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15-Apr-13 N408GA Bell 407 New River, US-Arizona

We have a recent report in of an emergency landing at 10.28pm of an EMS helicopter near the junction of New River and Cross Mountain roads in New River, Arizona – northern outskirts of Phoenix.  Air Methods operating for “Guardian Air”

15-Apr-13

Hawker Pacific announces Queensland Bell 407 sale

Hawker Pacific announces Queensland Bell 407 sale

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to announce the delivery of a Bell 407 Helicopter to a north Queensland operator which will be used for utility operations. The deal reflects the Company’s initiatives in servicing the pre-owned market in the region. Tony Jones,… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 05-Apr-13

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New Mercy Air Med helicopter is in service

New Mercy Air Med helicopter is in service

A new Mercy Air Med helicopter for Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa has arrived and has been transporting patients since Tuesday, Patti Peterson, RN, director of the Emergency Department at Mercy-North Iowa (see full story).

Source: Globe Gazette, 04-Apr-13

More STC Approvals for Latitude’s SkyNode Satcom and IONode FDM Systems

More STC Approvals for Latitude’s SkyNode Satcom and IONode FDM Systems

Latitude Technologies (Latitude) announced that the company has received a FAA STC for the SkyNode  S100 flight following and flight date transceiver for installation in more than 800 Part 23 category aircraft.  Latitude has also recently received FAA approval of the SkyNode S100 including the IONode Flight Data Monitoring system for light helicopters including Bell… Read more »

Source: Latitude, 27-Mar-13

Northrop Grumman to Produce More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for US Navy

Northrop Grumman to Produce More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract valued at more than $71 million to produce six additional next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. The Fire Scout endurance upgrade, designated the MQ-8C and based on Bell Helicopter’s 407, will provide ship commanders with increased range, endurance and payload capacity over the current MQ-8B… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 13-Mar-13

Bell booked 50 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

Bell booked 50 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

It was impossible to miss Bell Helicopter this week in Las Vegas at HELI-EXPO 2013, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exhibition. Taking center stage as the show’s largest exhibitor, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) greeted record crowds of almost 20,000 event attendees who filled the Bell Helicopter booth to speak… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Mar-13

Honeywell HTS900 powered Eagle 407HP Begins Flight Testing

Honeywell HTS900 powered Eagle 407HP Begins Flight Testing

 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) previously announced that the HTS900 turboshaft engine was chosen by Eagle Copters Ltd. for its re-engine program for the Bell 407, named the Eagle 407HP. The concept of this engine conversion program originated in 2009 and now, after the successful conclusion of integration and ground testing, the Eagle 407HP is in the… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 08-Mar-13

Bell and Air Medical Holdings Group Reach Landmark Deal for 30 Helicopters

Bell and Air Medical Holdings Group Reach Landmark Deal for 30 Helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today announced an agreement for the sale of 30 Bell helicopters – 24 Bell 407 and six Bell 206L-4 helicopters – to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), one of the largest independent provider of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world. Deliveries are scheduled to begin… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-13

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03-Mar-13 N911LL Bell 407 Scottsbluff, US-Nebraska

Bird strike to side of helicopter very shortly after night take-off

03-Mar-13

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Astronics Max-Viz-1500 approved for Bell 206/407 in China

Astronics Max-Viz-1500 approved for Bell 206/407 in China

Astronics Corporation’s Max-Viz-1500 enhanced vision system has received approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for retrofit installation in Bell B206B/206L-4/407 helicopters. Astronics Executive Vice President Elliott Troutman said, “Astronics concurs with Bell Helicopter’s assessment that China will be the world’s strongest helicopter growth market with a need for 2,000 aircraft during the… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 01-Mar-13

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Flagstaff hospital’s helicopter fills in for DPS

Flagstaff hospital’s helicopter fills in for DPS

Flagstaff Medical Center’s air arm is stepping in to help with search and rescue missions in northern Arizona at a time when the state Department of Public Safety’s Flagstaff-based helicopter is grounded much of the time due to budget constraints. (see full story)  Editor note – the helicopter at this hospital is a Bell 407… Read more »

Source: Arizona Daily Sun, 15-Feb-13

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ExecuJet Africa showcasing helicopter charter at Mining Indaba 2013

ExecuJet Africa showcasing helicopter charter at Mining Indaba 2013

ExecuJet Africa, the continent’s leading business aviation company, is once again exhibiting at the Mining Indaba 2013 event from 4-7 February in Cape Town. The company will be showcasing its full suite of business aviation services, including helicopter charter solutions. ExecuJet Africa will be at stand 1919 highlighting its services of helicopter management, rotary wing… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Africa, 04-Feb-13

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Bell civil helicopter sales up 50% in 2012

Bell civil helicopter sales up 50% in 2012

Bell is waiting until Heli-Expo at the start of March to release detailed figures on its 2012 production, but HeliHub.com can reveal that the output from its civil helicopter lines was up just over 50%, rising from 125 helicopters in 2011 to 188 in 2012.  These high-level figures have been put together from press releases… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Feb-13

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St. Vincent StatFlight to add new base with Bell 407

St. Vincent StatFlight to add new base with Bell 407

St. Vincent Health officials have announced plans to expand access to its air medical program with the opening of a new air medical base of operations to be located at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville. The new StatFlight base, scheduled to open in late spring 2013, will place a new state-of-the-art helicopter, a Bell 407,… Read more »

Source: St. Vincent Health, 28-Jan-13

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Three more 407s delivered to Iraqi military

Three more 407s delivered to Iraqi military

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Program Executive Office Aviation facilitated and delivered three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Army Aviation today. This marks the sixth completed delivery of Iraqi Armed 407 Scout helicopter through Foreign Military Sales that began in 2010. “Many of the organizations… Read more »

Source: US Army, 25-Jan-13

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Cobham granted HeliSAS™ CAAC certification in China

Cobham granted HeliSAS™ CAAC certification in China

Cobham Commercial Systems has announced a significant milestone for their HeliSAS™ Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot.  The Civilian Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) #VSTC0591 to Cobham, allowing installation of HeliSAS on hundreds of Bell 407 helicopters in that country. With more than 100 systems installed in the United States,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 23-Jan-13

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Dart offers Field Maintenance Tool Kits for Bell 407

Dart offers Field Maintenance Tool Kits for Bell 407

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to offer Red Barn Machine’s Field Maintenance Tool Kits for Bell 407 aircraft. The Bell 407 Field Maintenance Tool Kit comes in a flyaway case with easy layout guide and includes over 30 tools to perform routine maintenance on your Bell 407. Tools come packaged in a sturdy Pelican case… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 10-Jan-13

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Bell receives 407 HF Antenna STC approval

Bell receives 407 HF Antenna STC approval

Bell Helicopter, under its Aeronautical Accessories brand, announced it received FAA/STC approval for an HF Antenna for the Bell 407 helicopter model. The HF antenna is designed to interface with many types of HF radios, thereby increasing reception in remote areas, improving safety and communications.  A “towel bar style,” the HF antenna runs the full… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Jan-13

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02-Jan-13 N445MT Bell 407 Ventura, US-Iowa (3F)

Three killed in night time accident north of Ventura – pilot Gene Grell, nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau and paramedic Russell Piehl.   Reports state it was the helicopter based at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.  Post impact fire.  Was en route from Mason City to Emmetsburg.

02-Jan-13

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30-Dec-12 VT-PHH Bell 407 Vaishno Devi, India

Damaged in emergency landing near Vaishno Devi shrine – remaining mostly undamaged and relatively upright into the trees/shrubs into which it fell.  Minor injuries to 7 POB, named as pilot A S Parmar and passengers Anita Puri, Meenakshi, Arun Kumar, Arti Devi, Raj Rani and Chetan Kumar.  Sources vary, but most report a technical issue… Read more »

30-Dec-12

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29-Dec-12 N534MT Bell 407 Big Lake, US-Texas

Emergency landing, Tail boom sliced, damage to main blades.  Helicopter remained upright.  No Fire.  Patient on board

29-Dec-12

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28-Dec-12 N407KS Bell 407 Renton, US-Washington

“Guardian One” Helicopter fell off side of ground handling trolley during run up, causing tail to contact the ground

28-Dec-12

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24-Dec-12 N489AE Bell 407 McAllen, US-Texas

While in the hover, boom struck blade(s) of parked helicopter during a pedal turn

24-Dec-12

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22-Dec-12 2807 Bell 407 UAE

Reported write-off

22-Dec-12

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Bell signs $243M deal for 407 cabin manufacture in India

Bell signs $243M deal for 407 cabin manufacture in India

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. Company (NYSE: TXT), has signed a Memo of Understanding (MoU) with Dynamatic Technologies to explore establishing Dynamatic® as a sub-contractor for its Bell 407 Air Frame Cabin Assembly, Air Frame Component and Details. The estimated business volume of the work proposed is approximately $243 million USD over a ten year… Read more »

Source: Dynamatic Technologies, 21-Dec-12

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Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

Pawan Hans has revealed plans to expand its helicopter services in Uttar Pradesh, with continued focus on passengers with pilgrimage and religious interests.  The Indian operator has already launched a daily helicopter service between New Delhi and Vrindavan in Mathura district and is planning to serve the Buddhist Circuit spread over Eastern Uttar Pradesh and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-12

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Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

AERO Design Ltd. proudly announces Transport Canada certification of our Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly for the Bell 206B, 206L Series, and 407, Supplemental Type Certificate SH12-59. The Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly is a direct replacement for the original knob and shaft assembly used to tighten the cyclic friction. The replacement part removes the typical wear… Read more »

Source: Aero Design, 12-Dec-12

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ExecuJet Africa Adds Helicopters to Charter Fleet

ExecuJet Africa Adds Helicopters to Charter Fleet

ExecuJet Africa has teamed up with Acher Aviation, leaders in off-shore helicopter operations, to offer a range of services including helicopter management and charter, as well as specialised support to the oil, gas, mining and resource exploration sectors. ExecuJet’s fleet now includes three helicopters from Acher Aviation, including a Bell 407, an Agusta 109 Power… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Africa, 04-Dec-12

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VVMC Bell 407 back in the air after arson attack

VVMC Bell 407 back in the air after arson attack

A lot of the repairs were “cosmetic,” he said. Many of the plastic fittings had melted and were changed out. The wiring harness from the control panel of the cockpit was changed. Fibreglass windows were replaced. The craft’s blades were changed out as well – the work cost around $250K (see full story) The story… Read more »

28-Nov-12

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Virginia – AirCare 4 swaps out EC135 for a Bell 407

Virginia – AirCare 4 swaps out EC135 for a Bell 407

AirCare 4 in Virginia – based Front Royal-Warren County Airport – have recently changed helicopter type.  Operator PHI Medical has swapped out the Eurocopter EC135 they had previously used and repplaced it with a Bell 407. PHI spokeman Glenn Deaton is quoted in local media saying it was “purely a business development decision to move… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-12

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15-Nov-12 N7160V Bell 407 Riverton, US-Wyoming

Force landing after striking power lines.  Wire strike system successfully cut cables and helicopter landed safely.  This report suggests that the helicopter was flying at 80-100 ft altitude, and thus the crew “were acting outside the scope of their employment and in violation of Federal Aviation Regulations, company operational specifications and policies.”

15-Nov-12

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Bell appoints Customer Service Facility for 407s in China

Bell appoints Customer Service Facility for 407s in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has appointed H&P General Aviation Service Co., Ltd. (H&P) in Guangzhou, China as a Bell Helicopter authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF). H&P is authorized to perform field maintenance on Bell 407 aircraft. “We are pleased to appoint H&P as a Bell Helicopter authorized Customer… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Nov-12

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Bell signs for first Chinese maintenance training facility

Bell signs for first Chinese maintenance training facility

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to  assist with the establishment of a maintenance training facility for Bell 206L and 407 helicopters in the Guangdong province of China. Bell Helicopter and Guangzhou Civil Aviation College (Guangzhou College) signed the MOU at Airshow China… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Nov-12

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EMS pilot fined for harassing wildlife

EMS pilot fined for harassing wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has cited a medical helicopter pilot from Arizona for harassing wildlife after a group of hunters observed him flying his ship very low over an elk herd in a canyon southwest of Grand Junction. (see full story)  Classic Lifeguard fly four Bell 407s and four fixed-wings  

Source: KOAA, 09-Nov-12

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05-Nov-12 N905HA Bell 407 Bakersfield, US-California

“Hall Medevac 1” made emergency landing after bird strike while en route to pick up patient

05-Nov-12

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29-Oct-12 N905HA Bell 407 Bakersfield, US-California

Blade delamination caused unusual vibration levels which prompted crew to investigate and then change aircraft before they took off

29-Oct-12

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Wysong completes 5th EMS Bell 407 in 2012; Signs for 5 more completions

Wysong completes 5th EMS Bell 407 in 2012; Signs  for 5 more completions

Wysong Enterprises (Wysong) announced today from the Air Medical Transport Conference in Seattle that they have completed their 5th EMS Equipped Bell 407 this year and signed contracts for four more 407 aircraft completions this week.  In addition to the 407s, Wysong also will begin work on another EMS Eurocopter AS-350 in January. “We are… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 23-Oct-12

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New EMS Bell 407 for Iowa and Missouri

New EMS Bell 407 for Iowa and Missouri

As of Monday, October 15th, Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) along with Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and Air Methods launched MercyOne-Clarinda, a medical helicopter program based at CRHC serving all of southwest Iowa, northwest Missouri, and southeast Nebraska. MercyOne manages the medical portion of the program and Air Methods operates the helicopter. A ribbon cutting ceremony (click… Read more »

Source: Clarinda Regional Health Center, 18-Oct-12

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NFC delivers NVG training solution to SkyLife Air Ambulance

NFC delivers NVG training solution to SkyLife Air Ambulance

Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it has completed delivery of a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution for SkyLife Air Ambulance. The new training enhances operational readiness for SkyLife to perform safe, efficient critical care transport services at night. “Although we are committed to excellence in… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 18-Oct-12

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10-Oct-12 Bell 407 Minneapolis, US-Minnesota

Chin window damaged by patient trolley and helicopter taken out of service until new parts fitted.  Life Link III operate five Bell 407s – N404LL through N408LL so presumably one of these was the subject aircraft

10-Oct-12

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09-Oct-12 N108MF Bell 407 Coolbaugh Township, US-Pennsylvania (2F)

Available photos give no clues as the trees are likely to have had a significant effect on the level of damage. Weather reports include both rain and fog with visibility of less than a quarter of a mile. Pilot William Ellsworth and passenger Tighe Sulllivan were killed.  The other passenger Stephen Barral survived but is… Read more »

09-Oct-12

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05-Oct-12 Bell 407 Rathora, India

Safe emergency landing in field due to technical issue.  No damage to helicopter or POB

05-Oct-12

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police upgrades with Becker Digital Airborne Intercom

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police upgrades with Becker Digital Airborne Intercom

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Aviation unit recently selected the Becker DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control panel system for their two Bell 407 helicopters. Wysong Enterprises Inc. in Blountville, TN completed an extensive avionics and mission equipment upgrade for both aircraft during the summer prior to the CM aviation unit’s demanding operations supporting the Democratic National Convention… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 27-Sep-12

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Wysong adds new equipment to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police 407s

Wysong adds new equipment to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police 407s

The Democratic National Convention may be over, but the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will continue to experience the effects of it being held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wysong Enterprises, Inc. was tasked with providing essential modifications and installations to their fleet of Bell 407 helicopters for protection during the convention. “We have performed many installations and… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 20-Sep-12

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18-Sep-12 XC-ZIT Bell 407 Lake Zirahuen, Mexico (1F)

Crashed into lake after contacting zip wire which spans the lake.  One drowned (named as Daniel Segundo Martinez), four survived.  Helicopter was being used to capture video footage of the lake for use on a television program

18-Sep-12

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09-Sep-12 N30HF Bell 407 Corpus Christi, US-Texas

Bird strike

09-Sep-12

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06-Sep-12 Bell 407 Hibbing, US-Minnesota

Night bird strike, cracking search light housing.  Landed safely

06-Sep-12

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31-Aug-12 N11SP Bell 407 Kanona, US-New York

State Police Trooper/pilot Trooper Thomas A. Shultz, 41, was injured in a very heavy landing after “he experienced an in-flight mechanical emergency.”  Photo shows skids splayed out after landing in a wooded area

31-Aug-12

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24-Aug-12 N407N Bell 407 Abingdon, US-Virginia (1F)

Crashed into lake shortly after take-off around 10.20pm – after dropping off six passengers at helicopter owner’s home.  Sole occupant pilot was named in local press as Bill R. Starnes, 64 (see obituary)

24-Aug-12

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“Friends of Henry 1” launched to support Sonoma Sheriff’s Bell 407

“Friends of Henry 1” launched to support Sonoma Sheriff’s Bell 407

Launched by a cross-section of Sonoma County professionals in early 2012, Friends of Henry 1 seeks to ease budget challenges which threaten the continuation of Henry 1, the North Bay Region’s rescue helicopter program, operated by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Friends of Henry 1 actively seeks public and private donors to keep this vital… Read more »

Source: Friends of Henry 1, 15-Aug-12

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05-Aug-12 N429PH Bell 407 San Antonio, US-Texas

Damaged skid and had to make emergency landing on mattresses to minimise damage

05-Aug-12

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04-Aug-12 XC-SSP Bell 407 Tlaxco, Mexico

B407 carrying the Secretary of Public Security of Veracruz, Arturo Bermudez Zurita, and the Undersecretary Jose Nava Holguin, made a forced landing.  Pilot was Alfonso Diaz Pineda

04-Aug-12

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Ahlers to supply Dual Tachometer for Bell 407

Ahlers to supply Dual Tachometer for Bell 407

Ahlers Aerospace has been selected by Bell Helicopter as the supplier of the Dual Tachometer for the Model 407. Ahlers designs and manufactures new instruments and electronic devices for the aviation industry. Ahlers is also a certified repair station for instruments and accessories. For more information contact Ahlers at 972-567-9852 or visit our website at www.ahlersaerospace.com

Source: Ahlers Aerospace, 03-Aug-12

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North Colorado Med Evac celebrates 30 years

North Colorado Med Evac celebrates 30 years

North Colorado Med Evac is celebrating 30 years and more than 20,000 successful flights serving communities in northeastern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The Med Evac crew has planned a celebration event that is open to the public on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greeley Central High School field, 1515… Read more »

Source: Banner Health, 02-Jul-12

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Volusia County Sheriff helicopter base – environmental rule violations

Volusia County Sheriff helicopter base – environmental rule violations

Volusia County sheriff’s officials are finalizing an agreement with the state to resolve environmental rules violations at the department’s helicopter facility at the DeLand Municipal Airport. A January inspection by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection found the department failed to fill out paperwork required for monthly inspections of the fuel tank used to store… Read more »

Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal, 27-Jun-12

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26-Jun-12 N911KX Bell 407 Pleasantville, US-Iowa

Helicopter went AOG for unknown reason and was roaded out from field landing.  We are 99% sure this was N911KX, although the press photo shows the registration etc all covered up.  Compare to this photo of N911KX which is known to be based in Iowa.

26-Jun-12

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Clarinda Regional Health Center to add EMS Bell 407

Clarinda Regional Health Center to add EMS Bell 407

Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC), Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and Air Methods/LifeNet have partnered to base southwest Iowa’s only air ambulance at Clarinda Regional Health Center.  The Clarinda-based air ambulance will serve an initial area within a 40-mile radius of Clarinda and will have the ability to transport patients to medical centers in Omaha, Lincoln,… Read more »

Source: Clarinda Regional Health Center, 15-Jun-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam to open new HQ in Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam to open new HQ in Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam, a leading provider of air medical transportation to rural communities, today announced a major expansion of its facilities that will enhance the Company’s ability to deliver air medical transportation services throughout the country, and position it for future growth. The facilities expansion includes opening a new headquarters building in O’Fallon, Missouri, nearby St…. Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 14-Jun-12

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AeroCare Expands Brand & Critical Care Services

AeroCare Expands Brand & Critical Care Services

Med-Trans Corp. has announced the transition of their two Carestar air medical programs to their well-known AeroCare brand.  The life saving programs will collectively serve West Texas and New Mexico 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning June 1st. The region will benefit from the superior clinical care and exceptional reputation established by… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 06-Jun-12

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Bell to open first flight training school in China

Bell to open first flight training school in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to open the first Bell Helicopter authorized flight training school in China. Bell Helicopter and Guanchen Aviation signed the MOU during the opening ceremony of the 4th Annual Anyang International Aviation Sports Festival in Anyang, China. “Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Jun-12

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Indiana – LifeFlight celebrates 30 years

Indiana – LifeFlight celebrates 30 years

LifeFlight, the medical helicopter program based at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, turned 30 on Tuesday. During that time, the air ambulance has made more than 10,000 patient transports. (see full story)

Source: Evansville Courier & Press, 31-May-12

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EMS Bell 407 fire-bombed on hospital helipad

EMS Bell 407 fire-bombed on hospital helipad

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-May-12

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25-May-12 N407VV Bell 407 Cottonwood, US-Arizona

Helicopter was fire-bombed while parked on the helipad outside Verde Valley Medical Center.  Alleged that a beer bottle filled with fuel was thrown into cockpit – photos show extensive fire damage in that area

25-May-12

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01-May-12 N309MH Bell 407 Anchorage, US-Alaska

01-May-12 N309MH Bell 407 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Struck trees with main rotor blades while landing

01-May-12

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade Fire Scout for US Navy with Bell 407 airframe

Northrop Grumman to upgrade Fire Scout for US Navy with Bell 407 airframe

The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to produce the next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopter using the Bell 407 airframe. The new variant provides greater range, endurance and payload capacity to ship commander’s intelligence-gathering efforts. According to a U.S. Department of Defense news release on contract awards released April 23, the company will produce… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Apr-12

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STC for Rebtech’s Medical Infusion Pump Mount in Bell 206/407

STC for Rebtech’s Medical Infusion Pump Mount in Bell 206/407

As part of an ongoing expansion of product offerings, REB Technologies, Inc. (REBTECH) has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of an intravenous (IV) medical pump mounting system.  The mount can accommodate up to three SPACE Infusion Pumps manufactured by the global medical products company, B. Braun Medical, Inc., and applies… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 16-Apr-12

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Bell awarded support agreement for Iraqi Bell 407s

Bell awarded support agreement for Iraqi Bell 407s

NOTE – We are running the Bell press release verbatim below.  Bell issued their press release on 13th April, but HeliHub.com had already run the story on 9th April…. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), was awarded a contract by US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Alabama  for the procurement of contractor logistics support… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Apr-12

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14-Apr-12 N509MT Bell 407 Aberdeen, US-South Dakota

Substantially damaged landing on gravel road around 3am local time after experiencing engine trouble on positioning flight after refuelling.  Sole occupant pilot not injured.

14-Apr-12

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Bell awarded $15M to support 30 Iraqi Bell 407s

Bell awarded $15M to support 30 Iraqi Bell 407s

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $15,361,430 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of contractor logistics support for 30 Bell 407 helicopters.  Work will be performed in Al Taji, Iraq, and Piney Flats, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Apr-12

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06-Apr-12 RA-01899 Bell 407 Blagodatnoye, Russia (1F)

Emergency landing in fog, killing sole occupant pilot Valeri Maiorov

06-Apr-12

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01-Apr-12 N911KX Bell 407 Pella, US-Iowa

Cockpit indication led pilot to make emergency landing at night.  Aircraft later checked out and cleared to fly

01-Apr-12

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28-Mar-12 N124AM Bell 407 Odenville, US-Alabama

While en route to a medical emergency at Steele, LifeSaver 1 from Birmingham was struck by a goose and landed in the parking lot at Margaret Elementary School. ** NOTE ** Registration is assumed from operator website.  The FAA repors code “LSV1” which refers to “LifeSaver 1” and recent photos on the LifeSaver 1 facebook… Read more »

28-Mar-12

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MCH to stop co-sponsoring CareStar program

Bill Webster, CEO for Medical Center Hospital, said that the hospital will give full control to their partner Med-Trans.  The program name will be changed to AeroCare, bringing it into line with the naming convention of air medical services in Seminole, Lubbock and Clovis, N.M.  (full story).  They operate two Bell 407s out of Odessa… Read more »

Source: OA Online, 27-Mar-12

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25-Mar-12 N407UT Bell 407 Rockwood, US-Tennessee

Precautionary landing

25-Mar-12

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23-Mar-12 N31PB Bell 407 Delray Beach, US-Florida

Emergency landing in wooded area.  Helicopter ended up on its skids with its nose against a wall,  narrowly missing a convenience store.  Pilot and copilot both both injured

23-Mar-12

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