17-Oct-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
Evergreen Helicopters have acquired two low-time Bell 214STs from the Saudi royal family.Â Previously allocated to operations from superyacht “Prince Abdul Aziz”, the fourth largest private yacht in the world at 147m in length, the pair have last week been registered with the FAA as N511EV and N512EV.Â They are serial numbers 28105 and 28115 respectively – two from the round number of 100 produced by Bell.
Urban legend has previously had it that these two aircraft were coated with seven layers of Teflon as a way of ensuring salt water just rolls quickly off the aircraft, but whether this is actually true we will probably never know.
The registered owner on the FAA’s website indicates that Cypress Leasing are involved in the financing of these aircraft.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com