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Alpine Aerotech gains STC for Garmin Avionics upgrade of Bell 212

Alpine Aerotech gains STC for Garmin Avionics upgrade of Bell 212

9-Apr-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

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

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

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

9-Apr-2021Source: Kaman

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

GPMS adds HUMS STC for Bell 212 and 412

GPMS adds HUMS STC for Bell 212 and 412

5-Apr-2021Source: GPMS

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

27-Jan-21 CC-ATY Bell 212 Olivar, Chile

27-Jan-21 CC-ATY Bell 212 Olivar, Chile

27-Jan-2021

Remained upright in very heavy landing.  Engine fire.  Skids collapsed, boom detached.  Pilot (only person on board) airlifted to Rancagua hospital Chilean Army photo from Twitter... 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

04-Nov-20 ARC223 Bell UH-1N Guaymaral, Columbia

04-Nov-20 ARC223 Bell UH-1N Guaymaral, Columbia

4-Nov-2020

Emergency landing during low level training detail.  4POB all out OK Helicopter fell onto its port side, breaking the main blades.  The tail boom remained mostly intact, apart from the port stabiliser on which the helicopter came to rest.,... 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

10-Aug-20 (serial tba) Bell UH-1N Middleburg, US-Virginia

10-Aug-20 (serial tba) Bell UH-1N Middleburg, US-Virginia

10-Aug-2020

Routine training mission; helicopter was struck by a bullet. A safe emergency landing was made at Manassas Regional Airport. One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.... Read more

Bell 205, 205, 212, 214, 412 – FAA AD 2020-16-10 – Shoulder harness

Bell 205, 205, 212, 214, 412 – FAA AD 2020-16-10 – Shoulder harness

24-Jul-2020Source: FAA

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214B-1, 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a shoulder harness seat belt comfort clip (comfort clip) interfering with the seat belt inertia reel. This AD requires... Read more

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 and 412

23-Jul-2020Source: Astronautics

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

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

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

12-Feb-2020Source: P&WC

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

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

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

5-Feb-2020Source: Alpine Aerotech

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

AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo 2020

AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo 2020

5-Feb-2020Source: AeroBrigham

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

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

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

27-Jan-2020Source: Astronautics

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

Alpine Aerotech Develops Digital Flight Instrument Solution

Alpine Aerotech Develops Digital Flight Instrument Solution

31-Oct-2019Source: Alpine Aerotech

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

RoadRunner EFI on display at HAI Heli-Expo

RoadRunner EFI on display at HAI Heli-Expo

3-Mar-2018Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI), AFI 4700, has been installed, flown, and demonstrated on a variety of helicopter platforms—including Bell 212, Bell 214ST, and AW109—validating its ease of installation and integration into existing avionics suites. With additional flight demonstrations planned for mid-March, the drop-in replacement EFI displays attitude direction and horizontal... Read more

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

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

20-Nov-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

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

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

13-Nov-2017Source: Eagle Copters

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

Trakka Systems announces EASA certification for B212 and B412

Trakka Systems announces EASA certification for B212 and B412

23-Oct-2017Source: Trakka Systems

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

SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

10-Aug-2017Source: SENER

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

Toll Helicopters Donates Engine to Aviation High School

Toll Helicopters Donates Engine to Aviation High School

27-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Toll Helicopters has recently donated their old Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T turboshaft engine to Aviation High School in Brisbane after upgrading their Bell 212’s engine. The donation will be used to support hands on learning at the school, giving kids the opportunity to take apart and reassemble the engine to gain a greater understanding,... Read more

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

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

29-May-2017Source: Astronautics

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

Routine Review of SKYTRAC

Routine Review of SKYTRAC

27-Apr-2017Source: SKYTRAC

What’s the value of Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring? Sequoia Helicopters, specialists in charter services for government and private clients, used HFDM data during pre-season test flights on a new Bell 212 engine this Spring. The results demonstrated the power of FDM data for proactive maintenance, improved safety and better organizational planning according to CEO Ralph... Read more

FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

6-Mar-2017Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial training for the Airbus Helicopters H135, Bell 212, and Bell 412EP using Level D qualified simulators. FlightSafety also introduces an NVG eLearning recurrent course. “The ongoing expansion of our NVG training for helicopter pilots demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing the highest quality... Read more

Long Standing Bell Customer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Long Standing Bell Customer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

19-Dec-2016Source: Bell Helicopters

We had the honor of celebrating the 50th anniversary of our long-time customer FAASA. FAASA has been a Bell Helicopter customer since the early 1980s operating a fleet comprised of a variety of Bell helicopters. The current fleet conducts a variety of missions including, aerial work, external loading, fire fighting, passenger transport and medical evacuation.... Read more

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

13-Oct-2016Source: Bell

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

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

14-Jul-2016Source: FlightSafety

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

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

28-Jun-2016Source: Erickson

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

EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

EASA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel

16-May-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

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

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

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

18-Apr-2016Source: Bell

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

SENER delivers second upgraded AB212 to Spanish military

SENER delivers second upgraded AB212 to Spanish military

4-Apr-2016Source: SENER

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

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

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

6-Mar-2016Source: Onboard Systems

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

Bell approves VIH Aerospace Bell-Medium Tailboom Fixture

Bell approves VIH Aerospace Bell-Medium Tailboom Fixture

1-Mar-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services (Heli-Expo Booth # 1209) has received Bell Helicopter approval for use of its Structural Repair Fixture for 3rd party repairs on the Bell Helicopter 205A-1, 212, and 412 tail boom assemblies. ‘Receipt of Bell Helicopter certification of... Read more

Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

1-Mar-2016Source: Able Aerospace

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

Vector to support Eagle Copter PT6T Engines

Vector to support Eagle Copter PT6T Engines

29-Feb-2016Source: Vector Aerospace

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

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

29-Feb-2016Source: Trakka

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

AEM and VIH add options to Master Control Panel

AEM and VIH add options to Master Control Panel

23-Feb-2016Source: VIH

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

FB Heliservices selling three ex-UK military Bell 212s

FB Heliservices selling three ex-UK military Bell 212s

15-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

31-Jan-16 N215KA Bell 212 Nakusp, Canada

31-Jan-16 N215KA Bell 212 Nakusp, Canada

31-Jan-2016

The pilot was attempting to land on a marked heliski landing site on a ski run called “Nicole”. This was the second landing of the day at this location; the helicopter was carrying 10 guests, 2 guides and the pilot. The first approach was abandoned due to skiers from a previous group waiting on the... Read more

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

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

7-Dec-2015Source: Onboard Systems

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

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

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

18-Nov-2015Source: FlightSafety

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

San Bernardino County Bell 212 upgraded by Vector

San Bernardino County Bell 212 upgraded by Vector

29-Oct-2015Source: Vector

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

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

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

9-Sep-2015Source: Bell

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

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

11-Aug-2015Source: Onboard Systems

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

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

10-Jun-2015Source: VIH

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

Helimax Aviation Expanding Its McClellan Airport Base

Helimax Aviation Expanding Its McClellan Airport Base

4-Jun-2015Source: AHSAFA

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

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

30-Apr-2015Source: Sunset Aviation Service

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

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

8-Apr-2015Source: Heli-One

Customers flying commercial and governmental helicopters in the Republic of Korea now have access to extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service capabilities from Heli-One’s operations in Canada. Heli-One Boundary Bay has earned certification for aircraft maintenance operations (AMO) from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA), joining the company’s base in Stavanger, Norway, in... Read more

Aerial Firefighters Well Prepared For Coming US Fire Season

Aerial Firefighters Well Prepared For Coming US Fire Season

30-Mar-2015Source: AHSAFA

While the fire season throughout much of the US does not begin until early spring, the private aerial firefighting industry is—even now–battle-ready for what could be another tough year, thanks to ongoing dry conditions in the Western states. “I think there is going to be far more fire activity in 2015, particularly in the Pacific... Read more

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

5-Mar-2015Source: Component Control

Component Control announced today that Tempest Aviation Group, Inc., an independent helicopter service provider located in Prince George, British Columbia, is planning to expand its services and enterprise using Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to manage operations. Tempest Aviation Group offers the full scope of MRO services for Bell 412, 212, 205, 206 and... Read more

FAA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel on Bell 212

FAA approves VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel on Bell 212

1-Mar-2015Source: VIH Aerospace

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

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2015

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2015

27-Feb-2015Source: VIH

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services will be exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2015 (Booth # 3837). VIHA will attend this year’s Heli-Expo with its experienced and knowledgeable helicopter sales, production and management team to discuss customer requirements related to delivery of value-driven helicopter repair and overhaul services... Read more

Transport Canada certifies Aero Design MEGA Basket for Bell 205 and 212

Transport Canada certifies Aero Design MEGA Basket for Bell 205 and 212

15-Feb-2015Source: Aero Design

Aero Design is ecstatic to announce the Canadian certification of The Aero Design MEGA Basket for the Bell 205 and 212. The cargo basket features a huge 108.8” length, massive 29” width and is available with a low profile lid offering 21” inside height or a high profile lid offering an exceptional 27.1” inside height.... Read more

08-Jan-15 ZK067 Bell 212 Nyeri, Kenya

08-Jan-15 ZK067 Bell 212 Nyeri, Kenya

8-Jan-2015

British Army Air Corps helicopter slightly damaged in emergency landing in forest clearing on a training flight.  One report states they lost a tail rotor blade but this video clearly shows both still in place post incident... Read more

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

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

5-Jan-2015Source: Airwolf Aerospace

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

VIH Aerospace Offers New & Enhanced Bell 212 Master Caution Panel

VIH Aerospace Offers New & Enhanced Bell 212 Master Caution Panel

7-Nov-2014Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter and fixed-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an aftermarket replacement Master Caution Panel (Serial #: MCP01) of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Master Caution Panel in the Bell 212 series helicopter (STC#: # SH14-43). Federal... Read more

13-Aug-14 6-2414 Agusta-Bell 212 Dayer, Iran

13-Aug-14 6-2414 Agusta-Bell 212 Dayer, Iran

13-Aug-2014

Helicopter came down with significant vertical force, causing the skids to splay out, the cabin to touch the ground and the boom to detach at the root.  That said, the main and tail rotor blades were not damaged.  4 of 6 POB injured... Read more

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

18-Jul-2014Source: Héroux-Devtek

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

Eagle Copters Australasia to showcase Eagle Single at Rotortech

Eagle Copters Australasia to showcase Eagle Single at Rotortech

15-May-2014Source: Eagle Copters

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

EASA approves Dart Left Hand PIC for Bell 205/212

EASA approves Dart Left Hand PIC for Bell 205/212

21-Apr-2014Source: Dart Aerospace

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

Eagle Copters Australasia offers advantages with leasing

Eagle Copters Australasia offers advantages with leasing

31-Mar-2014Source: Eagle Copters

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

Ascent Aerospace Certifies Helitank Firefighting System

Ascent Aerospace Certifies Helitank Firefighting System

23-Feb-2014Source: Ascent Aerospace

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

EASA approves Onboard Systems Bell 204-412 Cargo Hook Retention System

EASA approves Onboard Systems Bell 204-412 Cargo Hook Retention System

23-Feb-2014Source: Onboard Systems

This Cargo Hook Retention System is designed for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 operators looking to keep the cargo hook assembly from rotating during certain types of external load missions. This certified upgrade kit provides a restraining arm that is coupled to the cargo hook assembly and supported by a bracket that is attached to... Read more

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

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

19-Feb-2014Source: AHSAFA

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

31-Jan-14 1417 Bell 212 Reynosa, Mexico (1F)

31-Jan-14 1417 Bell 212 Reynosa, Mexico (1F)

31-Jan-2014

Unspecifiedl accident inside military base, killing one and injuring the other two occupants... Read more

Eagle Single launched for sale or lease in Australia

Eagle Single launched for sale or lease in Australia

26-Jan-2014Source: Eagle Copters

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

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

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

23-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

20-Jan-2014Source: Tiger Tugs

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

INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

2-Jan-2014Source: INAER

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

INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

20-Dec-2013Source: Avincis

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

SkyTrac Systems demonstrates flight exceedances in real-time

SkyTrac Systems demonstrates flight exceedances in real-time

16-Dec-2013Source: SkyTrac Systems

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

First two upgraded AB212s handed over to Austrian Army

First two upgraded AB212s handed over to Austrian Army

7-Nov-2013Source: Austrian Armed Forces

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

29-Sep-13 VT-HGC Bell 212 Thane, India (5F)

29-Sep-13 VT-HGC Bell 212 Thane, India (5F)

29-Sep-2013

Helicopter en route from Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai to Aurangabad descended due to bad weather, hit high tension cables and crashed killing all five on board – named here as pilot Capt. SS Bhaduria, co-pilot Captain Allen Martin, Capt. Anshu Matta, Engg Yatin Wakade and Technician Dean D’Souza.... Read more

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

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

8-Aug-2013Source: Latitude Technologies

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

FAA STC for Bell 212 agricultural spray system

FAA STC for Bell 212 agricultural spray system

5-Aug-2013Source: Simplex

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

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