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Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

16-Jul-2021Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard helps keep Canada’s waters safe, clean, and more accessible to keep our economy moving. In support of these missions, the Coast Guard operates a fleet of 22 helicopters. These helicopters and pilots provide support to ships engaged in critical maritime work including aids to navigation, environmental response, icebreaking operations, and in support... Read more

Two Spanish helicopters end up in the water on the same day

Two Spanish helicopters end up in the water on the same day

12-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday saw two twin-turbine helicopters have accidents in Spain. In the early hours of the morning, a Customs AS365N3 Dauphin operated by Eliance was chasing a boat crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, suspected of drug running.  No details have yet been released as to the circumstances of how the helicopter ended up in the water. ... Read more

11-Jul-21 EC-MTS Bell 412 Ejea, Spain

11-Jul-21 EC-MTS Bell 412 Ejea, Spain

11-Jul-2021

Firefighting helicopter had just completed water pickup when it lost power and descended into a lake – see video of incident.  2 POB out OK and rescued.  Helicopter was involved in fighting a fire at Cinco Villas... Read more

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

3-May-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412). Aerotech has also applied for a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation and is... 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

Guyana Defence Force receive a new Bell 412EPI

Guyana Defence Force receive a new Bell 412EPI

16-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

On Saturday 13th March, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) received a new Bell 412EPI following a delivery flight from the Bell plant in Fort Worth, Texas. In a ceremony at Base Camp Ayanganna, the President His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali noted that he has kept an earlier promise made to the Guyana Defence Force, to... Read more

Bell marks 40 years of the 412

Bell marks 40 years of the 412

21-Jan-2021Source: Bell

To date, there have been more than 1,100 Bell 412s delivered across the globe, logging over 6.5 million flight hours. Since the introduction of the Bell 412 in 1981, Bell has developed 11 different variants, the latest being the recently unveiled Subaru Bell 412 EPX. The evolution of the Bell 412 is a testament to... 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

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

Babcock extends South Australia contract

Babcock extends South Australia contract

9-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia’s rotary wing contract with the Government of South Australia has been extended until October 2022, confirming increased and continuing service to the region. Babcock will continue to deliver emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and airborne law enforcement services for the South Australian State Helicopter Rescue Service (SRHS), on behalf of... Read more

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

18-Sep-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, at “Carlos Curbelo” Naval Air Base in Punta del Este, a ceremony was held to welcome the first of two AB412s acquired by the Uruguay Navy. The event was attended by the President of the Republic, Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou, Defence Minister Dr. Javier Garcia, Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defense Colonel Rivera... Read more

Leonardo AB412 – EASA AD 2020-0192 – Electrical Power – Cable Assembly

Leonardo AB412 – EASA AD 2020-0192 – Electrical Power – Cable Assembly

4-Sep-2020Source: EASA

One occurrence has been reported of failure of both inverters in flight, leading to autopilot disconnection. Subsequent inspection identified chafing of a wire in the AC power system cable assembly, due to a protective grommet not correctly installed in the emergency bus interlock compartment. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to autopilot... 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

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

AAT delivers first Bell 412 EMS interior to Montenegro military

AAT delivers first Bell 412 EMS interior to Montenegro military

15-Jun-2020Source: Air Ambulance Technology

Air Ambulance Technology delivers first Bell 412 Kit to Montenegro Armed Forces. (Vojska Crne Gora) Montenegro, with its beautiful beaches and mountainous terrain, benefits from powerful and agile helicopters to help cope not only with natural disasters, but also cover patient transport for residents and tourists when the need may be. In 2018, Montenegro was... 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

Astronautics to provide integrated flight display system for Bell 412EPX

Astronautics to provide integrated flight display system for Bell 412EPX

11-Feb-2020Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America will provide its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system for SUBARU Corporation’s new SUBARU BELL 412EPX, the latest version of the 412 series.  SUBARU, in partnership with Bell, is developing the SUBARU BELL 412EPX which is utilized for UH-X as a replacement for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s UH-1J fleet. Astronautics’... 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

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

Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

30-Dec-2019Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems, the leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers, announced that the IDU-680 EFIS displays earned FAA Supplemental Type Certification for the Bell 412EP and 412 helicopters. The architecture for these platforms includes four IDU-680s with full avionics integration, and EICAS engine and warning displays.  The Level A certified IDU-680 EFIS utilizes... Read more

25-Oct-19 FAC0006 Bell 412 Albán, Colombia (6F)

25-Oct-19 FAC0006 Bell 412 Albán, Colombia (6F)

25-Oct-2019

Helicopter with pilot, co-pilot and four technicians was en route from Palanquero Air Base, in Puerto Salgar, to its maintenance base at Madrid.  The helicopter is part of the Presidential Flight.... Read more

Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

30-Jan-2019Source: Canadian Government

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is making investments to re-capitalize and extend the life of equipment to ensure our women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have the equipment they need to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) core missions. In support of this,... Read more

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

9-Nov-2018Source: Genaire

Genaire is proud to expand it’s fuel cell repair capabilities to now include Bell Helicopters Models 412 and 214. The care and maintenance of an aircraft’s fuel cell is an incredibly important responsibility. To ensure we are providing the best possible service, we have developed proprietary testing methods that have allowed us to repair all... Read more

Montenegrin Air Force adds three Bell 412s

Montenegrin Air Force adds three Bell 412s

1-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Armed Forces of Montenegro have recently held an event to mark the arrival of three Bell 412 helicopters into their fleet, following on a contract signed on 30th January 2018.  After evaluating both the Airbus H145M and the Leonardo AW139, Montenegro reportedly picked the Bell proposal to ensure they stayed within their budget of... Read more

ACE Training Centre adds new AW139 and B412 approvals

ACE Training Centre adds new AW139 and B412 approvals

28-Sep-2018Source: ACE Training Centre

Toll continues to break new ground and set new standards within the aviation industry with confirmation of its recent Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 141 and 142 approvals. The ACE Training Centre is now positioned for the broader industry to take full advantage of the world-class facility as the only provider of these services... Read more

Bell and SUBARU announce their collaboration

Bell and SUBARU announce their collaboration

20-Jul-2018Source: Bell Flight

At a ceremony held at Farnborough Air Show today, BELL HELICOPTER, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and SUBARU Corporation announced their collaboration on a commercial enhancement of the BELL 412 EPI, which was type-certified this month as the 412 EPX, in support of the Japan UH-X program. In 2015, Bell’s long-term partner, SUBARU (formerly known as Fuji... Read more

ASESA Selects Able as Exclusive Provider

ASESA Selects Able as Exclusive Provider

20-Jun-2018Source: Able Aerospace

Mexico-based Aeroservicios Especializados S.A. de C.V. (ASESA) and Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, have signed an agreement making Able the exclusive provider of component repairs, overhauls and exchanges for ASESA helicopters in Mexico – a fleet that includes a significant contingent of Bell 412 aircraft. The agreement also provides ASESA with preferred... Read more

Quantum3D Awarded Contract by AVC Defense

Quantum3D Awarded Contract by AVC Defense

19-Apr-2018Source: Quantum3D

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it is under contract with Advance Vision Company Ltd of Saudi Arabia (AVC Defense) to upgrade and modernize an existing Unit Training Device (UTD) for Bell 412 Helicopters operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The... Read more

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

26-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CHC now has three AW189 helicopters added to their fleet. The helicopters can transport up to 16 passengers, while having a noticeably quieter flight and less vibrations. The three Aw189s are the first in all Australia. They will be used to help transfer offshore oil and gas workers, reports Australian Aviation. They are joined in... Read more

TRAXXALL Technologies Announces New Client

TRAXXALL Technologies Announces New Client

14-Feb-2018Source: TRAXXALL Technologies

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of an innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced new client Heliservicio. Heliservicio is a leading helicopter transportation company with more than 40 years of operating experience. The company specializes in offshore transportation for the international oil and gas industry. Operating a fleet of 22 Bell 412 EP and... Read more

Nigerian Air Force launches second Bell 412

Nigerian Air Force launches second Bell 412

24-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian Air Force has launched their second Bell 412 helicopter into service. The aircraft had been impounded by customs, after Nigeria could not provide end user certificates after the aircraft had modifications done to it in America. It received an overhaul and repair in the United States as well as in Canada, reports Defence... Read more

Subaru Corporation Completes Maintenance Facility

Subaru Corporation Completes Maintenance Facility

24-Jan-2018Source: Subaru Corporation

Subaru Corporation today celebrated the completion of a new facility that will be utilized for the maintenance of the next-generation utility helicopter (the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force UH-X*1) and the new commercial variant of the 412EPI*2 helicopter at its Aerospace Company Utsunomiya Plant, Tochigi Prefecture. The Aerospace Company conducts periodical maintenance, repair and overhaul on... Read more

New developments for the Bell 412

New developments for the Bell 412

20-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Bell has plans for a new version of their popular 412 twin.  On 8th December, Bell Canada registered C-FYVM with MSN 39101, a big departure from their current MSN series which started at 37001 and currently runs to 37039 for the 412EPI.  Although listed as a 412EP, this newly registered aircraft is marked as “Experimental”.... 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

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

Milestone leases two Bell 412s to FAASA for firefighting

Milestone leases two Bell 412s to FAASA for firefighting

5-Oct-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to lease two B412SP helicopters to FAASA Aviacion S.A. of Spain to support their expanded firefighting services. The two helicopters owned by Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, were previously on lease to a Brazilian operator and utilized in oil and... Read more

Norwegian Bell helicopters to be maintained by Patria

Norwegian Bell helicopters to be maintained by Patria

27-Sep-2017Source: Patria Helicopters

Patria Helicopters AB has won the competition and signed a contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation (NDLO) for the maintenance of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ Bell 412 helicopters. The contract is for four years and it includes an option for additional three years. The estimated value of the contract is EUR 7.1 million. The... Read more

Dart updates landing gear approvals for Bell 412 higher gross weight

Dart updates landing gear approvals for Bell 412 higher gross weight

14-Aug-2017Source: DART Aerospace

For over 40 years, DART Aerospace has stayed at the leading edge of the helicopter industry by certifying a large variety of products intended to improve the capability or reduce maintenance costs of helicopters.  DART has supported the Bell 412 platform for over 25 years by bringing to market the widest offering of utility accessories,... Read more

Canadian Defence Minister wants B412 and AW101 upgrades

Canadian Defence Minister wants B412 and AW101 upgrades

15-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Canadian Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan, has announced that upgrades for their Bell “Griffon” B412 and Leonardo “Cormorant”AW101 should be a priority in the defence budget. He feels that if upgrades cannot be guaranteed, that the helicopters should be removed from service. This announcement was made at a conference on defence policy reviews. Debate has... 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

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

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

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

18-Oct-2016Source: DFES

Western Australia’s RAC Rescue notched up its 5,000th mission this week, with the service playing a pivotal role over the past 13 years to provide life-saving medical treatment. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Gary Gifford said one of the most common tasks RAC Rescue has attended over the years is road... 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

Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

13-Oct-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is proud to formally announce that the first Bell 412EPI in Japan delivered first quarter 2016 to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency has entered into service. Aomori Prefecture was also the first customer to receive a Bell 412EP in Japan at the start of its... Read more

Able Aerospace adds Agusta-Bell 412 to capabilities

Able Aerospace adds Agusta-Bell 412 to capabilities

11-Oct-2016Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of Agusta Bell 412 component repairs and overhauls to its broad menu of rotor wing MRO capabilities. The announcement expands Able’s trademark cost savings and repair benefits to the Agusta-branded 412 platform, which is located largely in Europe and South America. “Able... Read more

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

19-Aug-2016Source: Maltese Government

An air ambulance service was inaugurated earlier this morning at Xewkija Heliport in Gozo. This inauguration follows the initiation of works at Gozo General Hospital a few weeks ago as part of a multimillion project to overhaul the health services in Gozo, including the rebuilding of the hospital. The helicopter forms part of Vitals Global... Read more

Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

22-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell announced today that its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added the Crew Mobility Restraint Kit as part of its product line-up for Bell 412 and the Bell 412EP aircraft. The new kit recently received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA. The Crew Mobility Restraint Kit is a safety feature for law enforcement and search... Read more

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

22-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell announced the successful demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI in Vietnam. The demo was organized with the support of the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) at Gia Lam airport in Hanoi. “Bell Helicopter continues to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market, and we see potential for our modern, multi-mission capable aircraft in this region,”... 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

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

27-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following its recent demonstration flights in Nepal, Bell have taken the 412EPI to the Royal Thai Army’s Aviation Day held June 14 at Sa Phan Nak Aero, Royal Thai Army Aviation Centre at Lopburi. They took the opportunity to present the aircraft to visitors at the event. “The Bell 412EPI continues to attract customers worldwide... Read more

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

17-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The mountainous kingdom of Nepal is well known for Mount Everest, but last year became the focus point of a significant relief effort after a massive earthquake.  After that natural disaster, the Nepalese Army added two Mil Mi-17s to the one they already had, but that exacerbates a problem of having a small fleet spread... Read more

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

6-Jun-2016Source: Cobham

Cobham have announced the signing of a contract with QinetiQ for the provision of helicopter support to the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron (RWTES).  Both of these organisations are are jointly operated by QinetiQ and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Long-Term Partnering Agreement. Cobham will... Read more

Bell Singapore completes 5,000hr inspections on two Australian 412s

Bell Singapore completes 5,000hr inspections on two Australian 412s

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bell has announced that its facility in Singapore successfully completed 5,000 hour inspections and customization for two Bell 412EPs for a private customer located in Australia. “Our Singapore facility continues to drive growth in heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul for customers throughout the region,” said Mike Greene, general manager for Bell Helicopter’s Singapore facility. “This... 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

Bell starts five month Asia Pacific tour with 412EPi

Bell starts five month Asia Pacific tour with 412EPi

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bell Helicopter last demonstrated the Bell 412’s capability in 2013 in the region and since then has attracted a number of customers including the Philippine Department of National Defense and the Government of Uttar Pradesh in India. There are currently more than 150 Bell 412 variants operating throughout Asia Pacific across a range of mission... Read more

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

10-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following the recent gradual disbandment of UK military SAR, the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the DHFS. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become the maritime and... 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

Bell launches 412SP to 412HP upgrade kit

Bell launches 412SP to 412HP upgrade kit

10-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has introduced a newly available kit that allows customers to upgrade their current Bell 412SP to the 412HP configuration – increasing aircraft performance and reducing customers’ cost. The new 412HP upgrade kit provides an additional 165 horsepower available at the main rotor, allowing out-of-ground-effect hover performance to... 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

Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

1-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Aichi Prefecture for a Bell 412EPI configured for parapublic operations and used specifically for firefighting missions and disaster relief. “The selection of the Bell 412EPI will enhance Aichi’s capability and help ensure the safety and security of citizens throughout the... 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

Bell report 2015 production data

Bell report 2015 production data

29-Feb-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces global deliveries as part of its 2015 performance results. In 2015, Bell Helicopter delivered 175 aircraft, a combination of its current production products as follows: 52 x Bell 429 12 x Bell 412 (EP/EPI) 99 x Bell 407 (GX/GXP) 12 x Bell 206L4 Regional deliveries include: 28... 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

CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

26-Feb-2016Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to provide the Canadian Coast Guard with a CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator that will feature cockpits for both the Bell 412EPI and Bell 429 helicopters. The CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator will feature CAE’s revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit... Read more

Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

23-Feb-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2016. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell Helicopter plans to... Read more

Bell delivers 412EP to Government of Uttar Pradesh

Bell delivers 412EP to Government of Uttar Pradesh

15-Feb-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 412EP with STC SR09600RC (Bell 412EPI) to the Government of Uttar Pradesh in India. The aircraft will be used for VIP transportation throughout the region. The Bell Helicopter team delivered the Bell 412EP in early December at the State... Read more

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

18-Jan-2016Source: RACQ CareFlight

In an important milestone for RACQ CareFlight Rescue, its Toowoomba-based Bell 412 XCO helicopter today celebrates 24 years of lifesaving service. Affectionately known as “Clive” after well-known philanthropist Clive Berghofer or “Oscar”, the helicopter joined CareFlight’s operational fleet in 2009 as South West Queensland’s dedicated rescue chopper. Since then, Oscar has kept a watchful eye... 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

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

26-Nov-2015Source: Tribune

The Punjab government has decided to purchase two new aircraft for VVIP movement, The Express Tribune has learnt. See full story... Read more

Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

Four Bell 412EP approved for Argentina

18-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has today announced the US State Dept approval for a Foreign Military Sale of four Bell 412EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million. The Government of Argentina reportedly intends to use these aircraft for search and rescue operations, humanitarian assistance and... Read more

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