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06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

6-Oct-2021

FAA state this was due to loss of tail rotor effectiveness The State Police pilot, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Press report says State Police report helicopter seriously damaged... Read more

Bell and Universal Helicopters Collaborate to Expand Bell 505 Training

Bell and Universal Helicopters Collaborate to Expand Bell 505 Training

21-May-2021Source: Bell

As a long-time operator of the Bell 206 Jet Ranger, proving instruction and Part 135 services, Universal Helicopters (UHI) embarks on a new venture with Bell to deliver Bell 505 training to pilots across the U.S. and from around the world. New pilots can receive ab initio and rotary wing add-on training in the new... Read more

09-May-21 N40YB Bell 206B Chino, US-California

09-May-21 N40YB Bell 206B Chino, US-California

9-May-2021

FAA : Aircraft made an off airfield landing for unknown reasons. Pilot and 3 passengers not injured... Read more

04-Feb-21 N820H Bell 206B Pahokee, US-Florida

04-Feb-21 N820H Bell 206B Pahokee, US-Florida

4-Feb-2021

While conducting low level nighttime frost control operations, the helicopter dropped to the ground, rolled over and caught fire.  No injury reported to the 2 POB... Read more

Drone penetrates helicopter windshield, injuring crew

Drone penetrates helicopter windshield, injuring crew

25-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Many people across our industry have been calling for some years now for better regulation of hobby drones, along with more proactive policing and harder sentencing.  At present the first US court case is progressing where a drone owner has pleaded guilty in a situation where a drone struck a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. But this... Read more

19-Jan-21 ZS-HUC Bell 206B Ceres, South Africa

19-Jan-21 ZS-HUC Bell 206B Ceres, South Africa

19-Jan-2021

Helicopter involved in low level agricultural work.  Struck wires and crashed to the ground.  Pilot suffered fatal injuries... Read more

11-Dec-20 PP-MSA Bell 206B Angra dos Reis, Brazil (1F)

11-Dec-20 PP-MSA Bell 206B Angra dos Reis, Brazil (1F)

11-Dec-2020

Helicopter crashed after striking a wire.  Pilot died in the accident – and was named here as Eurico Azevedo... Read more

Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

25-Nov-2020Source: VHA

In mid-November 2020, Van Horn Aviation received a letter from Brazil’s Agency Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) conferring a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for 206B main rotor blades bearing the part number 20635000-501. The ANAC STC, posted on VHA’s Documents page, validates the FAA STC SR02732LA issued in August 2020 and permits the new main... Read more

08-Nov-20 N123NC Bell 206A Raleigh, US-North Carolina

08-Nov-20 N123NC Bell 206A Raleigh, US-North Carolina

8-Nov-2020

Highway Patrol helicopter landed in the street on final approach to its base after striking trees.  The helicopter remained upright, but landed heavily and the skids splayed out – other damage included main blades and bom.  Sole occupant pilot B.K. Jones was injured Approx latlong 35.731181, -78.629324... Read more

Canada approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades 

Canada approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades 

3-Nov-2020Source: Van Horn Aviation

Arizona-based rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) received a Letter of Acceptance from Transport Canada for the company’s updated composite main rotor blades fitting the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter. Approved by the FAA in August 2020, the new VHA 206B Version 2 main rotor blades may now be installed for use on Bell 206B... Read more

21-Oct-20 N716VL Bell 206B Jones Inlet, US-New York

21-Oct-20 N716VL Bell 206B Jones Inlet, US-New York

21-Oct-2020

Helicopter ditched in three feet of water in poor visibility.  Fuselage cracked by impact.  Sole occupant pilot got out and appeared OK... Read more

16-Oct-20 N777CP Bell 206 Lakeland, US-Florida

16-Oct-20 N777CP Bell 206 Lakeland, US-Florida

16-Oct-2020

Autorotation into a green swamp wilderness due to engine issues.  Tail boom separated and blades struck trees... Read more

04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

4-Oct-2020

Bird strike which broke the windshield on the pilot’s side and ended up in the cabin... Read more

29-Sep-20 N91TA Bell 206B Packwood, US-Washington

29-Sep-20 N91TA Bell 206B Packwood, US-Washington

29-Sep-2020

Tail rotor hit trees during logging operations, causing helicopter to crash... Read more

28-Aug-20 5N-BQW Bell 206B Opebi, Nigeria (3F)

28-Aug-20 5N-BQW Bell 206B Opebi, Nigeria (3F)

28-Aug-2020

Helicopter crashed into the yard in a built-up area, killing two of three occupants on impact.  Third is reported to have later died in hospital. Images show mast and main rotor blades largely intact, suggesting it descended upright and vertically.  Location is about 3km east of Lagos Airport.... Read more

24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada

24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada

24-Aug-2020

Helicopter was applying herbicide to a wheat field with only the pilot on board. After clearing a row of trees, the helicopter began a slight descent. While rounding out to continue the application pass, the spray boom made contact with the crop and the pilot lost directional control of the helicopter. The helicopter veered to... Read more

22-Aug-20 N41SJ Bell 206 Clifton, US-New Jersey

22-Aug-20 N41SJ Bell 206 Clifton, US-New Jersey

22-Aug-2020

Precautionary landing in baseball field.  Eyewitness reports suggest there was something on fire in the cockpit which was taken out of the helicopter and extinguished.  With rotors still turning, the one person who got out then got back in and the helicopter took off again.... Read more

Van Horn Aviation receives STC/PMA on 206B V2 main blades

Van Horn Aviation receives STC/PMA on 206B V2 main blades

19-Aug-2020Source: Van Horn Aviation

Van Horn Aviation (VHA) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification / Parts Manufacturer Approval (STC/PMA) on its updated composite mainrotor blades for the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter. The VHA 206B Version 2 main rotor blades contain different carbon fiber ply counts and orientations than the original VHA 206B main rotor blades. This... Read more

08-Aug-20 N284S Bell 206 Marathon, US-Texas (3F)

08-Aug-20 N284S Bell 206 Marathon, US-Texas (3F)

8-Aug-2020

Three Texas Parks and Wildlife employees died in the accident as they surveyed the landscape for desert bighorn sheep.  The pilot, who was a private contractor for the state agency, was taken to El Paso for medical treatment.  The victims were named by Texas Parks and Wildlife as Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife... Read more

07-Aug-20 N55SL Bell 206L4 Windham, US-New Hampshire

07-Aug-20 N55SL Bell 206L4 Windham, US-New Hampshire

7-Aug-2020

Precautionary landing in a parking lot... Read more

06-Aug-20 N137HS Bell 206B Paris, US-Illinois

06-Aug-20 N137HS Bell 206B Paris, US-Illinois

6-Aug-2020

Aircraft struck powerlines during aerial application... Read more

Helimarte moves away from Bell to concentrate on Airbus

Helimarte moves away from Bell to concentrate on Airbus

16-Jul-2020Source: Business Air News

Helimarte has five ASTAR (H125) and a Bell 206 JetRanger. It used to operate a King Air C-90 and more Bell 206 JetRangers, but as Brazil’s B206 fleet diminished, locating parts and technicians have caused headaches. See Full Story.... Read more

28-Jan-20 AF-302 Bell 206 Bulo, Uganda (2F)

28-Jan-20 AF-302 Bell 206 Bulo, Uganda (2F)

28-Jan-2020

The UPDAF (Uganda People’s Defence Air Force) aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in Bulo, Uganda. The helicopter had two crew on board, named as Maj Naome Karungi and PCdt Wakalo Benard, neither survived.... Read more

Jotov & Son Bulgaria purchased an Entrol H01 FNPT II simulator

Jotov & Son Bulgaria purchased an Entrol H01 FNPT II simulator

5-Nov-2019Source: Entrol

The simulator replicates a Bell 206, and it features a GNS 430, a cylindrical visual with three channels and a vibration system. This H01 FNPT II simulator will be used for initial training and practice Bell 206 normal and emergency procedures. This device will be seventh H01 / Bell 206 FNPT II simulator manufactured by... Read more

17-Oct-19 N167AG Bell 206B Marshville, US-North Carolina (1F)

17-Oct-19 N167AG Bell 206B Marshville, US-North Carolina (1F)

17-Oct-2019

Struck powerlines and crashed while involved in low level spraying operations Pilot was  identified as Andrew Alan Stephen by the Union County Sheriff’s Office... Read more

18-Mar-19 ZT-ROB Bell 206L3 Beira, Mozambique

18-Mar-19 ZT-ROB Bell 206L3 Beira, Mozambique

18-Mar-2019

Damaged by debris during hangar collapse caused by Cyclone Idai... Read more

Israel orders seven Leonardo AW119Kx trainers to replace Bell 206s

Israel orders seven Leonardo AW119Kx trainers to replace Bell 206s

19-Feb-2019Source: Israeli AF

Last week (Thursday), Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Italian Defense Ministry signed an agreement regarding the procurement of seven advanced military training helicopters for the Israeli Air Force. According to the agreement, the Ministry of Defense will purchase seven AW119Kx helicopters in a deal that will see the Italian Defense Ministry buy an equivalent... Read more

11-Feb-19 PT-HPG Bell 206B  Jabaquara, Brazil (2F)

11-Feb-19 PT-HPG Bell 206B Jabaquara, Brazil (2F)

11-Feb-2019

Helicopter crashed on Anhanguera Highway in Sao Paulo and hit the front of a truck that was passing by, and was consumed by fire.  Two fatalities, including journalist, presenter and broadcaster Ricardo Boechat.  Ronaldo Quattrucci also died in the accident.  Brazilian defence department confirmed the registration of the Bell 206... Read more

04-Feb-19 VH-NXW Bell 206 Marcoola, Australia

04-Feb-19 VH-NXW Bell 206 Marcoola, Australia

4-Feb-2019

Bell 206 remained upright on its skids in a heavy landing during a training flight. The 22-year-old student pilot sustained injuries and was transported to hospital. One report suggested it will require a new set of skids... Read more

Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

27-Feb-2018Source: Ryan Aerospace

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective Bell 206 helicopter simulator which recently received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). This product will be on display at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, USA next week (Tuesday 27 February –... Read more

Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

26-Feb-2018Source: Dakota Air Parts

Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. a specialist in the buying, selling and support of a variety of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, turbine engines, and parts has announced that it is displaying a new to market composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 206A and 206B helicopters during Heli-Expo 2018​, February 27 – March 1 in... Read more

Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

19-Feb-2018Source: Precision Flight Controls

Precision Flight Controls to demonstrate its FAA approved B-206/407 helicopter flight simulator at Heli-Expo, Las Vegas 2018. The B-206/407 flight simulator was first introduced at Heli-Expo 2017. Since then we have achieved FAA AATD certification. Pushing the limits the B-206/407 is built to FAA FTD Level 7 standards and is now capable of additional functionality... Read more

Able selected by Tucson PD for CR&O Contract

Able selected by Tucson PD for CR&O Contract

11-Dec-2017Source: Able Aerospace

The Tucson Police Department has selected Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, to provide component repair and overhaul (CR&O) and parts services for its Air Support Unit fleet of Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 helicopters. The contract will provide the Tucson Police Department with access to Able’s expanded repair catalog... Read more

07-Nov-17 N93PH Bell 206B Rolling Fork, US-Mississippi

07-Nov-17 N93PH Bell 206B Rolling Fork, US-Mississippi

7-Nov-2017

Force landing during aerial application work.... Read more

08-Nov-17 N275AE Bell 206L3 Union City, US-Tennessee

08-Nov-17 N275AE Bell 206L3 Union City, US-Tennessee

7-Nov-2017

Air Evac Lifeteam aircraft had in-air problem on approach to the local 911 centre and put down in a hurry.  Power lines cut – not known if that was cause or effect of the heavy landing. Helicopter ended up on its skids, tail boom creased, main blades missing, upper part of tail bent and significant... Read more

FAA approves B206 and B407 sim from Ryan-Precision JV

FAA approves B206 and B407 sim from Ryan-Precision JV

16-Oct-2017Source: Ryan Aerospace

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective helicopter simulator which has just received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The device is reconfigurable between the Bell 206 and Bell 407 but can also be... Read more

10-Aug-17 7T-WU? Bell 206L Douira, Algeria (4F)

10-Aug-17 7T-WU? Bell 206L Douira, Algeria (4F)

10-Aug-2017

Helicopter crashed on a photo survey flight – it was chartered by the National Agency for Studies and Follow-up on Railways Investment, who were conducting cartography of the new railway line linking Algiers downtown to the western suburb of Zeralda.  Images show the helicopter completely burnt out.... Read more

10-Jun-17 B-31118 Bell 206B Fengbin, Taiwan (3F)

10-Jun-17 B-31118 Bell 206B Fengbin, Taiwan (3F)

10-Jun-2017

Helicopter took off at 1046 from Taidong for an aerial photography mission at Fengbin Township, Hualien County. At around 1220, the helicopter was loss of contact and crashed at Fengbin Township, Hualien County. One pilot and two aerial photographers aboard were killed – one was named as Chi Po-Lin, an acclaimed film director.  Helicopter almost completely... Read more

10-Jun-17 VH-ONE Bell 206B Avalon, Australia

10-Jun-17 VH-ONE Bell 206B Avalon, Australia

10-Jun-2017

Successful emergency landing in public park after engine problems.  Helicopter not damaged, all passengers safe.  Helicopter was on a tour flight from Mascot to Palm Beach... Read more

13-May-17 D-HHFW Bell 206B Hirtshals, Denmark

13-May-17 D-HHFW Bell 206B Hirtshals, Denmark

13-May-2017

While being transported, the trailer carrying the helicopter started to fishtail from the towing vehicle – causing the helicopter to work free of the straps/cables holding it in place, and the trailer finally turned over, causing significant damage to the helicopter... Read more

07-May-17 Bell 206 Waterloo, US-Illinois

07-May-17 Bell 206 Waterloo, US-Illinois

7-May-2017

Helicopter involved in low level agricultural work, clipped wires and came down into the field.  Pilot walked away... Read more

02-May-17 N911GE Bell 206B Fort McCoy, US-Florida

02-May-17 N911GE Bell 206B Fort McCoy, US-Florida

2-May-2017

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter that was assisting the Florida Forest Service and Marion County Fire Rescue with active brush fires crashed while dipping a bucket for water in a lake.  Pilot is named in press reports as Sgt. John Rawls... Read more

The Helicopter Museum to dispose of A109 and B206 airframes in Jumble Sale

The Helicopter Museum to dispose of A109 and B206 airframes in Jumble Sale

24-Apr-2017Source: The Helicopter Museum

The Helicopter Museum (Registered Charity no 281053) in Weston-super-Mare will be holding its first aero jumble and aviation collectors’ event on Saturday 6th May, raising funds to help preserve it’s unique collection of aircraft. The museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of rotor-craft including the speed record holder G-Lynx and two helicopters of the Queen’s Royal Flight,... Read more

KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

12-Apr-2017Source: KF Aerospace

In early January, KF Aerospace, through its subsidiary KF Aerospace Defence Programs, received a contract award from Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program located in Southport, Manitoba. This new capability, representing a capital investment... Read more

Bell 206 production finally stops later in 2017

Bell 206 production finally stops later in 2017

14-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

As the Bell 505 gets certified and starts flying with customers, it is thus appropriate to mark the final closure of the Bell 206 series production lines.  Bell have recently confirmed to HeliHub.com that 2017 is indeed the last year of production for the seven seat 206L4 LongRanger IV.  The five seat Bell 206B JetRanger line... Read more

Able Delivers 100th Flight Deck Upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam

Able Delivers 100th Flight Deck Upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam

9-Mar-2017Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it has delivered its 100th state-of-the-art flight deck upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated membership-supported air ambulance service in the U.S. Completed for a mixed fleet of Bell 206 and Bell 407 helicopters, the upgrade ensures that Air... Read more

Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

6-Mar-2017Source: Frasca

Frasca International has sold seven Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATDs) for the Bell 206/407 series helicopters to Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) provider in the United States. The seven AATDs will be used by Air Evac to provide recurrent flight training for 600 pilots every four months, on... Read more

Bluedrop to deliver Bell 206 Level 7 FTD to Canadian military

Bluedrop to deliver Bell 206 Level 7 FTD to Canadian military

17-Jan-2017Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) through its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.,has received a contract of over $5.5M from KF Aerospace Defence Programs, operators of the Canadian Forces flight training program in Southport, Manitoba, to deliver a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and... Read more

Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

15-Nov-2016Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced it will work with its affiliate, Bell Helicopter, in Calgary to expand its product availability in Canada. During the coming months, Able will build in-country availability on its full line of approved replacement parts (PMA) and dynamic components for exchange for the Bell 206... Read more

State Pilot Steals Helicopter Blades

State Pilot Steals Helicopter Blades

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Robert Anthony Lloyd, the former chief pilot of Nevada Department of Wildlife has admitted to the theft of two blades of a state helicopter. Lloyd sold the two blades off the Bell Jet Ranger 206 for $42, 000 to Peregrine Helicopters, stating that they had over 2 121 hours left in them, when they only... Read more

RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

21-Oct-2016Source: RAMM Aerospace

RAMM Aerospace is pleased to announce that the Bell 206/407 Frameless Seat Cushions are now Transport Canada approved. The HELIFAB TCCA STC SH16-41 eliminates the 206/407 seat frame entirely for all FWD facing passenger seats and will be available for all seating positions in the near future. The kits has been previously approved by the... Read more

Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Receives Bell 206

21-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Orange County Sheriff’s Office is happy to receive their new Bell 206, named “Chase 3.” The new helicopter has an enhanced communications systems, cameras and better tracking abilities. Chase 3 is able to find LoJack or the beacon of a downed aircraft. Even civilians such as an Alzheimer’s patient who is wearing a radio beacon... Read more

Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

7-Oct-2016Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation is pleased to announce the award of an EASA STC (10058141) for installation of the Garmin G500H EFIS into the Bell 206B and Bell 407 helicopters.    The G500H system is certified for Day/Night VFR operations and brings substantial improvements in situational awareness with a large multi-function colour moving map, H.S.I, full-time wind vector... Read more

Court orders Choppair to pay $200 000 to pilot involved in crash

Court orders Choppair to pay $200 000 to pilot involved in crash

7-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Choppair has been issued to pay Emma Bobridge, the pilot of the Bell Helicopter that crashed in 2013, a sum of over $200 000. Emma Bobridge reported negligence by Choppair, she claimed that it felt that her right skid was stuck on the landing mat during take-off. Company Director Micheal Van Der Zypp countered her... Read more

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

21-Jul-2016Source: Cobham

The LAPD Air Support Division (ASD) is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world.  The LAPD fleet consists of fourteen Eurocopter AS350B2 and five Bell Jet Ranger B3 helicopters, as well as one King Air fixed wing aircraft.  Their mission is to provide city-wide air support to patrol units in their efforts... Read more

UK – Elite Helicopters to open second base

UK – Elite Helicopters to open second base

24-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Elite Helicopters – a British operator which has been flying for 21 years – has announced they will be opening a second base.  The chosen location is Fairoaks Airport on the south-west suburbs of London.  The company originally started flying from White Waltham airfield, but has been located at Goodwood for the vast majority of... Read more

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Argentine military reported late last week that the Secretary of Logistics, Emergencies and Cultural Management, Walter Ceballos, had announced the purchase of twenty AB206 JetRangers while visiting Italy last week.  The purchase includes ten GAU-17 machine guns and five stretcher units. During September and October of this year, nineteen of the twenty helicopters will... Read more

21-May-16 C-GSHX Bell 206L4 North West Territories, Canada

21-May-16 C-GSHX Bell 206L4 North West Territories, Canada

21-May-2016

A Great Slave Helicopter Bell 206L-4 (C-GSHX) rolled over when pilot exited helicopter to unhook sling load. The pilot contacted Ektaki, NT (CYOA) radio. CADORS 2016C1746... Read more

L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

20-May-2016Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $79,895,466 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for the organizational and depot level logistics services required to support and maintain the TH-57 fleet.  Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Milton, Florida... Read more

04-May-16 C-GOPK Bell 206B Fort St James, Canada

04-May-16 C-GOPK Bell 206B Fort St James, Canada

4-May-2016

C-GOPK, a Highland Helicopters Bell 206 B departed Williams Lake (CYWL) and was carrying out scanning operations over a logged area about 112 nm NW of Prince George when the helicopter spun to the left and descended into the ground. The helicopter was destroyed, the pilot was injured, but the 2 passengers appeared to have... Read more

Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

28-Apr-2016Source: Outerlink

Outerlink Global Solutions is proud to announce FAA STC approval of their fully integrated IRIS voice, video, flight data and broadband satcom system in the Bell model 206L and 407 series helicopters. The IRIS solution not only promotes safer operations, but also delivers immediate cost savings and reduced downtime. IRIS combines multiple features currently available... Read more

First customer installation and flight of VHA 206B Main Rotor Blades completed

First customer installation and flight of VHA 206B Main Rotor Blades completed

13-Apr-2016Source: Van Horn Aviation

Van Horn Aviation (VHA) CEO Jim Van Horn and President Dean Rosenlof traveled to Valley Center, Calif., to witness the first installation and flight of VHA 206B main rotor blades on a customer’s helicopter. Bob Hoag, owner and operator of Hummingbird Helicopters, has been flying VHA tail rotor blades on his JetRangers for several years... Read more

Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

6-Apr-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that Heli Charter UK will be its Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) launch customer for the European region – choosing the support solution on their existing Bell 429. The company additionally secured an order for a 407GXP through Heli Charter UK, for a private customer. Heli... Read more

25-Mar-16 VH-WHU Bell 206B Mackay, Australia (1F)

25-Mar-16 VH-WHU Bell 206B Mackay, Australia (1F)

25-Mar-2016

The ATSB is investigating a fatal accident involving a Bell 206B helicopter accident near Camila, Queensland on 25 March 2016. During crop spraying operations, the helicopter struck powerlines before colliding with terrain. The pilot was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed by post-impact fire.... Read more

24-Mar-16 C-GGQL Bell 206B Port Renfrew, Canada

24-Mar-16 C-GGQL Bell 206B Port Renfrew, Canada

24-Mar-2016

C-GGQL, a Far West Helicopters Bell 206B, was departing with two passengers on board off a helipad at an elevation of about 2500 feet ASL, 4 nautical miles north of Port Renfrew, BC. During the vertical ascent to rise above tree height, the torque gauge was indicating about 90-95%. Upon reaching an estimated 100-150 feet,... Read more

Bell approves new Customer Service Facility in Turkey

Bell approves new Customer Service Facility in Turkey

15-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Genel Havacılık A.Ş. is nearing completion of its application to become appointed as a Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) in Turkey. “Bringing on Genel Havacılık as an authorized CSF reinforces our commitment to enhancing the regional support customers need to continue their operations,”... Read more

FAA approves Bell to repair Van Horn tail rotor blades

FAA approves Bell to repair Van Horn tail rotor blades

3-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Bell Helicopter Blades repair operation has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to repair Van Horn composite tail rotor blades for Bell 206 Series models. The Broussard, LA based facility has more than 35 years of helicopter blade refurbishment experience. The location... Read more

Aeronautical Accessories gets STC for Bell 206 Polycarbonate Windshield

Aeronautical Accessories gets STC for Bell 206 Polycarbonate Windshield

1-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its polycarbonate windshields on Bell 206A, Bell 206B, and Bell 206L series aircraft, which will be distributed exclusively under its Aeronautical Accessories brand. Developed by Bell Helicopter, the new 206 polycarbonate windshield is impact... 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

11-Feb-15 G-OAMI Bell 206B Booker, UK

11-Feb-15 G-OAMI Bell 206B Booker, UK

11-Feb-2016

Date is not confirmed but is between 4th February and 11th when it was transported from Booker (Wycombe Air Park) by road. Substantially damaged in heavy landing with 5 on board.  Industry sources indicate that the tail boom was badly damaged in the autorotation landing.... Read more

Ramm Aerospace B206/407 Frameless Seat Cushions simplifies repairs

Ramm Aerospace B206/407 Frameless Seat Cushions simplifies repairs

25-Jan-2016Source: RAMM Aerospace

RAMM Aerospace is now offering Frameless Seat Cushions for the Bell 206/407 aircraft. The HELIFAB FAA STC SR09522RC eliminates the 206/407 seat frame entirely for all FWD facing passenger seats and will be available for all seating positions in the near future. TCCA/EASA Approvals are pending. RAMM Aerospace is already receiving significant interest in the... Read more

20-Jan-16 C-GOFH Bell 206L-1 Twin Lakes Camp, Canada

20-Jan-16 C-GOFH Bell 206L-1 Twin Lakes Camp, Canada

20-Jan-2016

The Custom Helicopters Bell 206L-1, C-GOFH, was hovering prior to touchdown at a remote camp in north eastern Manitoba when an unsecured canvas portion of a Quonset hut was blown into the rotor disc. The aircraft landed without further incident. The helicopter sustained damage to one rotor blade and will remain on location pending inspection... Read more

Power Aviation becomes EASA-approved Kamatics B206 driveshaft European distributor

Power Aviation becomes EASA-approved Kamatics B206 driveshaft European distributor

14-Jan-2016Source: Power Aviation

Kamatics has received EASA Certification for its 206A/B/L Series KAflex Main Rotor Driveshaft, applicable to both Rotor Brake and Non-Brake installations. All Models 206A/B/L Series KAflex driveshaft installations are available directly through Power Aviation – Official European Distributor. The 206A/B/L Series KAflex driveshaft incorporates the same design and construction utilized in over 40,000 driveshafts presently... Read more

L-3 Vertex awarded $25M contract for TH-57 support

L-3 Vertex awarded $25M contract for TH-57 support

7-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $25,493,729 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) for logistics and depot level services for TH-57 aircraft in support of the Naval Air Training Command’s Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training Program. This modification provides for increased aircraft availability to respond to pilot training... Read more

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