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23-May-17 XB-LUB Bel 47D Amacuzac, Mexico (1F)

Helicopter crashed during mosquito control operations, and burnt out in the following fire.  Sole occupant pilot died in the accident

23-May-17

10-May-17 D-HAFB Westland-Bell 47 Pertisau, Austria (2F)

Crashed and burnt out killing both on board, after reportedly hitting the cables of a material cableway.  According to a report in the Tyrolean edition of the “Kronen Zeitung”, Peter H. (55) from Tulfes and Richard G. (52) from Hall.

10-May-17

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18-Oct-15 N73224 Bell 47G3B Searchlight, US-Nevada

70 year old pilot Richard Dick was reportedly rounding up cattle at low level in windy conditions, when a gust caused him to crash

18-Oct-15

11-Aug-15 N74823 Bell 47D1 Clanton, US-Alabama

11-Aug-15

03-Aug-15 N4002G Bell 47G3B1 Camden, US-Alabama

The pilot reported that when he was at 300 feet altitude and half a mile out on approach, the hydraulics to the controls went out and they became very stiff. He elected to continue the approach into the landing zone. During the landing touchdown, the heel of the left skid struck a berm, rocking the… Read more »

03-Aug-15

24-Jul-15 N1396X Bell 47G.4A Gilbert, US-Iowa

Substantially damaged after force landing in a field during aerial application work

24-Jul-15

20-Jun-15 N4427F Bell 47G5 Salinas, US-California (1F)

Crashed in low level agricultural work after impacting a fence, killing pilot Frank Gomes Jnr.  Ground crewmen who worked for the operator had just refilled the fertilizer tank on the helicopter prior to its last departure. When the helicopter did not return for its scheduled rinse load the crewmen drove out to the field to… Read more »

20-Jun-15

27-Mar-15 C-GVHA Bell 47G.2 Chilliwack, Canada

1 POB with minor injuries.  CADORS 2015P0442

27-Mar-15

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27-Feb-15 N4774S Bell 47G2A Ivanhoe, US-California

Agricultural aircraft hit powerlines and came down in orange orchard.  Pilot seriously injured and airlifted to hospital

27-Feb-15

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29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47 White Rock, US-Arkansas

Impacted terrain during autorotation demonstration

29-Jan-15

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29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47G North Little Rock, US-Arkansas

Substantially damaged after main blades hit tail boom during landing

29-Jan-15

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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

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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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12-Aug-14 N7089J Bell 47G-5 Mansfield, US-Illinois (1F)

Helicopter clipped powerlines and crashed killing pilot Paul Reynolds during a low level transit between fields he was working on.

12-Aug-14

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10-Aug-14 N4690 Bell 47G-2 Jeanerette, US-Louisiana (1F)

Crashed on the edge of a sugar cane field killing pilot Kenneth E. Squires, age 60.  Five years ago age 55 the pilot was quoting himself as having flown 19,000 hours

10-Aug-14

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18-Jul-14 N47DT Bell 47G2A Merced, US-California

Agricultural ops – crashed in field after hitting powerline

18-Jul-14

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12-Jul-14 N88771 Bell 47K Kingston, US-Washington

Ditched in shallow water.  3 POB got out OK, one named by local press as Tatyana Kutsenko

12-Jul-14

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03-Jul-14 N684PC Bell 47G3B2 Gaston, US-Oregon

Rigging for lifting work caught on skid on take-off and helicopter fell to the ground hard.  Pilot reported here as 31-year-old Warren Larson

03-Jul-14

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28-May-14 Bell 47G Ripley Township, US-Minnesota (1F)

Crahed into roof of barn.  Pilot named in news reports as Gary Oleen, aged 71, critically injured.  AirCare helicopter attended per this YouTube clip On 05-Jun-14 this became a fatal accident following the pilot’s death from his injuries as reported here

28-May-14

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18-May-14 N16414 Bell 47G Bakersfield, US-California

Skid caught on ground handling trailer on take-off and rolled onto its side

18-May-14

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03-May-14 N7895B Bell 47G Whittier, US-California

Partial engine failure and hard landing and roll-over onto port side.  Minor injuries to 2 POB.  100 gallons of fuel spilt, but no fire.

03-May-14

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30-Mar-14 N147WT Bell 47G3B1 Oglesby, US-Texas

Engine malfunction at low level while hog hunting.  Substantially damaged in field landing

30-Mar-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

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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

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21-Jan-14 N93067 Bell 47D1 Pell City, US-Alabama

Landing accident after reported transmission issue.  Skids collapsed, main blades chopped tail boom

21-Jan-14

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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

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17-Dec-13 F-BNTO Agusta-Bell 47G Northern Cyprus

Crashed after the impact of the high-voltage transmission line during the agricultural spraying operation.  Post impact fire

17-Dec-13

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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

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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

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06-Dec-13 N1001N Texas M74L (Bell 47G) Sebring, US-Florida (1F)

Pilot died in accident from low level on agricultural operations.  Post crash fire.  The pilot was later identified as Jon Whitaker

06-Dec-13

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29-Sep-13 Bell 47G Guadalupe, US-California

Struck powerlines on agricultural operations, cutting power to around 500 homes.  In ensuing manoeuvre, main blades cut tail boom.  Pilot not injured

29-Sep-13

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11-Sep-13 N7836S Bell 47G5 King City, US-California

Substantially damaged in force landing on road

11-Sep-13

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31-Aug-13 N6356X Bell 47G Sandy Hook, US-Kentucky

Force landing.  No injuries

31-Aug-13

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29-Aug-13 N8051E Bell 47G Wichita Falls, US-Texas

Lost power – force landing in field

29-Aug-13

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23-Aug-13 SE-HEO Bell 47G.2 Fällfors, Sweden

Accident at a field near the Byeskeälven river northwest of Fällfors, Skellefteå, at midday earlier today. The pilot and his passenger both survived the accident, and they were later transported to hospitals in Skellefteå and Umeå. The helicopter, one of the oldest in Sweden, was destroyed in a post-impact fire.  Additional reporting from Nordic Rotors

23-Aug-13

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16-Aug-13 Bell 47 Washington Lake Township, US-Minnesota

Agricultural ops, clipped wires, pilot Daniel Lee landed the helicopter with “moderate damage”, but reported back in service the next day

16-Aug-13

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15-Aug-13 VH-RTO Bell 47G5A Northcote, Australia

During cruise, the pilot reported rough running and partial power loss. The pilot conducted an auto-rotation into the fields of Northcote High School

15-Aug-13

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09-Aug-13 F-GELB Agusta-Bell 47G-2 Basse-Pointe, Martinique

During takeoff, the pilot lost control of the helicopter. To avoid another aircraft to his right, he turns left. The blades hit the ground and the helicopter came to rest on its starboard side

09-Aug-13

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06-Aug-13 N83702 Bell 47G.3B.1 Vinton, US-Iowa

Tail boom severed by main blades during take-off.  Pilot reported here as Dick Sluke

06-Aug-13

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29-Jul-13 N1396X Bell 47G4A Beaman, US-Iowa

Sheriff Rick Penning says the pilot, 48 year old Timothy Harmer from Boone was not injured as the helicopter he was operating for Vista Helicopter Service of Boone struck a Cornbelt  Electric  Powerline, which took out his tail-rotor and forced his landing in the cornfield

29-Jul-13

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23-Jul-13 VH-KHJ Bell 47G.2A Amberley, Australia

During aerial work, the engine failed and the pilot conducted a forced landing. The occupants were uninjured and the helicopter sustained substantial damage.

23-Jul-13

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28-Jun-13 N78900 Bell 47D Lake Ozark, US-Missouri

Main rotor struck tail boom during autorotation landing

28-Jun-13

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19-Jun-13 N5024N Bell 47G Maplewood, US-Minnesota (1F)

Crashed into the back yard of a house while on mosquito control work.  Maplewood acting Police Chief Dave Kvam identified the pilot as Michael Kramer, 44

19-Jun-13

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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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18-Jan-13 ZU-HRS Westland-Bell 47G.3B.1 Hibberdene, South Africa

Pilot heard a change in the engine pitch and managed an emergency landing before the helicopter burst into flames.  Agricultural ops

18-Jan-13

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03-Jan-12 N14841 Bell 47G5A Huron, US-California

Hit powerlines (note, reg assumed correct but FAA accident report states it is a 47J whereas register and MSN suggest G5A)

03-Jan-13

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01-Dec-12 N3755Z Bell 47G2 Walkerville, US-Michigan (1F)

Crash into forest area killed pilot Thomas Slocum, 49, and injured passenger Matt Williams, 28

01-Dec-12

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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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18-Sep-12 F-GHYS Agusta-Bell 47G-2 Basse-Pointe, Martinique

Tail rotor contacted crop during agricultural operations, pilot lost control and helicopter crashed.  Aircraft destroyed.

18-Sep-12

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30-Aug-12 F-GHYS Agusta-Bell 47G-2 Ajoupa-Bouillon, Martinique

Emergency landing after loss of engine power while on agricultural operations

30-Aug-12

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14-Aug-12 N444EH Bell 47G2 Flandreau, US-South Dakota

Force landed and tipped over

14-Aug-12

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08-Aug-12 N90543 Bell 47G3B1 Stanton, US-Michigan

Struck wires

08-Aug-12

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03-Aug-12 N8593F Bell 47G5 Tioga, US-Pennsylvania

Field landing after wire strike

03-Aug-12

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02-Aug F-GFHL Bell 47G-2 Lamentin, Guadeloupe

Loss of engine power at low level while crop spraying.  Badly damaged landing in the crop

02-Aug-12

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27-Jul-12 N652HA Bell 47G2A New Frankfort, US-Indiana

Kevin C. Rossan, 35, from Troy, Mich., was transported to the King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison after his Bell 47 crashed in a field while on spraying operations after the main blades came into contact with the ground.  Helicopter ended upright, but badly damaged (see photo)

27-Jul-12

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25-Jul-12 N73252 Bell 47G2A Le Sueur, US-Minnesota

Tail separated during agricultural flight

25-Jul-12

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09-Jul-12 N2919W Bell 47G.3B.2 Treynor, US-Iowa

Main blades contacted tail boom during agricultural operations

09-Jul-12

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16-Mar-12 F-GBEG Bell 47G Basse-Pointe, Martinique

Helicopter on agricultural operations crashed in a banana field.  Pilot got out OK and then helicopter caught fire and burnt out.

16-Mar-12

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12-Mar-12 F-BXXL Agusta-Bell 47G2 Lorrain, Martinique (1F)

Struck powerlines during agricultural operations, crashed and burnt out killing the pilot – Luke Chassery

12-Mar-12

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22-Feb-12 N43921 Bell 47 (M74 Wasp) Farmington, US-California

Crashed in open, flat field during agricultural ops

22-Feb-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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01-Jan-12 N9021R Bell 47G2 Lohn, US-Texas

Crashed in a field (FAA reported this as 47J, but register says 47G2)

01-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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08-Nov-11 N4251A Bell 47D1 San Diego, US-California

Hard landing

08-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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27-Sep-11 N9158R Bell 47D1 Ahwahnee, US-California

The Madera County Sheriff’s Department and Cal Fire as well as paramedics are on scene of a downed private helicopter.  2 POB to hospital, one by road, one by air

27-Sep-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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21-Aug-11 N948DS Bell 47G.4 Los Banos, US-California

Struck powerline during agricultural ops

21-Aug-11

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14-Aug-11 N475AL Bell 47G.3B.2 Los Banos, US-California

Crashed in orchard during agricultural ops

14-Aug-11

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02-Aug-11 N4771N Bell 47G.2 Charles City, US-Iowa

Force landed; damage unknown

02-Aug-11

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