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Japan approves BLR FastFin on Bell 412EP

Japan approves BLR FastFin on Bell 412EP

3-Jan-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau has approved the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on Bell 412EP helicopters. Nagano FFDR (Fire Fighting, Disaster, Relief, and Rescue) has selected the FastFin System for its Bell 412EP helicopter and will become the nation’s first operator to install and use the system. Nagano... Read more

Bell 412 tows 4,600 sq.metre banner – again

Bell 412 tows 4,600 sq.metre banner – again

11-Dec-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that a Bell 412, owned by Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, flew along the shore of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while displaying the world’s largest aerial banner in celebration of UAE’s National Day on December 2. “This is our 5th year of flying... Read more

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

28-Nov-2012Source: CareFlight

National aeromedical charity CareFlight has been selected by the NSW Government to fly medical teams from the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) from January next year. Starting on 1 January, CareFlight will provide two helicopters to fly the NETS teams and patients from all over NSW to leading metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, Newcastle... Read more

Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 50 years

Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 50 years

28-Nov-2012Source: Air Ambulance Victoria

Air Ambulance Victoria has marked its 50th year of flying patients in critical life-threatening emergencies with a special celebration at Essendon Airport. Over 100 people attended, including Minister for Health David Davis, Ambulance Victoria CEO Greg Sassella, past patients and their families, past and current staff including flight paramedics, pilots, navigators and members from emergency... Read more

CAE Bell 412 simulator in Mexico earns FAA Level-D approval

CAE Bell 412 simulator in Mexico earns FAA Level-D approval

1-Nov-2012Source: CAE

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulation has qualified the CAE Bell 412 full-flight simulator (FFS) in Toluca, Mexico to Level D, the highest standard for flight simulation training devices. The simulator was initially approved by Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). CAE Mexico is Mexico’s first helicopter training facility to use an... Read more

Nigerian Police add two more Bell 412s

Nigerian Police add two more Bell 412s

18-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian Police have recently added two more Bell 412EPs to bring their fleet of the type to six.  Serials 36576 and 36577 – test flown as N455ZT and N4554L – arrived last week in Lagos after shipment across the Atlantic.  Both aircraft are shown on the FAA register as 2011 builds and have yet... Read more

CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

16-Sep-2012Source: Australian Aviation

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has welcomed a partnership with Aviation Australia what will see the Queensland non-profit reimbursed for $15,000 per year worth of underwater escape training at Aviation Australia’s Brisbane Airport facility. (see full story)... Read more

FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

2-Aug-2012Source: FB Heliservices

Cobham Aviation Services joint venture FB Heliservices has been awarded a two year contract to provide helicopter flying training to the Albanian Ministry of Defence. FB Heliservices will provide a series of courses which will provide multi-engine type conversion, glass cockpit familiarisation, instrument flying and Search And Rescue training to 12 Albanian Air Force pilots... Read more

NYPD takes delivery of counter-terrorism Bell 412

NYPD takes delivery of counter-terrorism Bell 412

4-Jul-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of a Bell 412 helicopter to the New York Police Department. The NYPD currently has three Bell 412s in service for a variety of missions ranging from search and rescue at sea to gathering intelligence and more recently, combating terrorism. “The mission has... Read more

Two firefighting helicopters crash in Spain

Two firefighting helicopters crash in Spain

3-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

A Bell 412 and a PZL Sokol crashed yesterday in Spain in separate incidents.  Both were firefighting.  The sole-occupant pilot in the Bell 412 was sadly killed, while both crew in the Sokol survived with injuries.  Both helicopters were operated by INAER. We will track updates in the two incidents in our accident pages.  HeliHub.com... Read more

Griffons provide fire power in Exercise Maple Strike

Griffons provide fire power in Exercise Maple Strike

4-Jun-2012Source: Royal Canadian Air Force

408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton but under the command of 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., took part in Exercise Maple Strike at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright from April 15 to 27. Ex Maple Strike allowed 408 Tac Hel Sqn to participate as an asset for joint tactical air controller (JTAC) training.... Read more

EMQ Helicopter Rescue Brisbane gets new home

EMQ Helicopter Rescue Brisbane gets new home

8-May-2012Source: Queensland Government

The Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) Helicopter Rescue service will receive a boost to its frontline operational capabilities including faster response times with today’s opening of its new $1.6 million hangar at Archerfield Airport. Community Safety Minister, Jack Dempsey said the new hangar, which connects to the existing hangar at Archerfield by a taxiway, will provide... Read more

Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

13-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Not previously reported here on HeliHub.com, INAER picked up a two year contract with the State Government of Cantabria.  Covering the two calendar years of 2012 and 2013, INAER will provide a Bell 412 based at Santander for EMS and SAR work. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

Canada adds third Griffon at 5 Wing Goose Bay

Canada adds third Griffon at 5 Wing Goose Bay

12-Apr-2012Source: Canadian National Defence

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that another CH-146 Griffon helicopter will be established at 5 Wing Goose Bay. With this addition, three Griffon helicopters will now provide utility helicopter capability at 5 Wing. “A third Griffon aircraft at 5 Wing Goose Bay will have an immediate positive impact on the... 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

Falcon receives DAS Vertical Reference Door for 12th Bell 412EP

Falcon receives DAS Vertical Reference Door for 12th Bell 412EP

26-Feb-2012Source: Eagle Copters

Abu Dhabi based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) continues to lead the way in offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates by embracing innovative, safety focused improvements for their Bell 412EP Fleet.  Following the recent decision to upgrade their entire fleet with the BLR FastFin System, FAS have taken delivery of a fully customized DAS... 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

Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

11-Feb-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has become the world’s first offshore oil operator to enhance the safety and productivity of its helicopters with the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System. FAS last year began flying the first new factory-produced Bell 412EP equipped with the FastFin System. Successful... Read more

FastFin fuels record sales at BLR Aerospace

FastFin fuels record sales at BLR Aerospace

11-Feb-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

Market acceptance of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System is fueling record growth for BLR Aerospace, in large part due to OEM and operator acceptance of the FastFin System for Bell medium helicopters, according to Dave Marone, vice president of Sales and Marketing for BLR. BLR representatives will be available to discuss FastFin... Read more

Bell wins 10-year, C$640M Canadian military contract

Bell wins 10-year, C$640M Canadian military contract

18-Jan-2012Source: Providence Business News

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., was awarded a 10-year, C$640 million support services contract for the Canadian Forces CH146 Griffon fleet. (see full story)... Read more

Aero Dynamix upgrades Bell 412 NVG cockpit for Toll Remote Logistics

Aero Dynamix upgrades Bell 412 NVG cockpit for Toll Remote Logistics

18-Jan-2012Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for two Bell 412 helicopters owned and operated by the Toll Remote Logistics, Helicopter Division. Eagle Helicopters was contracted to provide comprehensive upgrades for the B412s and subcontracted NVG modifications and upgrades to Aero Dynamix. The upgraded B412s will be used for multi-mission operations. The... Read more

Atlantic Airways signs new 4 year contract with Faroe Islands Government

Atlantic Airways signs new 4 year contract with Faroe Islands Government

12-Jan-2012Source: Atlantic Airways

Atlantic Airways has signed a four-year contract with the Faroese Ministry of Fishery and Ministry of Industry to provide helicopter search and rescue (SAR) and domestic transport to the most remote islands. The helicopter service will be provided by two Bell 412 helicopters and the contract includes considerable upgrade to the standard of SAR and crisis support. The agreement is worth a total... Read more

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

5-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

In a ceremony on Tuesday at Warsaw’s Okecie Airport, the Polish Air Force VIP squadron 36SPLT (Specjalnego PuÅ‚ku Lotnictwa Transportowego = Special Air Transport Regiment) was disbanded. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Defence Czeslaw Mroczek, Chief of General Staff of the Polish Army General Mieczyslaw Cieniuch, Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. pil.... Read more

CAE Mexico training centre opens with B412 simulator

CAE Mexico training centre opens with B412 simulator

5-Jan-2012Source: CAE

CAE today announced that Mexico’s first business jet and civil helicopter training centre is open and ready for pilot training. New full-flight simulators (FFS) for the Bombardier Learjet 40/45 aircraft and the Bell 412 helicopter were recently qualified to Level D-equivalent standards by Mexico’s Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC). The new CAE training centre... Read more

Bell delivers two 412s to Sri Lanka Air Force

Bell delivers two 412s to Sri Lanka Air Force

2-Dec-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it delivered two Bell 412s to the Sri Lanka Air Force during a ceremony at its facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee. “We’ve had a strong partnership with the Sri Lanka Air Force for more than 40 years,” said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president for... Read more

Indonesian government agencies order five Bell 412s

Indonesian government agencies order five Bell 412s

1-Dec-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has received five firm orders with two potential follow-on orders for Bell 412s from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for delivery to government agencies in Indonesia. “Bell Helicopter has had a long partnership with PTDI in Indonesia,” said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president, Bell... Read more

EMQ Helicopter Rescue gets Au$10M sponsorship

EMQ Helicopter Rescue gets Au$10M sponsorship

29-Nov-2011

Rio Tinto’s sponsorship of $1M a year over the next 10 years will be in addition to what the State Government provides.  EMQ are looking at using the first year of the Rio Tinto funds to increase the fuel capacity (and thus range) of their three AW139s.  (see full story) Photos reproduced with prior permission... Read more

US Army procure a Bell 412, contract valued at $10.5M

US Army procure a Bell 412, contract valued at $10.5M

22-Nov-2011Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $10,537,813 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of one standard commercially configured Bell 412 enhanced performance helicopter with optional equipment requirements and complementary pilot and maintainer training.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas; Quebec, Canada; and Piney Flats, Tenn., with an estimated... Read more

Canadian forces complete 200th mission in Jamaica

Canadian forces complete 200th mission in Jamaica

2-Nov-2011Source: Canadian Forces

The first half of October was incredibly busy for Task Force Jamaica; the team reached a new milestone and completed our first weather-related mission since our deployment in mid-August. During the weekend of 15–16 October, while most Jamaicans were enjoying a long weekend culminating in National Heroes’ Day (celebrated annually on the third Monday in... Read more

NTSB Factual Report – 15-Oct-11 YV-O-126 Bell 412

NTSB Factual Report – 15-Oct-11 YV-O-126 Bell 412

28-Oct-2011Source: NTSB

This is the text from the Factual Report, the contents of which are the responsibility of the NTSB.  As this is not the Final Report, the details are subject to change and should not be relied upon:- On October 15, 2011, at 1933 UTC, a Bell 412SP, YV0126, registered to and operated by Electrificacion del... Read more

Bell delivers three 412s and a 429 into Mexico

Bell delivers three 412s and a 429 into Mexico

27-Oct-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has delivered four Bell aircraft into Mexico – three Bell 412s and the first Bell 429 into Mexico earlier this year. The three Bell 412s were delivered to Heliservicio Campeche to support its oil & gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Bell Helicopter... Read more

Dart announces TC approval of B412 Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator

Dart announces TC approval of B412 Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator

5-Oct-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada Approval of DART Aerospace’s Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator for the Bell 412/412EP model of aircraft.  FAA approval has been previously received. The DART Step Actuator Release System replaces electrical linear step actuators with pneumatic actuators. This modification is designed to permit the passenger steps to remain in the... Read more

Canada’s 408 Sqn celebrates its heritage

Canada’s 408 Sqn celebrates its heritage

3-Oct-2011Source: Canadian National Defence

Thirteen members from CFB Edmonton-based 408 Tactical Helicopter (TH) Squadron flew to Nanton, Alta, home of the Bomber Command Museum and the Lancaster FM159, to celebrate the Squadron’s 70th anniversary, the museum’s 25th anniversary and the unveiling of newly acquired Halifax Bomber parts. It was a weekend filled with immense passion, amazing stories and the... Read more

Fatal AB412 crash in Spain

Fatal AB412 crash in Spain

19-Sep-2011

There has been a fatal accident of an Agusta-Bell 412 in the Granada region of Spain, killing all three on board.  Although a firefighting helicopter, it was not active in that role but  on a ferry flight The HeliHub.com page for... Read more

Canadian Forces part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing closes

Canadian Forces part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing closes

23-Aug-2011Source: Canadian Forces

The Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) Air Wing officially ended its operations today at Kandahar Airfield in a ceremony attended by key leaders of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as well as the Canadian Forces (CF) members currently deployed at Kandahar Airfield.  This comes on the heels of the end of the CF’s combat... Read more

Canada sends three 412s to support Jamaica for 2011 hurricane season

Canada sends three 412s to support Jamaica for 2011 hurricane season

12-Aug-2011Source: Canadian DND

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that in response to a request from the Government of Jamaica, Canada is deploying three CH-146 Griffon tactical helicopters and 65 Canadian Forces personnel to support the Jamaica Defence Force during the 2011 hurricane season. “Our government is committed to ensuring that our Canadian Forces are... Read more

Dart announces Brazilian approval of Heli-Rappel Kit on medium Bells

Dart announces Brazilian approval of Heli-Rappel Kit on medium Bells

4-Aug-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART is pleased to announce they have received Brazilian approval for their Heli-Rappelâ„¢ Kit for the Medium Bell aircraft models. Transport Canada and FAA approvals have been previously received. Installed in the roof structure of the cabin, the Heli‑Rappelâ„¢ provides a secure and safe system for deploying personnel into the field from a hover position... Read more

Sri Lankan Air Force to buy two more Bell 412s?

Sri Lankan Air Force to buy two more Bell 412s?

4-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Local sources in the capital Colombo are reporting that that Sri Lankan Air Force are to buy two Bell 412s.  The report states that representatives are already with Bell in Texas discussing details of the acquisition. The SLAF already operates eight Bell 412s.  Unusually, the Air Force also operates pseudo civil flights under the operating... Read more

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of their Vertical Reference Door Kit

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of their Vertical Reference Door Kit

3-Aug-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART is pleased to announce that they have received Transport Canada, FAA and EASA certification for their Vertical Reference Door Kit for Bell 204/205/210/212//214/412 model of aircraft. DART’s Vertical Reference Door improves visibility and allows the pilot to maneuver with precision when conducting any sort of vertical reference work.  In addition to offering a complete... Read more

Erlanger Life Force receives CAMTS accreditation

Erlanger Life Force receives CAMTS accreditation

28-Jul-2011Source: Erlanger Health System

Erlanger Health System’s air medical program, LIFE FORCE, has received a three-year accreditation for achieving high priority in patient care and safety from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). As of July 15, 148 accredited medical services are through CAMTS. LIFE FORCE is one of three air medical services in Tennessee that... Read more

New commandant for UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

New commandant for UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

28-Jul-2011

The current Group Captain, ‘Jock’ Brown is leaving RAF Shawbury after 2 years to take up a vital and exciting role in Afghanistan. His replacement is Captain Paul Shawcross from the Royal Navy who arrives from the same role. (full story)... Read more

Brunei rejects B412 and AW139 by reducing contest to Eurocopter and Sikorsky

Brunei rejects B412 and AW139 by reducing contest to Eurocopter and Sikorsky

25-Jul-2011Source: Brunei MINDEF

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has down-selected two companies who will compete for the Support Helicopter Project (SH Poject) contract, namely Eurocopter and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky). With Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) fleet of Bell 212 and BO105 nearing the end of its operational life, the SH Project was brought about in line with... Read more

FB Heliservices to exhibit four helicopters at Helitech 2011

FB Heliservices to exhibit four helicopters at Helitech 2011

25-Jul-2011Source: FB Heliservices

FB Heliservices is pleased to confirm that it plans to attend Helitech in 2011 with four of its aircraft on show Bell 412 Griffin HARII, a Search and Rescue helicopter based on the Bell 412EP, operated by 84 Squadron RAF since 2003 at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. READ MORE about 84 Squadron… Eurocopter AS 350, a... Read more

Netherlands stops using Lynx helicopters for SAR work

Netherlands stops using Lynx helicopters for SAR work

4-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

From Friday 1st July, full responsibility for SAR work in the Netherlands passed from 860 Sqn in the Navy to 303 Sqn in the Air Force. 860 Squadron has operated Westland Lynx helicopters in this role since the late 1970s, when they superceded Wasps. The Lynx helicopters will continue with 860 Squadron in other roles,... Read more

Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Maintenance Coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Maintenance Coverage for INAER

29-Jun-2011Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

PARIS AIR SHOW – Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMP®)contract with INAER. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). INAER has further broadened their FMP®... Read more

HelicopterBuyer sources two new 2011 Bell 412s

HelicopterBuyer sources two new 2011 Bell 412s

27-Jun-2011Source: HelicopterBuyer

HelicopterBuyer, Inc. has sourced two new 2011 Bell 412 EP helicopters for an Australian client. The sale was a result of their exclusive helicopter brokerage services for Toll Remote Logistics, Pty. Ltd. based in Essendon. Mark V. Clancy, president and CEO of HelicopterBuyer, stated “We have been working with Toll Remote Logistics for an extended... Read more

NYPD Bell 412 arrives at Hunter Westpac Rescue for EMS work

NYPD Bell 412 arrives at Hunter Westpac Rescue for EMS work

17-Jun-2011

A Bell 412 previously operated by New York Police Department has completed the trip from New York via Korea to Australia – See article... Read more

Becker Avionics integrates DVCS-6100 into Bell 412s

Becker Avionics integrates DVCS-6100 into Bell 412s

27-May-2011Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected by the Houston PD Air Support Unit for integration into their newly acquired multi-mission Bell 412EP. Additionally, Australia’s Hunter Region Helicopter Rescue Service chose the DVCS for their new Bell 412EP. These aircraft are currently undergoing completion at Eagle Copters facility in Calgary Canada. The DVCS6100... Read more

Canadian 412s sent to Haiti had mechanical problems, lack of parts

Canadian 412s sent to Haiti had mechanical problems, lack of parts

24-May-2011

Situation reports covering the two-month mission show that at times, up to three of the six Griffons were unserviceable because of breakdowns, a lack of parts and inspections.    Another military post-operation report said the Griffons’ supply and movements system “for deployed operations is broken and needs to be fixed.”... Read more

CAE to add Bell 412 simulator in Mexico

CAE to add Bell 412 simulator in Mexico

16-May-2011Source: CAE

CAE today announced on the eve of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition (EBACE) that it will double the number of locations in its global business aviation training network from four to eight over the next 24 months. This will provide CAE business aviation customers with conveniently accessible training in every major region of... Read more

Snowy Hydro announces new 5 year Aus$2.5M sponsorship of SouthCare Rescue Helicopter

Snowy Hydro announces new 5 year Aus$2.5M sponsorship of SouthCare Rescue Helicopter

10-May-2011Source: Snowy Hydro

At the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Gala Ball held at the National Convention Centre on Saturday night, Snowy Hydro Limited Managing Director, Mr Terry Charlton, announced a new 5 year, major sponsorship contract worth $2.5 million. Mr Terry Charlton said, at the function, attended by more than 500 people: “There could be no better way to... Read more

FAA approves Dart LED Pulse Lights for Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412

FAA approves Dart LED Pulse Lights for Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412

26-Apr-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART is pleased to announce that they have received FAA certification for their Cargo Mirror mounted LED Pulse Lights for Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412 model of aircraft. Transport Canada and EASA approvals have been previously received. DART LED Pulse Lights install easily on any DART Dual Cargo Mirror and provide excellent forward conspicuity for all Medium Bell... Read more

Eagle Copters wins contract to provide Houston Police with a B412EP

Eagle Copters wins contract to provide Houston Police with a B412EP

20-Apr-2011Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Ltd. (ECL) has been awarded a contract to provide the City of Houston and the Houston Police Department with a fully mission equipped Bell 412EP helicopter.  In operation since 1970, the Houston Police Department Air Support Division (Helicopter Patrol Division) has grown into the second largest municipal helicopter police air support unit in... Read more

Bell Helicopter receives contracts for 41 aircraft at Heli-Expo 2011

Bell Helicopter receives contracts for 41 aircraft at Heli-Expo 2011

11-Mar-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it received 41 signed contracts at HELI-EXPO 2011 in Orlando, Fla., this past week. “This was an exceptional show for Bell Helicopter,” said John L. Garrison, president & CEO, Bell Helicopter. “Spending time with our customers and listening to their needs and direct feedback is... Read more

Canadian military report says “risky” to use Bell 412 for SAR

Canadian military report says “risky” to use Bell 412 for SAR

3-Mar-2011

A study by the Department of Defense maintains that it is risky for the Air Force to maintain the use of Griffon helicopters for search and rescue, especially in Quebec and Ontario.... Read more

Bell delivers 412EPs with Becker Avionics DVCS6100

Bell delivers 412EPs with Becker Avionics DVCS6100

24-Feb-2011Source: Becker Avionics

Bell Helicopter Tennessee (formally Edwards and Associates) recently delivered two new Bell 412EP Search and Rescue (SAR)/Fire Fighting helicopters to Japan with Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System installed. The DVCS6100 was chosen due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control multiple audio sources and cabin passenger positions in both helicopters. Becker’s Digital... Read more

Dart wins TC and EASA approval for LED pulse lights for Bell 412/etc

Dart wins TC and EASA approval for LED pulse lights for Bell 412/etc

9-Feb-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada and EASA approvals for their Cargo Mirror mounted LED Pulse Lights Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412 model of aircraft. FAA approval is still pending. DART LED Pulse Lights install easily on any DART Dual Cargo Mirror and provide excellent forward... Read more

Bell “Magellan” project is an upgraded 412

Bell “Magellan” project is an upgraded 412

3-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In announcing the award to Rogerson Kratos of a contract to supply a cockpit display system, Bell have effectively released details on their Magellan project (see HeliHub.com report on this “secret program”, which cited an upgraded 412 as one of three possibilities). Bell’s press release stated that Rogerson would be supplying “the cockpit display system... Read more

Bell awards Rogerson Kratos 412EP Magellan Cockpit Display System

Bell awards Rogerson Kratos 412EP Magellan Cockpit Display System

3-Feb-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, A Textron Company, today awarded to Rogerson Kratos, A Rogerson Company, the cockpit display system for the Magellan 412 EP, a new commercial helicopter designed to meet operator’s current requirements, as well as future possible needs for foreign or U.S. military programs. Rogerson Kratos new cockpit display system is the most advanced available... Read more

Bell awarded $640M contract to support Canadian military 412s

Bell awarded $640M contract to support Canadian military 412s

16-Jan-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded a 10-year, $640M (CAN) support services contract for the Canadian Forces CH146 Griffon fleet. This contract, known as the CH146 Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) contract includes aspects of management services, engineering and technical publications, aircraft maintenance services and spare and consumable parts. The... Read more

Carabinieri in Italy’s Catania Region mark 25 years service

Carabinieri in Italy’s Catania Region mark 25 years service

20-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The 12th Police helicopter unit (Italian – 12° Nucleo Elicotteri Carabinieri) which serves the region of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily has just completed 25 years of flight.  The unit currently operates five helicopters (two 206s, one 412, one A109A and a 109 Nexus) from its base at Fontanarossa Airport.  Since 1985 it... Read more

Bell working on 412EP engine and cockpit upgrades

Bell working on 412EP engine and cockpit upgrades

17-Dec-2010Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced its plan to extend the capability and performance of the widely respected Bell 412EP helicopter, which will be available to customers in 2012. A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) project that will extend the wide range of missions that can be performed by the 412EP is... Read more

Court acquits two in Anil Ambani helicopter sabotage case

Court acquits two in Anil Ambani helicopter sabotage case

1-Dec-2010Source: Sify

The pair, Uday M. Warekar (33) and Palraj Thevar (38),  were working for Air Works Engineering, the company in-charge of maintaining Anil Ambani Group’s Bell-412... Read more

FlightSafety wins Brazilian approval for B212 and B412 simulators

FlightSafety wins Brazilian approval for B212 and B412 simulators

30-Nov-2010Source: FlightSafety

LaGuardia Airport, New York (November 30, 2010) – FlightSafety International has received approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil for its Bell 212 and Bell 412 full flight simulators. “The approval of our Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopter simulators by the ANAC shows our commitment and ability to provide our Customers in... Read more

Dart announces EASA approval of Safety Enhancement Kits for Medium Bell models

Dart announces EASA approval of Safety Enhancement Kits for Medium Bell models

18-Nov-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA approval for their Safety Enhancement Kits for the Medium Bell aircraft model types. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have been previously received. DART Safety Enhancement Kits increase the operational safety of Medium Bell aircraft. Sub-kits may be installed... Read more

Uniflight completes overhaul of Honduran 412s

Uniflight completes overhaul of Honduran 412s

18-Nov-2010Source: Uniflight

North Texas based, Uniflight has announced the recent overhaul and refurbishment of five Bell 412 helicopters for the Honduran Air Force. The extensive project included a complete overhaul and inspection of the airframe, engines and all dynamic components as well as an avionics upgrade and modernization. Much of the work was performed in Honduras with... Read more

US donates two Bell 412s to Mexican Air Force

US donates two Bell 412s to Mexican Air Force

11-Nov-2010Source: Milenio

The 412s are unarmed and intended for transport and reconnaissance operations... Read more

Shadin Avionics announces Fuel Management STC for Bell 212/412

Shadin Avionics announces Fuel Management STC for Bell 212/412

5-Nov-2010Source: Shadin Avionics

Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aircraft fuel management solutions, announces the approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of a Shadin Fuel Management Kit into Bell 212 and 412 model helicopters. The Bell 212/412 STC is the latest addition to Shadin’s well established portfolio of Fuel Management System STCs that includes installations... Read more

Honduran Air Force takes delivery of five Bell 412s

Honduran Air Force takes delivery of five Bell 412s

29-Oct-2010Source: El Heraldo

The five Bell 412 helicopters were officially handed over to President Porfirio Lobo... Read more

Latitude awarded satcom contract for Canadian military 412s

Latitude awarded satcom contract for Canadian military 412s

26-Oct-2010Source: Latitude Technologies

Victoria, British Columbia, October 25, 2010 — Latitude Technologies Corp. of Victoria, BC, has been awarded the contract to supply up to 95 of its SkyNode® S200 satellite communication systems for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet. The contract is the result of Latitude’s diligent work over the years to... Read more

Netherlands 303 Sqn acheives 4,500th SAR flight since 1959

Netherlands 303 Sqn acheives 4,500th SAR flight since 1959

20-Oct-2010

(automatic translation of Dutch press release) An AB-412 helicopter of the 4500th Defense last night rescue flights conducted since the establishment of 303 Squadron in 1959. A man with medical problems had last night a matter of urgency to Vlieland Medical Center Leeuwarden be charged. Home to 303 Squadron at Leeuwarden Air Base and its... Read more

Pilot pulls emergency release on 53,000sq.ft banner record attempt

Pilot pulls emergency release on 53,000sq.ft banner record attempt

4-Oct-2010Source: Jalopnik

The Bell 412 helicopter pilot lifting the record attempt 53,000 sq.ft banner pulled the emergency release shortly after getting airborne at the Texas State Fair – video.... Read more

Pakistan requests up to thirty more Bell 412s

Pakistan requests up to thirty more Bell 412s

24-Sep-2010Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on 14 September of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan of BELL 412EP Helicopters as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $397 million. The Government of Pakistan has requested a possible sale of up... Read more

Indian simulator academy eyes overseas markets

Indian simulator academy eyes overseas markets

16-Sep-2010Source: Calcutta News

‘We have entered into a contract to train all the Bell helicopter pilots in India at this simulation centre which has boosted our confidence to eye the overseas market,’ HATSOFF chief executive officer Wing Commander (retd) C.D. Upadhyay said... Read more

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