On 19 October, the Royal Thai Air Force held a decommissioning ceremony for the older examples of the Bell 412 in their fleet. Five aircraft have been retired, leaving six newer 412EP models.
The five include two from the days that the 412 line was in Texas, which were brought into service in Thailand in November 1982. The other three were built after production was moved to Mirabel in Canada, and these joined the first pair in January 1992.
Air Chief Marshal Sermkiat Konmanee, Commander of the 904 Flight Support Center, presided over the official decommissioning ceremony. Air Chief Marshal Chawapon Yimpong, Commander of the 2nd Wing, welcomed Along with the head of the unit directly up and officials of the Royal Thai Air Force 2 attended the ceremony, which was held in a hangar area of Squadron 202, Wing 2 at Lopburi.