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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

Guyana Defence Force receive a new Bell 412EPI

Guyana Defence Force receive a new Bell 412EPI

16-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

On Saturday 13th March, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) received a new Bell 412EPI following a delivery flight from the Bell plant in Fort Worth, Texas. In a ceremony at Base Camp Ayanganna, the President His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali noted that he has kept an earlier promise made to the Guyana Defence Force, to... Read more

Bell marks 40 years of the 412

Bell marks 40 years of the 412

21-Jan-2021Source: Bell

To date, there have been more than 1,100 Bell 412s delivered across the globe, logging over 6.5 million flight hours. Since the introduction of the Bell 412 in 1981, Bell has developed 11 different variants, the latest being the recently unveiled Subaru Bell 412 EPX. The evolution of the Bell 412 is a testament to... 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

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

18-Sep-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, at “Carlos Curbelo” Naval Air Base in Punta del Este, a ceremony was held to welcome the first of two AB412s acquired by the Uruguay Navy. The event was attended by the President of the Republic, Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou, Defence Minister Dr. Javier Garcia, Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defense Colonel Rivera... 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

Triumph To Provide Mechanical Flight Controls For Multiple Bell Platforms

Triumph To Provide Mechanical Flight Controls For Multiple Bell Platforms

24-Jun-2020Source: Triumph Group

Triumph Group [NYSE: TGI] announced that its Triumph Systems & Support business unit has been awarded a five-year contract from Bell Textron, Inc. for the supply of mechanical flight controls for multiple commercial helicopter platforms, including the Bell 429, Bell 412 and Bell 407. The contract is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) award that will... Read more

AAT delivers first Bell 412 EMS interior to Montenegro military

AAT delivers first Bell 412 EMS interior to Montenegro military

15-Jun-2020Source: Air Ambulance Technology

Air Ambulance Technology delivers first Bell 412 Kit to Montenegro Armed Forces. (Vojska Crne Gora) Montenegro, with its beautiful beaches and mountainous terrain, benefits from powerful and agile helicopters to help cope not only with natural disasters, but also cover patient transport for residents and tourists when the need may be. In 2018, Montenegro was... 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

Astronautics to provide integrated flight display system for Bell 412EPX

Astronautics to provide integrated flight display system for Bell 412EPX

11-Feb-2020Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America will provide its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system for SUBARU Corporation’s new SUBARU BELL 412EPX, the latest version of the 412 series.  SUBARU, in partnership with Bell, is developing the SUBARU BELL 412EPX which is utilized for UH-X as a replacement for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s UH-1J fleet. Astronautics’... Read more

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

28-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft during Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. “Bell is committed to incorporating the latest technologies into our products to further improve the performance, cost of operations and support the lifecycle of aircraft,” said Susan... 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

Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

30-Dec-2019Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems, the leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers, announced that the IDU-680 EFIS displays earned FAA Supplemental Type Certification for the Bell 412EP and 412 helicopters. The architecture for these platforms includes four IDU-680s with full avionics integration, and EICAS engine and warning displays.  The Level A certified IDU-680 EFIS utilizes... Read more

Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

30-Jan-2019Source: Canadian Government

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is making investments to re-capitalize and extend the life of equipment to ensure our women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have the equipment they need to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) core missions. In support of this,... Read more

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

9-Nov-2018Source: Genaire

Genaire is proud to expand it’s fuel cell repair capabilities to now include Bell Helicopters Models 412 and 214. The care and maintenance of an aircraft’s fuel cell is an incredibly important responsibility. To ensure we are providing the best possible service, we have developed proprietary testing methods that have allowed us to repair all... Read more

Montenegrin Air Force adds three Bell 412s

Montenegrin Air Force adds three Bell 412s

1-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Armed Forces of Montenegro have recently held an event to mark the arrival of three Bell 412 helicopters into their fleet, following on a contract signed on 30th January 2018.  After evaluating both the Airbus H145M and the Leonardo AW139, Montenegro reportedly picked the Bell proposal to ensure they stayed within their budget of... Read more

Bell and SUBARU announce their collaboration

Bell and SUBARU announce their collaboration

20-Jul-2018Source: Bell Flight

At a ceremony held at Farnborough Air Show today, BELL HELICOPTER, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and SUBARU Corporation announced their collaboration on a commercial enhancement of the BELL 412 EPI, which was type-certified this month as the 412 EPX, in support of the Japan UH-X program. In 2015, Bell’s long-term partner, SUBARU (formerly known as Fuji... Read more

New developments for the Bell 412

New developments for the Bell 412

20-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Bell has plans for a new version of their popular 412 twin.  On 8th December, Bell Canada registered C-FYVM with MSN 39101, a big departure from their current MSN series which started at 37001 and currently runs to 37039 for the 412EPI.  Although listed as a 412EP, this newly registered aircraft is marked as “Experimental”.... 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

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

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

30-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Analysis of Bell’s delivery data from the quarterly financial statements of parent company Textron show a marked 35% drop in commercial helicopter deliveries in 2016 with 114 units compared to 175 in 2015.  It is important to look at a further level of detail in these numbers, as Bell clearly make a wide range of... Read more

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

18-Oct-2016Source: DFES

Western Australia’s RAC Rescue notched up its 5,000th mission this week, with the service playing a pivotal role over the past 13 years to provide life-saving medical treatment. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Gary Gifford said one of the most common tasks RAC Rescue has attended over the years is road... 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

Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

13-Oct-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is proud to formally announce that the first Bell 412EPI in Japan delivered first quarter 2016 to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency has entered into service. Aomori Prefecture was also the first customer to receive a Bell 412EP in Japan at the start of its... Read more

Able Aerospace adds Agusta-Bell 412 to capabilities

Able Aerospace adds Agusta-Bell 412 to capabilities

11-Oct-2016Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of Agusta Bell 412 component repairs and overhauls to its broad menu of rotor wing MRO capabilities. The announcement expands Able’s trademark cost savings and repair benefits to the Agusta-branded 412 platform, which is located largely in Europe and South America. “Able... Read more

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

19-Aug-2016Source: Maltese Government

An air ambulance service was inaugurated earlier this morning at Xewkija Heliport in Gozo. This inauguration follows the initiation of works at Gozo General Hospital a few weeks ago as part of a multimillion project to overhaul the health services in Gozo, including the rebuilding of the hospital. The helicopter forms part of Vitals Global... Read more

Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

22-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell announced today that its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added the Crew Mobility Restraint Kit as part of its product line-up for Bell 412 and the Bell 412EP aircraft. The new kit recently received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA. The Crew Mobility Restraint Kit is a safety feature for law enforcement and search... Read more

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

22-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell announced the successful demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI in Vietnam. The demo was organized with the support of the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) at Gia Lam airport in Hanoi. “Bell Helicopter continues to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market, and we see potential for our modern, multi-mission capable aircraft in this region,”... 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

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

27-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following its recent demonstration flights in Nepal, Bell have taken the 412EPI to the Royal Thai Army’s Aviation Day held June 14 at Sa Phan Nak Aero, Royal Thai Army Aviation Centre at Lopburi. They took the opportunity to present the aircraft to visitors at the event. “The Bell 412EPI continues to attract customers worldwide... Read more

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

17-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The mountainous kingdom of Nepal is well known for Mount Everest, but last year became the focus point of a significant relief effort after a massive earthquake.  After that natural disaster, the Nepalese Army added two Mil Mi-17s to the one they already had, but that exacerbates a problem of having a small fleet spread... Read more

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

6-Jun-2016Source: Cobham

Cobham have announced the signing of a contract with QinetiQ for the provision of helicopter support to the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron (RWTES).  Both of these organisations are are jointly operated by QinetiQ and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Long-Term Partnering Agreement. Cobham will... Read more

Bell Singapore completes 5,000hr inspections on two Australian 412s

Bell Singapore completes 5,000hr inspections on two Australian 412s

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bell has announced that its facility in Singapore successfully completed 5,000 hour inspections and customization for two Bell 412EPs for a private customer located in Australia. “Our Singapore facility continues to drive growth in heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul for customers throughout the region,” said Mike Greene, general manager for Bell Helicopter’s Singapore facility. “This... 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

Bell starts five month Asia Pacific tour with 412EPi

Bell starts five month Asia Pacific tour with 412EPi

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bell Helicopter last demonstrated the Bell 412’s capability in 2013 in the region and since then has attracted a number of customers including the Philippine Department of National Defense and the Government of Uttar Pradesh in India. There are currently more than 150 Bell 412 variants operating throughout Asia Pacific across a range of mission... Read more

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

10-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following the recent gradual disbandment of UK military SAR, the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the DHFS. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become the maritime and... 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

Bell launches 412SP to 412HP upgrade kit

Bell launches 412SP to 412HP upgrade kit

10-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has introduced a newly available kit that allows customers to upgrade their current Bell 412SP to the 412HP configuration – increasing aircraft performance and reducing customers’ cost. The new 412HP upgrade kit provides an additional 165 horsepower available at the main rotor, allowing out-of-ground-effect hover performance to... 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

Bell report 2015 production data

Bell report 2015 production data

29-Feb-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces global deliveries as part of its 2015 performance results. In 2015, Bell Helicopter delivered 175 aircraft, a combination of its current production products as follows: 52 x Bell 429 12 x Bell 412 (EP/EPI) 99 x Bell 407 (GX/GXP) 12 x Bell 206L4 Regional deliveries include: 28... 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

Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

23-Feb-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2016. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell Helicopter plans to... Read more

Bell delivers 412EP to Government of Uttar Pradesh

Bell delivers 412EP to Government of Uttar Pradesh

15-Feb-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 412EP with STC SR09600RC (Bell 412EPI) to the Government of Uttar Pradesh in India. The aircraft will be used for VIP transportation throughout the region. The Bell Helicopter team delivered the Bell 412EP in early December at the State... Read more

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

18-Jan-2016Source: RACQ CareFlight

In an important milestone for RACQ CareFlight Rescue, its Toowoomba-based Bell 412 XCO helicopter today celebrates 24 years of lifesaving service. Affectionately known as “Clive” after well-known philanthropist Clive Berghofer or “Oscar”, the helicopter joined CareFlight’s operational fleet in 2009 as South West Queensland’s dedicated rescue chopper. Since then, Oscar has kept a watchful eye... 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

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

26-Nov-2015Source: Tribune

The Punjab government has decided to purchase two new aircraft for VVIP movement, The Express Tribune has learnt. See full story... Read more

Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

18-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has today announced the US State Dept approval for a Foreign Military Sale of four Bell 412EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million. The Government of Argentina reportedly intends to use these aircraft for search and rescue operations, humanitarian assistance and... 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

Lord Corporation starts Bell 412 spindle exchange program

Lord Corporation starts Bell 412 spindle exchange program

6-Oct-2015Source: LORD Corporation

The original component manufacturer and leader in aftermarket support services for elastomeric components and systems – now offers an exchange program for the Bell Helicopter 412 Spindle and Damper Bearing Assembly (Bell part number 412-010-190-105). The Spindle and Damper Bearing Assembly consists of an elastomeric bearing, which is directly bonded to a life limited metallic... Read more

BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

6-Oct-2015Source: BLR

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace Fast Fin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AgustaWestland’s AB412 helicopter. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification is imminent, according to Dave Marone, the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Marone also announced the appointment of Agrarflug Helilift as... Read more

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

5-Oct-2015Source: Heli One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been awarded a new contract by the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA). Heli-One will complete a 5,000 Flight Hour inspection on two of the agency’s Bell helicopters, followed by a full strip and repaint with defect rectification. The work will be... 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

SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

4-Sep-2015Source: abc News

The SouthCare helicopter has just completed its busiest ever year since it began operating in 1998. See Full Story... Read more

LORD Institutes Groundbreaking Warranty for Bell 412 Operators

LORD Institutes Groundbreaking Warranty for Bell 412 Operators

24-Aug-2015Source: Lord Corp

LORD Corporation has introduced a new 5-year/2,500-hour service life warranty for Bell Helicopter Model 412 hub elastomeric components. The warranty demonstrates LORD Corporation’s confidence in service life improvements realized through use of its improved SPE IIA elastomer. Comparative endurance tests confirm that the Bell 412 Spindle and Pivot Bearings manufactured with SPE IIA will have significant... Read more

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

18-Aug-2015Source: Bell

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND).  The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base. “We are proud to deliver the final of eight Bell 412EP... Read more

Able launches two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing

Able launches two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing

13-Aug-2015Source: Able

Able Aerospace Services has introduced two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing: an FAA approved PMA and the company’s first overhaul and exchange solution for the OEM part. This announcement expands Able’s already broad elastomerics program, including comprehensive alternatives for the Bell 407. “We are a long-standing, one-source elastomerics solution for Bell owners... 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

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

16-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Bell 412 helicopter. “Our King Air pilots have experienced consistently high quality training and support from FlightSafety for years, so they were our first choice to support us launching the Bell 412 program,” said Officer Kevin Gallagher,... Read more

Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

29-Jun-2015Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce today that the company has contracted with Chilcott, Inc. to provide flight currency training for the Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya (FAU or Uruguayan Air Force helicopter pilots). The training will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Under the agreement, Erickson pilot instructors will... Read more

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

23-Jun-2015Source: Bell

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Europe to the Czech Police. The helicopter will be used for search and rescue missions and is expected to be delivered by the end of the year. “The BELL 412 EPI is one of the most reliable, rugged... Read more

Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

23-Jun-2015Source: News Castle Star

LAKE Macquarie Airport will soon become home to a Westpac Rescue Helicopter base. See Full Story... Read more

Bell 412 helicopter arrives in Chongqing

Bell 412 helicopter arrives in Chongqing

12-Jun-2015Source: CQnews

On June 9th, in the aviation industrial park located in Liangjiang New Area’s Longxing Industrial Park, technicians were debugging the American Bell 412 helicopter that just arrived in Chongqing. See Full Story... Read more

Transport Canada approves five products from Aeronautical Accessories

Transport Canada approves five products from Aeronautical Accessories

8-Jun-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approved five product offerings that will be distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories TM brand. TCCA’s approval is for multiple kits and accessories for the Bell 407, 412, and 429: FLIR Star Safire Kit, Model 429 External Hoist Kit, Model... Read more

Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

12-May-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Japan to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency. “The Bell 412 is known around the world for its rugged reliability to perform the toughest of missions, and the new EPI offers improved performance with a state-of-the-art integrated avionics suite... 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

Bell delivers 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation

Bell delivers 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation

28-Apr-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of a Bell 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA). The helicopter is the first certified Bell 412 type aircraft to operate in China and will be used for fire-fighting missions. A delivery ceremony was held at Bell Helicopter’s customization and delivery center in... Read more

Wisk Air unveils new $4M helicopter

Wisk Air unveils new $4M helicopter

28-Apr-2015Source: CBCnews

Wisk Air, of Thunder Bay, unveiled a new $4 million helicopter Friday. The company says is one of only 12 of its kind in Canada. See Full Story... Read more

Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

30-Mar-2015Source: Snowy Hydro SouthCare

Update from Snowy Hydro SouthCare Facebook page :- It is with great pleasure that we can announce the new Chief Executive Officer of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter is Cancer support advocate and former award-winning ABC journalist and television presenter Mr Chris Kimball. The high-profile media professional, television commentator, public speaker and fundraiser has... Read more

Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

20-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced the delivery of a Bell 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. The sale and delivery are the first conducted through Bell Helicopter’s new office in Tokyo. A delivery ceremony was held at the customer’s facility near the Fukuoka airport yesterday. “We honor our long-standing relationship... Read more

INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

9-Mar-2015Source: INAER

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Magrama) awarded contracts to INAER for four of the five helicopters providing firefighting, surveillance and forest fire coordination services for the 2015 winter-spring season. This service will remain active during the months of March, April and part of May. The aircraft resources for this new contract include... Read more

Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

4-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of four Bell 429s configured for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) to the National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract was signed by NOCAD Executive Director Mr. Garvin Heerah... Read more

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