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Looking Back on 25 Years of the Bell 407

Looking Back on 25 Years of the Bell 407

20-May-2021Source: Bell

More than 6 million flight hours and 25 years of operation. What’s next for this versatile aircraft? A global platform renowned for its versatility and reliability, the Bell 407 aircraft has played an essential role in critical missions for more than 25 years. The aircraft sets a high-standard for single-engine aircraft with its unmatched reliability... Read more

Bell 407 Receives Type Acceptance Certificate in Guernsey

Bell 407 Receives Type Acceptance Certificate in Guernsey

14-May-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell 407 has received its Type Acceptance Certificate (TAC) in Bailiwick of Guernsey. This milestone will allow more European customers to add the aircraft to their operations. “As the most cost-effective IFR-certified platform, the Bell 407 has more than 6 million global flight hours,”... Read more

13-May-21 N432PH Bell 407 Midlothian, US-Texas

13-May-21 N432PH Bell 407 Midlothian, US-Texas

13-May-2021

Main blades struck port horizontal stabiliser during run-on landing on grass. No injuries to pilot or 2 passengers... Read more

19-Apr-21 N516MT Bell 407 Columbia, US-South Carolina

19-Apr-21 N516MT Bell 407 Columbia, US-South Carolina

19-Apr-2021

FAA report emergency field landing for this air ambulance helicopter... Read more

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

7-Apr-2021

Emergency landing in a car park, landed heavily and skids splayed out after the helicopter started spinning in the air, suggesting a tail rotor issue (see video below) 2 minor injuries of 4 POB.  This was a training flight by a company intending to use the helicopter for sightseeing.  One report said that they do... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed outfits Bell 407 for Haiti

Spectrum Aeromed outfits Bell 407 for Haiti

6-Apr-2021Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed recently completed a project with Haiti Air Ambulance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency helicopter services to the people and visitors of Haiti. Contracted through PAC International, Spectrum Aeromed outfitted the interior of a Bell 407 aircraft with a patient stretcher and base assembly and medical floor. The project was completed... Read more

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

25-Mar-2021Source: Aspirus MedEvac

Aspirus MedEvac critical care transport in early April is moving the home location of its helicopter service from Wausau to Woodruff, Wisconsin. The Aspirus Bell 407 helicopter will reside in a hangar located at Howard Young Medical Center. Around 90 percent of patient volumes come from north of Aspirus Wausau Hospital (AWH),” said Jason Keffeler,... Read more

Donaldson receives three STC approvals for inlet barrier filters

Donaldson receives three STC approvals for inlet barrier filters

16-Dec-2020Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of the Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received additional supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for installation of its industry-leading inlet barrier filter (IBF) system on helicopters in three countries. Acquired at the request of the helicopters’ original equipment manufacturers, the approvals were received from the Japanese Civil Aviation... Read more

Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

7-Dec-2020Source: Med-Trans

Med-Trans Corporation, part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, recently delivered a Bell 407 air ambulance to Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va. The aircraft will be based at the Level 1 trauma center and launches the HCA Virginia Healthcare Air Ambulance program. Med-Trans will provide the pilots and aviation maintenance technicians, and Chippenham... Read more

16-Nov-20 ZS-MCC Bell 407 (Location tba), Tanzania

16-Nov-20 ZS-MCC Bell 407 (Location tba), Tanzania

16-Nov-2020

Photos posted online show helicopter significantly damaged by landing in two feet of water in a lake, although it remained upright on its skids.  Second image shows the person who took the photos, sat in the water of the lake with leg injuries strapped up in a rudimentary way... Read more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to replace 20-year-old Bell 407

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to replace 20-year-old Bell 407

11-Nov-2020Source: News Break

The Charlotte City Council said it will replace a helicopter that is more than 20 years old. See Full Story.... Read more

08-Nov-20 N139PD Bell 407 Piñones, Puerto Rico

08-Nov-20 N139PD Bell 407 Piñones, Puerto Rico

8-Nov-2020

Emergency landing on beach as the tide was coming in.  Skids sank into the soft sand.... Read more

04-Nov-20 N3191 Bell 407 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

04-Nov-20 N3191 Bell 407 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

4-Nov-2020

Heavy autorotation landing.  Sole occupant pilot not injured... Read more

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

30-Oct-2020Source: Dimerco

International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has won global bids to provide specialized complete-solution supply chain services for a leading helicopter assembly, refitting and operation company in China. The contract involves shipping near 30 Bell 407 helicopters from Canada to China by the end of 2020, first moving the cargo by air ride truck... Read more

Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

29-Oct-2020Source: Arrow Aviation

Arrow Aviation, headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, has completed HALO-Flight’s first single pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS service. Completed with a Helifab’s EMS Interior including patient and isolette transport litters, AC electrical system, and medical oxygen, suction, and air systems, the aircraft is equipped to provide state of the art care even in adverse weather... Read more

PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

15-Oct-2020Source: Metro Aviation

PAC International has recently completed and delivered an upgraded Bell 407 to Haiti Air Ambulance, a leading provider of emergency medical helicopter services in Haiti. Modifications provided by PAC include: ·      Spectrum Aeromed patient stretcher and base assembly with Lifeport pilot barrier and medical floor ·      Propaq, Revel Vent, and Bodyguard 121 IV pump mounts,... Read more

15-Sep-20 N489DM Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

15-Sep-20 N489DM Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

15-Sep-2020

Main rotor struck tail boom during autorotation training.  Instructor and student not injured... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam 38 transitions into Univ Missouri program

Air Evac Lifeteam 38 transitions into Univ Missouri program

4-Sep-2020Source: KTVO

Exciting changes are in store for one Heartland air ambulance service. Tuesday, September 1, Air Evac Lifeteam 38 in Kirksville will officially transition to MU 4 and integrate into the University of Missouri Air Medical Services Program. See Full Story. ... Read more

Budget cut puts Sonoma County Bell 407 at risk

Budget cut puts Sonoma County Bell 407 at risk

31-Aug-2020Source: CBSN Bay Area

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter rescue unit that just saved two Marin County firefighters trapped in the midst of the Woodward Fire last Friday night is at risk of being eliminated due to budget shortfalls. See Full Story. ... Read more

Bell bundles SiriusXM Aviation Weather & Audio with new helicopters

Bell bundles SiriusXM Aviation Weather & Audio with new helicopters

19-Aug-2020Source: SiriusXM

SiriusXM® and Bell, a leading manufacturer of helicopters and a pioneer in the advancement of aviation technology, announced today that Bell will become the first helicopter OEM to provide its customers with a three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered aviation weather, information, and audio programming services with the purchase of a new rotor wing aircraft. A... Read more

Triumph To Provide Mechanical Flight Controls For Multiple Bell Platforms

Triumph To Provide Mechanical Flight Controls For Multiple Bell Platforms

24-Jun-2020Source: Triumph Group

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

FAA certifies Onboard Systems dual hook for Bell 206L and 407

FAA certifies Onboard Systems dual hook for Bell 206L and 407

2-Apr-2020Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its Dual Cargo Hook Kits for the Bell 206L and 407 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA. These cargo hook systems meet the 14 CFR part 27 certification requirements for Human External Cargo (HEC) and have been... Read more

Tennessee Valley Authority orders two Bell 429s and two 407GXi

Tennessee Valley Authority orders two Bell 429s and two 407GXi

29-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will add four Bell aircraft including two Bell 429 and the first two IFR configured Bell 407GXi aircraft to their fleet, bringing their total to six Bell aircraft. TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity... Read more

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

28-Jan-2020Source: Bell

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

Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

27-Jan-2020Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) on Bell 407 helicopters. Astronics expects that the... Read more

25-Dec-19 N663SF Bell 407 Headland, US-Alabama (1F)

25-Dec-19 N663SF Bell 407 Headland, US-Alabama (1F)

25-Dec-2019

A Survival Flight aircraft rolled onto its side on landing, after the pilot, Douglas Davis had an unconfirmed heart attack. There was no patient on-board at the time, the two crew members were uninjured, the pilot was later pronounced dead at the hospital.... Read more

09-Dec-19 N79LP Bell 407 Grand Isle, US-Louisiana (2F)

09-Dec-19 N79LP Bell 407 Grand Isle, US-Louisiana (2F)

9-Dec-2019

Aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico under unknown circumstances. The last known position was 13 nm W of Southwest Pass, Louisiana as they transiting from one off-shore platform to another.... Read more

SEI Industries demos the BAMBI MAX with Eagle Copters

SEI Industries demos the BAMBI MAX with Eagle Copters

2-Jul-2019Source: SEI Industries

SEI Industries and Eagle Copters South America hosted a BAMBI MAX Aerial Firefighting System information session which was followed by a demonstration using a Bell 407 supplied by AeroMAX. The simulations included filling the BAMBI MAX with water from a collapsible and self-supporting FireFlex Pumpkin Tank, also manufactured by SEI Industries. “The BAMBI MAX features... Read more

North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

2-May-2019Source: North Carolina Dept of Public Safety

The State Highway Patrol unveiled the addition of two new Bell 407 helicopters today to assist in the Patrol’s lifesaving mission.  The event held at the SHP’s Aviation Unit hanger in Raleigh showcased the needed upgrade to the Patrol’s Aviation fleet before distinguished guest and media invitees.  Although these new helicopters are a part of... Read more

Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

1-Mar-2019Source: Bell

As innovators and a leader in smart, digital vertical-lift aircraft, Bell is now the first OEM to certify a Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for a light single-engine aircraft. The Bell 407 HUMS monitoring covers drive system, engine, rotors, and it provides estimates of remaining useful life to help bring predictability to maintenance needs.... Read more

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

20-Feb-2019Source: GPMS

GPMS has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Bell for GPMS’ Foresight MX predictive health monitoring system on Bell 407 helicopter models. The agreement allows Bell to leverage the industry’s first true predictive health management system for helicopters and rotating industrial equipment to enhance the safety, and reduce operating costs and unscheduled maintenance events... Read more

31-Jan-19 N407P Bell 407 Church Hill, US-Tennessee

31-Jan-19 N407P Bell 407 Church Hill, US-Tennessee

31-Jan-2019

Smoke detected after using of deicing equipment.  Precautionary landing made in open field without further incident.... Read more

29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

29-Jan-2019

The helicopter departed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital and was flying to Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy to pick up a patient.  Contact was lost and the wreckage was found in a wood about three and a half hours later. Troopers located the wreckage of a Bell 407 helicopter east of State Route 278 and... Read more

New Bell 407 for Apollo MedFlight

New Bell 407 for Apollo MedFlight

5-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Apollo MedFlight has revealed that they will be adding a Bell 407 to their Guymon base. Their fleet now consists of the Bell 407, a King Air 90 and an EC135, reports ABC7 Amarillo.  ... Read more

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System Approved for Bell 407

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System Approved for Bell 407

9-Aug-2018Source: Precise Flight

Precise Flight, Inc. has announced that the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System has been granted foreign validation from the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for Bell 407 aircraft.The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of... Read more

AeroBrigham to Exhibit Marion County 407 at APSCON

AeroBrigham to Exhibit Marion County 407 at APSCON

10-Jul-2018Source: AeroBrigham

Texas-based helicopter and airplane MRO provider, AeroBrigham will showcase the recently completed Marion County Sheriff’s Bell 407 at the upcoming Airborne Public Service Association (APSA) APSCON in Louisville, KY. The comprehensively equipped public service helicopter underwent an extensive avionics integration as well as paint and interior refurbishment at the AeroBrigham facilities in Decatur, Texas. Outfitted with... Read more

United Rotorcraft receives China CAAC Validation for Bell 407

United Rotorcraft receives China CAAC Validation for Bell 407

11-Jun-2018Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft is pleased to announce they have received  CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China) validations of Supplemental Type Certificates (VSTC) for the United Rotorcraft 407 EMS kit, their Articulating Litter Loading System (ALLS), and their controllable Search Light kit. The validation supports the delivery of the first three Chinese EMS Bell 407s. United Rotorcraft’s... Read more

Med-Trans Opens New AeroCare Base

Med-Trans Opens New AeroCare Base

23-May-2018Source: Med-Trans

Leading air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation has opened a new AeroCare medical helicopter base in Plainview, Texas, joining a ground ambulance already operating there. A medically-equipped Bell 407 helicopter is now available at Hale County Airport to serve patients in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas.   “Med-Trans Corporation is pleased to be able... Read more

Bell awarded $22M contract for Seven extra Bell 407 airframes

Bell awarded $22M contract for Seven extra Bell 407 airframes

8-May-2018Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $21,705,649 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-18-D-0119).  This modification increases the quantity of Bell 407 variant commercial airframes through fiscal 2020 by seven in support of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned air system program of record.  Work will be performed in Ozark, Alabama,... Read more

Bell awarded $10M contract for Procurement of 3 B407 Airframes

Bell awarded $10M contract for Procurement of 3 B407 Airframes

19-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $9,852,575 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes, associated Bell 407 unique components, and preservation and storage in the support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout.  Work will be performed in Ozark, Alabama, and is expected to be... Read more

Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

12-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Bell is looking to increase their market in Malaysia in 2018. They are planning to do this by selling their Bell 525 Relentless, Bell 429 Global Ranger and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to both private companies and military authorities. Currently, Malaysia are using models such as the Bell 429, Bell 206 and Bell 407,... Read more

Trakka annonces FAA approval for Bell series

Trakka annonces FAA approval for Bell series

5-Mar-2018Source: Trakka Systems

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an FAA STC SR02657LA for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Bell 206B/206L and B407 helicopter variants. The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) and Trakka Control Pane;... Read more

Boost Systems Dual Hook Systems and Personnel Carrying Devise approved for B407 and  AS350/355

Boost Systems Dual Hook Systems and Personnel Carrying Devise approved for B407 and AS350/355

19-Feb-2018Source: Boost Human External Cargo Systems

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Inc.  (www.boostsystems.ca), a leading provider of HEC equipment for aerial rescue and worker placement, is currently the sole North American supplier of 14 CFR § 27.865 compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Dual Hook Systems (DHSs) and a Personnel Carrying Device System (PCDS). These Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approved systems offer... Read more

Montana – ALERT program raising money for new helicopter

Montana – ALERT program raising money for new helicopter

3-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The A.L.E.R.T air ambulance program for Kalispell Regional Medical Center has upgraded their helicopter with the newest B407 model. Their old helicopter will now be used as a back up and for pilot training after 17 years in service and a total of 6,500 flight hours. The new B407 came to a total of $4... Read more

05-Nov-17 N522RL Bell 407 Rig MP281, US-Gulf of Mexico

05-Nov-17 N522RL Bell 407 Rig MP281, US-Gulf of Mexico

5-Nov-2017

Bird strike en route to offshore rig... Read more

Bell promotes 407 in African market

Bell promotes 407 in African market

27-Oct-2017Source: Bell Helicopters

The versatile Bell 407 — over 1400 out of 35,000 aircraft delivered by Bell around the world — is considered to be the smoothest ride in its class. Regarded for its reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability, the Bell 407, delivers exceptional performance as well as a spacious cabin that boasts of club-style seating for premium comfort. This... Read more

SAFE Structure designs maintenance stands for Halo Flight

SAFE Structure designs maintenance stands for Halo Flight

27-Oct-2017Source: S.A.F.E

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first OSHA-compliant aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has successfully designed, engineered and manufactured universal maintenance stands to outfit the Bell 407 and Bell 429 for Halo Flight in Corpus... 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

Bell 407 operator LJ Aviation renews ACSF registration

Bell 407 operator LJ Aviation renews ACSF registration

13-Sep-2017Source: ACSF

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that L.J. Aviation, Latrobe, PA, has renewed its status on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. “We congratulate L.J. Aviation on renewing their status on the IAS Registry,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “They have once again demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement.” The... Read more

Sonoma County Sheriff gets sign off for new Bell 407GXP

Sonoma County Sheriff gets sign off for new Bell 407GXP

12-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has finally, after three years, gotten approval to purchase a new helicopter. The new Bell 407GXP will replace their current Bell 407 helicopter, Henry 1, which has been in service for 21 years. The new purchase will come to a cost of $5.1 million, reports Press Democrat.  ... Read more

New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

5-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Heli UK Expo event on June 1-3 provided the launch for the new Bell representatives in the UK.  While Heli Charter continue maintenance and operations as before, but have in recent months ceased being both a Bell CSF (Certified Service Facility) and a Bell IR (Independent Representative).  This is due to the medical condition... Read more

18-May-17 N6040Y Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

18-May-17 N6040Y Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

18-May-2017

FAA reported substantially damaged after hard landing on training flight – aircraft operated by Bell Helicopter Training Academy... Read more

13-May-17 Bell 407 Mosul, Iraq

13-May-17 Bell 407 Mosul, Iraq

13-May-2017

Helicopter shot down from ground fire.  Reports do not agree as to whether the two occupants were fatally injured or not.  In one report, a Bell 407 is shown with holes in the front windscreen... Read more

FAA certifies Onboard Systems B407 Cargo Hook Kits

FAA certifies Onboard Systems B407 Cargo Hook Kits

9-May-2017Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has obtained FAA STC certification for several new cargo hook kits for the Bell 407 aircraft featuring their Surefire® release technology. Onboard has also submitted these systems to Transport Canada for certification. The Surefire circuit requires a purposeful,... Read more

Kalispell Regional Medical Center to Replace Bell 407

Kalispell Regional Medical Center to Replace Bell 407

3-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Kalispell Regional Medical Centre has to replace their Advanced Life-support and Emergency Rescue Team (ALERT) helicopter which has been in service for 17 years. The helicopter meets the new FAA rule of having a terrain awareness and warning system but the helicopter is down 105 days of the year due to repairs. The only backup... Read more

02-May-17 N457PH Bell 407 Grand Bay, US-Gulf of Mexico

02-May-17 N457PH Bell 407 Grand Bay, US-Gulf of Mexico

2-May-2017

On May 2, 2017, about 0635 central daylight time, a Bell 407 made a precautionary landing at Grand Bay receiving station in the Gulf of Mexico, near Boothville, Louisiana, after the pilot noticed a vibration in-flight. VMC prevailed at the time of the accident.The non-scheduled domestic passenger flight was being conducted under the provisions of... Read more

PhilJets Confirms Addition of Airbus H130, H145, and Bell 407 Helicopters in Its Fleet

PhilJets Confirms Addition of Airbus H130, H145, and Bell 407 Helicopters in Its Fleet

18-Apr-2017Source: Philjets

In line with its plans of holding a stronger position in the aviation industry here in Asia, PhilJets Group confirms during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), happening on April 11 to 13, 2017, the delivery of its latest addition of Bell 407 GXP Helicopter to its fleet this month. In addition, PhilJets... Read more

Concorde High Capacity RG-427 Now Available for Bell 407 and Bell 427

Concorde High Capacity RG-427 Now Available for Bell 407 and Bell 427

15-Mar-2017Source: Concorde

Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce that Rotorcraft Support Inc. of Van Nuys California has received a FAA STC to install the RG-427, 34 Ah battery, in Bell 407 and Bell 427 helicopters. Operators have requested a higher capacity battery for the Bell 407 as this helicopter is often used in high cyclic and... Read more

Westwind selects L3’s Lynx NGT-9000 for the  ADS-B Solution

Westwind selects L3’s Lynx NGT-9000 for the ADS-B Solution

14-Mar-2017Source: L3 Aviation Products

L3 Aviation Products announced today that the Lynx® NGT-9000 has been selected by Westwind Helicopters as the ADS-B solution for its Bell 407 transport helicopters operating onshore and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico to support oil & gas operations. Installations of the Lynx units are underway, ahead of the 2020 ADS-B mandate. In addition,... Read more

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

9-Mar-2017Source: Donaldson

PJ Helicopters, the first operator to install and fly with a new Donaldson dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), is rapidly approaching 100 hours of flight operation using the new filter. Developed and produced by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), the new filter is being flown on one... 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

VIH Aerospace Launches Bell 407 Lease Program

VIH Aerospace Launches Bell 407 Lease Program

8-Mar-2017Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # 10953), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has launched a Bell 407 helicopter-leasing program for 2017. VIH Aerospace General Manager Arne Arneson states that in late 2015 and into 2016, VIHA invested substantially in both assets and expertise to... 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

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

6-Mar-2017Source: Donaldson

PJ Helicopters, the first operator to install and fly with a new Donaldson dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), is rapidly approaching 100 hours of flight operation using the new filter. Developed and produced by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), the new filter is being flown on one... Read more

Vector upgrades RR M250-C47B to enhance Bell 407 performance

Vector upgrades RR M250-C47B to enhance Bell 407 performance

5-Mar-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade, which is available to operators of Bell Helicopter’s best-selling platform, the Bell 407. Vector, an award-winning M250 Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC), has teamed up... Read more

Helicopter Express updates Bell 407 to Eagle 407HP standard

Helicopter Express updates Bell 407 to Eagle 407HP standard

20-Feb-2017Source: Eagle Copters

Helicopter Express is the latest operator to convert its Bell 407 helicopter to an Eagle 407HP by replacing the standard engine with Honeywell’s next-generation HTS900 propulsion engine. The company took delivery of its Eagle 407HP in early November and plans to use the helicopter for firefighting missions throughout the U.S. “Upgrading our Bell 407 to... Read more

Alpine Aerotech obtains EASA Approval for 206L and 407 Bear Paw

Alpine Aerotech obtains EASA Approval for 206L and 407 Bear Paw

8-Feb-2017Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially secured an EASA approval for their 206L & 407 Bear Paw Kit, previously approved by Transport Canada and the FAA. The Alpine Aerotech Bear Paw incorporates innovative design features that result in an extremely robust product. The innovative, corrosion resistant clamping system enhances overall safety and greatly reduces... Read more

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

30-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

13-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Charter, based at Manston UK, have recently relinquished the title of Customer Service Facility for Bell Helicopter.  While we are not clear what prompted this move, or which party instigated the change, Bell have confirmed to HeliHub.com that  “While Heli Charter is no longer a Bell authorized customer service facility, we continue to maintain... Read more

Bell 407 with Donaldson Filtration on Display at ATMC 2016

Bell 407 with Donaldson Filtration on Display at ATMC 2016

15-Dec-2016Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) will showcase its popular Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) solutions during the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Dec. 13-15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company will display its certified IBF for the Airbus Helicopters H130 in Exhibit No. 1622 during the conference. In addition, Wysong... Read more

ExecuJet Africa launches helicopter charter from Cape Town

ExecuJet Africa launches helicopter charter from Cape Town

15-Dec-2016Source: Execujet

ExecuJet Africa is announcing the arrival of its first charter helicopter, a VIP configured Bell 407 helicopter, available for charter from today, 12 December 2016, from ExecuJet’s Cape Town FBO facility. ExecuJet will offer commercial helicopter charters for various scenic flights to surrounding vineyards and other tourist attractions. While ExecuJet’s focus for helicopters charters will... Read more

AeroBrigham Continues Bell 407 Deliveries to Survival Flight

AeroBrigham Continues Bell 407 Deliveries to Survival Flight

14-Dec-2016Source: AeroBrigham

North Texas based professional aircraft maintenance, repair and support provider, AeroBrigham, has announced the recent delivery of an air medical mission configured Bell 407 to Mesa, Arizona, based Survival Flight, Inc. The recent delivery marks the fourth aircraft that AeroBrigham has performed extensive paint, interior, avionics, airframe improvements, maintenance and component overhauls for Survival Flight,... 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

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