlite’s ongoing commitment to safety by renewing their Platinum Safety Rating through 2012. “It is great to see operations like HeliFlite, who acknowledge the importance of building an organization focused around safety and quality, maintain the ARGUS Platinum Rating”, said ARGUS President and CEO, Joseph Moeggenberg. “HeliFlite should be proud to be one… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 10-Nov-11

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HeliFlite introduces private helicopter airport transfer services

HeliFlite introduces private helicopter airport transfer services

HeliFlite announces 24/7 airport helicopter transfer services. Airport transfers are available to and from private area airports: Teterboro (TEB) and White Plains (HPN) as well as international hubs such as Newark (EWR), John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The flight time into any of the 3 New York City heliports is under 15… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 05-Oct-11

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Lee County EMS MedStar implements 40 day “Safety Stand Down”

Lee County EMS MedStar implements 40 day “Safety Stand Down”

Lee County, FL (June 22, 2011) – Lee County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS) implemented a “stand down” of its MEDSTAR flight operations for a safety review at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. MEDSTAR will resume operations at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 with its recently acquired Bell 430 helicopter. Bayflite has agreed to relocate one… Read more »

Source: Lee County MedStar, 23-Jun-11

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HeliFlite marks 20,000 accident-free hours

HeliFlite marks 20,000 accident-free hours

Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. HeliFlite’s outstanding safety record has been recognized by ARGUS International who has awarded HeliFlite “Platinum” status as well as Wyvern who has audited the company seven times and recommends HeliFlite as a… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 07-Jun-11

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Stolen Bell 430 found at Dallas motel

Stolen Bell 430 found at Dallas motel

Early Friday morning, Dallas police found out about a chopper parked at the Century Inn in the 2100 block of Northwest Highway, near Loop 12.  [File photo]

Source: KDFW Fox 4, 06-Jun-11

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Idaho-based EMS operator expecting two Bell 429s

Idaho-based EMS operator expecting two Bell 429s

St. Luke’s Health System’s bases at Twin Falls and Meridian are expected to upgrade their helicopters to Bell 429s in the near future.  Like their current 430s, these will be leased from Boise-based Idaho Helicopters, and will half the lift-off time offered by the current machines to just four minutes.  An exact date is not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-May-11

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UM Survival Flight gets green light for new $11M HQ

UM Survival Flight gets green light for new $11M HQ

The 80,000-square-foot building will be built on county property on Tooley Road, just north of M-59 in Howell Township. The 13-acre site, the former Hubbel farm, has access to the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport.

29-May-11

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Lee County MedStar chooses Donaldson B430 inlet barrier filter

Lee County MedStar chooses Donaldson B430 inlet barrier filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is helping to ensure optimal service to Florida residents and visitors who need emergency aero-medical transport. The company recently provided a new inlet barrier filter (IBF) system for a Bell 430 twin-engine helicopter in service with Lee County, Fla., MEDSTAR. MEDSTAR provides air… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-May-11

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Lee County Medstar selects Becker Avionics for Bell 430

Lee County Medstar selects Becker Avionics for Bell 430

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System has been selected by Lee County MEDSTAR for integration into their recently acquired Bell 430 twin-engine helicopter. The aircraft is currently undergoing completion at Sarasota Avionics and will be specifically tailored to their needs. The DVCS6100 was chosen due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control all… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 06-Jan-11

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URS delivers two modified B430s to Ecuadorian Navy

URS delivers two modified B430s to Ecuadorian Navy

On August 1, 2010 United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered two Bell 430’s to the Ecuadorian Navy. The first 430 received a Garmin GNS400 GPS coupled to the autopilot, the Honeywell Mark XXII EGPWS, right hand sliding door, hoist provisions and some maintenance items. The second helicopter also received the Honeywell Mark XXII EGPWS, right hand… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions, 30-Aug-10

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03-Jul-10 VT-… Bell B430 Giddhore, India

03-Jul-10

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Sabotage ruled out in Sept-09 Andhra Pradesh chief minister crash

In its inquiry report submitted to the state government, the agency said the crash was an “accident” which could have been averted if the pilots had terminated the journey or changed the flight path in view of adverse weather conditions  – see HeliHub accident data – 2-Sep-09 VT-APG Bell B430 46 miles east of Kurnool,… Read more »

Source: Times of India, 18-May-10

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Pilot error caused death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

Pilot error caused death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

The helicopter crash which claimed the life of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S R Reddy was caused by pilots’ error who lost the chopper’s control and were engrossed for vital six minutes trying to locate a flight manual HeliHub.com page for this accident is here

Source: Outlook India, 21-Jan-10

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AFS Certifies High Performance Engine Inlet Filter for Bell 430

AFS Certifies High Performance Engine Inlet Filter for Bell 430

St. Louis, Mo., January 5, 2010 – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 430 helicopter. With this new… Read more »

Source: AFS, 05-Jan-10

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Pentastar Aviation manages Michigan Survival Flight fleet

Pentastar Aviation manages Michigan Survival Flight fleet

The University of Michigan has signed a multi-year agreement with Pentastar Aviation to provide management and support for all emergency medical operations for the Survival Flight program.  The Survival Flight fleet includes a Citation Encore jet airplane and three Bell 430 helicopters.

Source: CharterX, 14-Nov-09

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18-Sep-09 N431UM Bell 430 nr Ann Arbor, US-Michigan

18-Sep-09

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Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

Kaman Aerospace has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value of $53 million to build composite helicopter blade skins and skin core assemblies for Bell Helicopters. Under the terms of the contract, Kaman will provide 18 different assemblies for H1, 406, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430 and BA609 aircraft.

Source: Kaman, 10-Sep-09

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Helicopter Service of Iceland sticks with Bell 230, 430 as 20th anniversary approaches

The Helicopter Service of Iceland regularly checks what is available in the marketplace but has so far seen no reason to switch from Bell. “So far we are happy with our 230 and 430,” says Sindri Steingrimsson, director flight operations.

Source: EBAN, 09-Sep-09

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2-Sep-09 VT-APG Bell B430 46 miles east of Kurnool, India (5F)

2-Sep-09 VT-APG Bell B430 46 miles east of Kurnool, India

02-Sep-09

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18-Aug-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

18-Aug-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

18-Aug-09

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Life Flight Network earns “Air Medical Program of the Year” award from AAMS

Source: Life Flight Network, 29-Jul-09

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7-May-09 N433UM Bell B430 Michegan, US-Michigan

7-May-09 N433UM Bell B430 Michegan, US-Michegan

07-May-09

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United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Upgraded 430 to Carolinas Medical Center

United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Upgraded 430 to Carolinas Medical Center

Source: Rotorhub, 07-Apr-09

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3-Apr-09 N431SL Bell B430 Twin Falls, US-Idaho

3-Apr-09 N431SL Bell B430 Twin Falls, US-Idaho

03-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Brazilian Bell 430 operated by Weston Taxi Aereo

Source: Aviation Corner, 01-Apr-09

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28-Mar-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake CIty, US-Utah

28-Mar-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake CIty, US-Utah

28-Mar-09

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United Rotorcraft Solutions/Ahlers Aerospace Awarded STC for Bell 430 NVG Mods

Source: Vertical, 25-Mar-09

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26-Feb-09 N430UT Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

26-Feb-09 N430UT Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

26-Feb-09

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AFS to Display New AW139, Bell 430 Barrier Filters at Heli-Expo 2009

Source: AFS, 17-Feb-09

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