12-Dec-2017 Source: Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of four Bell 412EP helicopters to Argentina. The Government of Argentina will use these aircraft for search and rescue operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peacekeeping support, scientific operations in the Antarctic, and other missions.
“This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter and we are proud to deliver four Bell 412EPs to improve the safety and security of Argentinean citizens,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Latin America. “The Bell 412 is known for its reliable performance under the most extreme circumstances and is the choice aircraft to support the missions of the Government of Argentina.”
The proposal for the four Bell 412EPs was submitted by the Government of Argentina and approved by the State Department in 2015.
The Bell 412 and its variants offer the most rugged medium twin-engine helicopter available, with the best readiness rate of any helicopter in its class. The Bell 412EP possesses a dual digital automatic flight control system with available IFR option and Category A/JAR OPS 3 capability provides greater control and improved situational awareness. With a cruise speed of 122 knots (226 kph), range of 357 nautical miles (662 km) and an expansive cabin easily accommodating 13 passengers and two crew members, the Bell 412EP is capable of fitting multiple mission criteria.