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Guatemalan Air Force Bell 212 upgraded with Astronics glass cockpit

Guatemalan Air Force Bell 212 upgraded with Astronics glass cockpit

13-May-2021

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Central American Aviation Services (CAAS), located in Guatemala City, has completed the first Bell 212 glass cockpit upgrade for the Guatemalan Air Force with its Badger Pro+ Integrated Flight Display System. The Astronautics upgrade consists of four 6×8-inch high-resolution displays, a control panel, and an engine data concentrator... Read more

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

3-May-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412). Aerotech has also applied for a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation and is... Read more

Alpine Aerotech gains STC for Garmin Avionics upgrade of Bell 212

Alpine Aerotech gains STC for Garmin Avionics upgrade of Bell 212

9-Apr-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a comprehensive avionic suite upgrade for Bell 212’s engaged in Day/Night VFR operations. The upgrade utilizes Pilot/Co-Pilot Garmin G500TXi Primary Flight Display’s (PFD) and a single GTN 750Xi GPS/NAV/COMM. The kit removes several expensive to maintain analog... Read more

Kamatics expects STC soon for Bell 212/412 KAflex drive shaft

Kamatics expects STC soon for Bell 212/412 KAflex drive shaft

9-Apr-2021Source: Kaman

Kamatics Corporation – Bloomfield, Connecticut, a Kaman business (NYSE:KAMN), is in the final stages of introducing a KAflex® drive shaft Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell models 212/412/SP helicopters. Developed in close coordination with Bell and designed to achieve very low operating costs, this drive shaft has no moving parts, requires no maintenance and... Read more

GPMS adds HUMS STC for Bell 212 and 412

GPMS adds HUMS STC for Bell 212 and 412

5-Apr-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Foresight MX health monitoring system on the Bell 212/412 helicopter platform. Foresight MX brings 21s century predictive monitoring capabilities to the 212/412 platform. Said GPMS CEO and Chief Engineer Dr. Eric Bechhoefer: “There are thousands of 212/412 helicopters in operation today when... Read more

Boost introduces Bell 212/412 Dual Hook Human External Cargo System

Boost introduces Bell 212/412 Dual Hook Human External Cargo System

16-Nov-2020Source: Boost Systems

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca) the global leader in the provision of the most advanced and certified Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the Search and Rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors is proud to introduced its latest Supplemental Type Certified and compliant HEC system, designed for use... Read more

Astronics Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System Receives Amended STC for Bell

Astronics Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System Receives Amended STC for Bell

9-Oct-2020Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been approved for the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS). Offered by wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics PECO and obtained in cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary Canada,... Read more

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 and 412

23-Jul-2020Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), is pleased to announce that RSG has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR01048DE for Astronautics’ AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) on Bell 412/412EP/412HP/412SP/212 helicopters. STC validations from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and Agencia... Read more

Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

12-Feb-2020Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Bell 212, 412, 427 and 429 helicopter customers now benefit from a single point of contact to learn about and enroll in aircraft and engine maintenance plans. When enrolling an aircraft into Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), customers will also have the... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Receives FAA and EASA STC for Bell 212 Digital Instruments

Alpine Aerotech Receives FAA and EASA STC for Bell 212 Digital Instruments

5-Feb-2020Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH, a international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development announced today that they have officially secured a FAA and EASA STC’s (Supplemental Type Certificates) for their cost-effective digital flight instrument kit applicable to Bell 212 VFR (Visual Flight Rules) operations. Celebrating 30 years of experience, Aerotech continues to offer unique solutions that reduce... Read more

AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo 2020

AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo 2020

5-Feb-2020Source: AeroBrigham

This IFR Helicopter was purchased NEW in 1977 by Dr. Forrest Bird. Dr. Bird was noted for his work with oxygen systems in the aviation and medical fields. He was an avid aviation supporter his entire life and maintained an aviation museum with dozens of aircraft on display until his death the age of 94.... Read more

Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

27-Jan-2020Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), has completed submission for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) on Bell 212 and 412 aircraft with certification expected near term. RSG is an authorized RoadRunner EFI dealer, installer, and PMA kit provider... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Develops Digital Flight Instrument Solution

Alpine Aerotech Develops Digital Flight Instrument Solution

31-Oct-2019Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH, a international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development announced that they have officially secured a TCCA STC (FAA/EASA STC pending) for their cost-effective digital flight instrument kit applicable to Bell 212 Day/Night VFR operations. Celebrating 30 years of experience, Aerotech continues to offer unique solutions that reduce maintenance costs and increase aircraft... Read more

Bell appoints Abu Dhabi Aviation as CSF for 212s and 412s

Bell appoints Abu Dhabi Aviation as CSF for 212s and 412s

20-Nov-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Abu Dhabi Aviation as an authorized Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility (CSF) for Bell 412s and Bell 212s to support continued customer growth in the Middle East. “The Middle East is an extremely important market for Bell Helicopter. As our operator network grows it is important we provide... Read more

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

13-Nov-2017Source: Eagle Copters

AEM Corp and VIH Aerospace have announced that Eagle Copters of Calgary has selected the MCP01-100N NVIS Master Caution Panel for use in a customer upgrade program. Eagle Copters are refurbishing five (5) Bell 212 helicopters for an undisclosed customer and chose the MCP01 for ease of integration with the new NVG cockpit and reliability... Read more

Trakka Systems announces EASA certification for B212 and B412

Trakka Systems announces EASA certification for B212 and B412

23-Oct-2017Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has received an EASA STC for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Bell 212 and 412 helicopter variants. The Certification covers the integration of the Trakkabeam A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU) and Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot or co-pilot can control the... Read more

SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

10-Aug-2017Source: SENER

Engineering and technology group SENER and Babcock, joint venture partners, presented the fourth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB212) to the Spanish Ministry of Defense as part of a project for extending the lifespan of AB-212 seven helicopters, which came into service in 1974, by at least 15 years. A crew from the Spanish Navy’s Third Aircraft... Read more

Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

29-May-2017Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s newest display product—the AFI 4700 RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI)—flew onboard a Bell 212 helicopter yesterday during a demonstration flight with the Colombian National Police. The RoadRunner EFI will remain installed in the helicopter’s cockpit and be available for viewing on static display during the Feria de la Industria Aerospacial Colombiana... Read more

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

13-Oct-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and its Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF), Agrarflug Helilift, announce today that Agrarflug Helilift is in the process of obtaining an expanded capability to support medium tailbooms for the Bell 212 and 412 aircraft– continuing to strengthen aircraft support for European customers. As a Bell Helicopter Authorized CSF,... Read more

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

14-Jul-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer Part 142 approved Night Vision Goggle training using Level D qualified simulators in Dallas. The courses provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises. The FAA-approved course for the Airbus Helicopters H135... Read more

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

28-Jun-2016Source: Erickson

Erickson  has been selected to provide helicopter transportation services for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in Alaska.  Under the firm, fixed-price purchase order, Erickson’s Bell 212 helicopters will transport USCG Research and Development Center (RDC) staff and equipment to various locations in the Nome, Alaska area through the end of August. The contract work began... Read more

EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

16-May-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval (STC#: #100577794) for its aftermarket replacement MCP01 Master Caution Panel (Model #: MCP-001) for the Bell 212 and 412 series helicopters. The MCP01 has held both Transport Canada and a... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation reaches 1,000,000 hours on Bell fleet

Abu Dhabi Aviation reaches 1,000,000 hours on Bell fleet

18-Apr-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Abu Dhabi Aviation, are proud to announce reaching 1 million hours of successfully operating of their Bell Helicopter Fleet. “We have been operating Bell Helicopter aircraft since the 1976,” said Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mazrouei, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Aviation. “Our Bell Helicopter fleet has grown... Read more

SENER delivers second upgraded AB212 to Spanish military

SENER delivers second upgraded AB212 to Spanish military

4-Apr-2016Source: SENER

In the framework of the FIDAE International Air & Space Fair, the SENER engineering and technology group announced the recent delivery of the second Agusta Bell helicopter 212 (AB212) to the Spanish Ministry of Defense’s DGAM (Directorate General of Armament and Material). This is part of a modernization project that SENER is carrying out in... Read more

Canada approves Onboard Systems Non-Rotating Cargo Hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212, 412

Canada approves Onboard Systems Non-Rotating Cargo Hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212, 412

6-Mar-2016Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its non-rotating cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 & 412 aircraft have received certification from Transport Canada. Onboard received FAA certification for these cargo hook kits in December 2015; EASA certification for Europe is still pending.... Read more

Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

1-Mar-2016Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has doubled the size of its in-house hydraulics facility, expanding the bandwidth for its Bell 206 and 407 servo repairs, and supporting the addition of its newest service: the overhaul, repair and exchange of Bell 212/412, AS350 and AS355 hydraulics. “With the Bell 206... Read more

Vector to support Eagle Copter PT6T Engines

Vector to support Eagle Copter PT6T Engines

29-Feb-2016Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Eagle Copters Ltd. to provide repair, overhaul, testing, modification, and other services as required on Eagle Copter’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T power sections and combining gearboxes. “We are... Read more

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

29-Feb-2016Source: Trakka

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has submitted EASA and FAA STC data packages for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the following helicopter variants, and anticipates final approvals shortly: AS365N series, Bell 212, 412HP, 412EP, 206, 407, Airbus H145 This represents a major investment by Trakka Systems to provide customers with... Read more

AEM and VIH add options to Master Control Panel

AEM and VIH add options to Master Control Panel

23-Feb-2016Source: VIH

After a review of feedback from Bell 212 operators and potential customers of the MCP01, AEM andVIH Aerospace have reduced pricing and provided multiple configurations of the product to better suit the needs of individual aircraft/operator’s as well as the general B212 marketplace. The new ‘customer-driven’ configurations allow selection of the MCP01 solution that best... Read more

FB Heliservices selling three ex-UK military Bell 212s

FB Heliservices selling three ex-UK military Bell 212s

15-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

FB Heliservices have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are progressing with a sale of three Bell 212 helicopters to an as-yet-unidentified customer.  The helicopters had previously been operated by FBH under contract to the British Army in Kenya, and arrived back to their base at Middle Wallop in the UK in November and December 2015. ... Read more

FAA certifies Onboard Systems Non-Rotating hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412

FAA certifies Onboard Systems Non-Rotating hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412

7-Dec-2015Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its non-rotating cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA. Onboard will also submit these systems to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively.... Read more

FlightSafety Bell 212/412 Level-D simulator enters service in Dallas

FlightSafety Bell 212/412 Level-D simulator enters service in Dallas

18-Nov-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety announces the start of training using its new interchangeable Bell Helicopter 212/412EP simulator. The simulator was recently qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. It is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to further enhance and expand our Bell Helicopter training programs in Dallas,” said... Read more

San Bernardino County Bell 212 upgraded by Vector

San Bernardino County Bell 212 upgraded by Vector

29-Oct-2015Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce its completion of a modification and upgrade for the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s (SBCSD) Bell 212 aircraft. Modifications to this aircraft included avionics, airframe, and tailboom structural modifications required for the installation of a new... Read more

EASA approves Aeronautical Accessories products for Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429

EASA approves Aeronautical Accessories products for Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429

9-Sep-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429. The products include: Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna Kit Bell... Read more

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

11-Aug-2015Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has extended the time between overhauls (TBO) for its TALON® MC Cargo Hook Kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 412 and UH-1 aircraft to six years or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first. Previously, the cargo hook kits... Read more

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

10-Jun-2015Source: VIH

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has delivered its latest custom helicopter paint job on a Bell 205 for its US-based customer Helimax Aviation on June 1st, 2015. Helimax Aviation (www.helimaxaviation.com) specializes in providing a variety of aerial support services including passenger transport; forestry firefighting... Read more

Helimax Aviation Expanding Its McClellan Airport Base

Helimax Aviation Expanding Its McClellan Airport Base

4-Jun-2015Source: AHSAFA

In a major move to streamline its operations, Helimax Aviation is expanding its long-time base of operations at McClellan Airport, in Sacramento, with the opening of a renovated 40,000 square foot hangar, expected to be on line by late June or early July of this year. The company, owned by Chris Turner, a Michigan-based entrepreneur,... Read more

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

30-Apr-2015Source: Sunset Aviation Service

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate... Read more

FAA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel on Bell 212

FAA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel on Bell 212

1-Mar-2015Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services (Heli-Expo Booth # 3837) has received a Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an aftermarket replacement Master Caution Panel (Model #: MCP01) for the Bell 212 series helicopter (STC#: # SR03503NY). European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approvals are... Read more

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

5-Jan-2015Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able... Read more

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

18-Jul-2014Source: Héroux-Devtek

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX), (“Héroux-Devtek” or the “Corporation”), a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has renewed an important multi-year contract with Bell Helicopter for the manufacturing of components and assemblies for several helicopter programs. Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will manufacture the main rotor hub and the tail... Read more

Eagle Copters Australasia to showcase Eagle Single at Rotortech

Eagle Copters Australasia to showcase Eagle Single at Rotortech

15-May-2014Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Australasia will feature its Eagle Single helicopter at Rotortech 2014, May 24 and  25, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The Eagle Single is a recent entrant into the Bell Medium Lift Helicopter market and is an STC conversion of the Bell 212 helicopter from a twin engine to a single engine. Eagle Copter... Read more

EASA approves Dart Left Hand PIC for Bell 205/212

EASA approves Dart Left Hand PIC for Bell 205/212

21-Apr-2014Source: Dart Aerospace

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded DART Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Left Hand Pilot in Command. The STC has been approved for Bell 205 and 212 aircraft. The DART Aerospace Left Hand Pilot in Command allows operators to bring the left hand pilot position to the same operational level... Read more

Eagle Copters Australasia offers advantages with leasing

Eagle Copters Australasia offers advantages with leasing

31-Mar-2014Source: Eagle Copters

When it comes to helicopters, leasing is fast becoming the preferred option compared to purchasing, proving substantial benefits for organisations such as lower capital investment, no exposure to residual value risk and tax-deductible lease payments. Having flexible lease terms provides better alignment of cash outflows with income and the ability to manage fleets according to... Read more

Ascent Aerospace Certifies Helitank Firefighting System

Ascent Aerospace Certifies Helitank Firefighting System

23-Feb-2014Source: Ascent Aerospace

Ascent Aerospace announces the STC certification and production launch of the Ascent 50001C helitank system for Bell 212 helicopters. Forest fire management agencies around the world are making increased use of helicopter mounted tanks ‘helitank’ to rapidly attack wildfires before they can get out of control. Ascent’s 360 US gallon (1360 litre) helitank was designed... Read more

InterMountain Helicopter spends $450K upgrading 39-year old Bell 212

InterMountain Helicopter spends $450K upgrading 39-year old Bell 212

19-Feb-2014Source: AHSAFA

Aerial firefighting specialist InterMountain Helicopter is putting its only aircraft, a Bell 212 HP, through an estimated $450,000 retrofit involving airframe modification, an avionics upgrade and engine replacement in preparation for this year’s fire season.  Of that amount, some $70,000 will be spent to meet US Forest Service (USFS) contractual mandates. “It is very unusual for a company of... Read more

Eagle Single launched for sale or lease in Australia

Eagle Single launched for sale or lease in Australia

26-Jan-2014Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Australasia brings the EAGLE Single as a new entrant into the Bell Medium Lift helicopter market offering unmatched performance with increased reliability. Based at Coffs Harbour Airport and led by Managing Director, Grant Boyter, and Chief Engineer, Rohan Schallmeiner, Eagle Copters Australasia offers helicopter leasing, sales and support services. Eagle Copters Australasia is... Read more

Bell commercial deliveries 13% up in 2013, profits down 10%

Bell commercial deliveries 13% up in 2013, profits down 10%

23-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

As parent company Textron reports it’s fourth quarter numbers, so they release the quarterly report on production volumes at Bell Helicopter.  While military production continues fairly flat (and is predicted to near halve), so they have been compensated by commercial helicopter deliveries up 13% from 188 to 213 units.  This covers Bell 206L3, 212, 407,... Read more

Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

20-Jan-2014Source: Tiger Tugs

Tiger Tugs announces the introduction of their new model 12.0 helicopter mover.  The new Model 12 can handle helicopters weighing up to 12,000 lbs.  This tug is ideal for handling aircraft like the Bell 212 and 412 safely and easily.  With our unique wireless remote control system you can maneuver your helicopter in tight hangar spaces effortlessly while... Read more

INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

2-Jan-2014Source: INAER

INAER Spain will take over the maintenance of the Armed Forces’ fleet of AB 212 helicopters. The contract was awarded through a public competition by the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) and will last three years with the option of a two year extension. INAER has already taken delivery of the first AB 212 at its... Read more

INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

20-Dec-2013Source: Avincis

The helicopter used as prototype in the AB212 Helicopter Life Extension Program of the Spanish Navy (PEVH-AB212) took to the air for its first test flight. This milestone caps off more than three years of concept development, led by the Spanish Navy, with the resulting project being awarded at the end of 2011 to the... Read more

SkyTrac Systems demonstrates flight exceedances in real-time

SkyTrac Systems demonstrates flight exceedances in real-time

16-Dec-2013Source: SkyTrac Systems

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce the successful flight test of their Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system in a Bell 212 with Skyline Helicopters Ltd. SkyTrac’s engineers were on site to conduct a test flight with Skyline to demonstrate rotor and engine component exceedances. SkyTrac’s FDM system – including an ISAT-200A, Cockpit Display Unit (CDU)... Read more

First two upgraded AB212s handed over to Austrian Army

First two upgraded AB212s handed over to Austrian Army

7-Nov-2013Source: Austrian Armed Forces

[electronic translation]   Defense Minister Gerald Klug presented the first two modernized transport helicopter Agusta Bell 212 at the Air Support Command.Especially the avionics systems and the on-board equipment were replaced. Extensive modification Through the use of night vision goggles new flight safety at night and in poor visibility has been increased. Also, the self-protection ability has... Read more

Coast to Coast Helicopters Chooses Latitude’s IONode™ for Flight Data Monitoring

Coast to Coast Helicopters Chooses Latitude’s IONode™ for Flight Data Monitoring

8-Aug-2013Source: Latitude Technologies

Latitude Technologies is very pleased to announce that Coast to Coast Helicopters, one of Canada’s largest air fleet operators, has selected Latitude’s IONode FDM system for installation on a Bell 212 going into service for Coast to Coast subsidiary Mustang Helicopters based in Blackfalds, Alberta.  The installation includes a Latitude SkyNode S200 Satcom voice, messaging, and... Read more

FAA STC for Bell 212 agricultural spray system

FAA STC for Bell 212 agricultural spray system

5-Aug-2013Source: Simplex

Simplex® Aerospace announced today it has received FAA STC number SR02276SE for their latest agricultural spray system for the Bell 212 helicopter. The spray system, Simplex® Aerospace Model 204, is a next generation spray system integrating several of Simplex® Aerospace’s newly developed agricultural spray technologies. Simplex is the sole producer of FAA STC’d spray systems... Read more

Canada approves Latitude Flight Data Monitoring on Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412

Canada approves Latitude Flight Data Monitoring on Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412

9-Jul-2013Source: Latitude Technologies

Latitude Technologies continues to push forward expanding the company’s portfolio of IONode™ Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system STCs, announcing the addition of a Transport Canada STC for the IONode ION100 advanced data acquisition unit for Bell medium helicopters including the Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412 model types.  This is the first IONode standalone... Read more

Tanzania Approves Starlite’s Air Service Licence

Tanzania Approves Starlite’s Air Service Licence

13-Jun-2013Source: Starlite

Starlite have announced that their application to operate non-scheduled charter and aerial work services in Tanzania was recently granted by the Board of Directors of the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority. Starlite was awarded the licence owing to their compliance with the rules and regulations, laid down by the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority. Starlite offers expert... Read more

Dart announces skidtube step for medium Bells

Dart announces skidtube step for medium Bells

11-Jun-2013Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce the launch of a skidtube step that provides a flat non-slip surface to stand on, increasing security for hoist operator or spotters for the Bell Medium aircraft.  The step received approval from Transport Canada, FAA, EASA, and Japan. The Skidtube Step installs on the DART Round-I-Beam™ Skidtubes and installs... Read more

Van Horn to develop composite tail blades for Bell 212/412

Van Horn to develop composite tail blades for Bell 212/412

7-Mar-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Van Horn Aviation to develop a composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 212 and Bell 412 product lines. Van Horn Aviation has agreed to design, certify and manufacture the rotor blades with Bell Helicopter Engineering participating... Read more

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

5-Mar-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace opens Heli-Expo 2013 with 600 FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems sold to date, and a rapidly expanding military presence. Overall, the company continues to deliver strong growth. Sales increased over 30 percent in 2012, and BLR’s global military footprint skyrocketed with large fleet-wide conversion sales to Colombia, Peru, Pakistan, and the... Read more

FlightSafety now offers B212/412/430 training in Dallas

FlightSafety now offers B212/412/430 training in Dallas

3-Mar-2013Source: FlightSafety

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

Cadorath announces 178 new Bell extended repairs

Cadorath announces 178 new Bell extended repairs

20-Feb-2013Source: Cadorath Aerospace

Cadorath Aerospace announcedit’s development of 178 new Bell Helicopter repairs in 2012. The Cadorath Aerospace design and engineering department continues to develop approved repairs for the Bell Helicopter line numbering close to a total of 900 repairs now available. Cadorath Aerospace completed a long list of new extended repairs throughout 2012 on the Bell Helicopter... Read more

Sikorsky Helitech partners with Euravia to support P&WC PT6T engines in Australasia

Sikorsky Helitech partners with Euravia to support P&WC PT6T engines in Australasia

14-Jan-2013Source: Euravia

EURAVIA is pleased to announce the signing of a two year teaming agreement with SIKORSKY HELITECH, Australia to provide P&WC PT6T engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Lancashire, England, EURAVIA specialises in aftermarket services for a wide range of P&WC PT6 engines. The strategic partnership will support... Read more

PCS Aerospace to oversee upgrade of six Congolese Bell 212s

PCS Aerospace to oversee upgrade of six Congolese Bell 212s

20-Nov-2012Source: PCS Aerospace

PCS Aerospace & Marketing is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to handle the overhaul and upgrade of six Bell 212 helicopters, including airframe, components, MANT turbines for the company of the Republic of Congo. It’s a big step for our company growth, establishing important precedents quality aviation industry, civil, commercial and military... Read more

Simplex STC allows fire helicopter to transport passengers

Simplex STC allows fire helicopter to transport passengers

19-Sep-2012Source: Simplex Aerospace

Simplex Aerospace has received FAA STC for a hover refill pump storage latching system, called the Aft Hook™. The Aft Hook™ allows firefighting helicopter operators to store the 5″ hover pump during flight and deploy the pump upon arrival at a water fill source. When installed on a Simplex Fire Attack system equipped helicopter, the... Read more

Brazil certifies BLR Aerospace’s FastFin on B204, 205 and 212

Brazil certifies BLR Aerospace’s FastFin on B204, 205 and 212

15-Aug-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

 The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 204, 205 and 212 helicopters. ANAC certification for BLR’s Bell 412 FastFin system is forthcoming. Brazilian operators of these Bell medium helicopters may now join their worldwide counterparts in realizing significant performance... Read more

Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

1-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

EASA approves BLR FastFin system for Bell 212s

EASA approves BLR FastFin system for Bell 212s

18-Apr-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 212 helicopters.  Certification for Bell 204s and 205s is imminent, and EASA certification of BLR’s best-selling Bell 412 FastFin System is in work. European operators of these Bell medium helicopters may now join... Read more

Canada’s TSB highlights helmets again in Bell 212 accident report

Canada’s TSB highlights helmets again in Bell 212 accident report

20-Mar-2012Source: TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final investigation report (A11W0070) into the loss of control and collision with the water involving a helicopter operated by Campbell Helicopters Ltd. that occurred on Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta, on 20 May 2011. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the helicopter, died in the crash. Mid–afternoon on the 20 of May... Read more

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

20-Mar-2012Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Run-on Landing Wearplates for Bell 205/210/212/214/412 and UH-1H series of aircraft. DAS Run-on Landing Wearplates feature an easy thru-bolt installation which makes installation or replacement quick and easy, eliminates clamps over the skidtube and prevents the... Read more

Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

1-Mar-2012Source: Aero Products

Despite the continued economic downturn, Aero Products Component Services, Inc. decided to meet the challenge head on by combining capital investments and customer journey mapping to enrich their customer’s experience. “It makes sense to acknowledge the current economic situation”, said Ted Johnson, President of Aero Products. “We understand that times are tough and people are... Read more

Bell to refurbish Royal Thai Army 212s

Bell to refurbish Royal Thai Army 212s

15-Feb-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it received a contract to modify and refurbish eight Royal Thai Army Bell 212 helicopters.  Bell Helicopter Asia will work with Bell Helicopter’s independent representative Royal Airport Services on this in-country program. “Modifying and refurbishing these Bell 212s will provide the Royal Thai Army improved... Read more

Van Horn Aviation Unveils Bell 412/212 Tail Rotor Blade Prototype

Van Horn Aviation Unveils Bell 412/212 Tail Rotor Blade Prototype

13-Feb-2012Source: Van Horn Aviation

Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) will display a prototype of its new Bell 412/212 tail rotor blade here at Heli-Expo Booth No. 9651. Designed by VHA engineers in collaboration with Bell Helicopter Textron representatives, the new tail rotor blade is predicted to increase tail rotor authority while reducing pilot workload and eliminating inspections... Read more

FAA approves Vector’s Bell 205/212 “Glass Cockpit” installation

FAA approves Vector’s Bell 205/212 “Glass Cockpit” installation

12-Feb-2012Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, (Heli-Expo Booth # 7139) a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been granted a Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) # SR03043NY for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS, or “glass cockpit... Read more

First delivery With Universal Avionics’ flightdeck is Bell 212 from Panama

First delivery With Universal Avionics’ flightdeck is Bell 212 from Panama

11-Feb-2012Source: Universal Avionics

With a newly-integrated flightdeck based on Universal Avionics Flat Panel Displays, Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (National Aeronaval Service – SENAN) of Panama took delivery of the first of five Bell 212 helicopter variants this past month. The Helitech Support Services digital modernization of the Bell 212 was designed with the assistance of Maxcraft Avionics. The totally... Read more

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