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BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

6-Oct-2015Source: BLR

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace Fast Fin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AgustaWestland’s AB412 helicopter. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification is imminent, according to Dave Marone, the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Marone also announced the appointment of Agrarflug Helilift as... Read more

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

5-Oct-2015Source: Heli One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been awarded a new contract by the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA). Heli-One will complete a 5,000 Flight Hour inspection on two of the agency’s Bell helicopters, followed by a full strip and repaint with defect rectification. The work will be... Read more

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

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

9-Sep-2015Source: Bell

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

06-Sep-15 I-CFAC Agusta-Bell 412EP Montecristo, Italy

06-Sep-15 I-CFAC Agusta-Bell 412EP Montecristo, Italy

6-Sep-2015

Helicopter crashed heavily onto a sloping rock face, seriously injuring the pilot.  The other two POB only had minor injuries... Read more

SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

4-Sep-2015Source: abc News

The SouthCare helicopter has just completed its busiest ever year since it began operating in 1998. See Full Story... Read more

LORD Institutes Groundbreaking Warranty for Bell 412 Operators

LORD Institutes Groundbreaking Warranty for Bell 412 Operators

24-Aug-2015Source: Lord Corp

LORD Corporation has introduced a new 5-year/2,500-hour service life warranty for Bell Helicopter Model 412 hub elastomeric components. The warranty demonstrates LORD Corporation’s confidence in service life improvements realized through use of its improved SPE IIA elastomer. Comparative endurance tests confirm that the Bell 412 Spindle and Pivot Bearings manufactured with SPE IIA will have significant... Read more

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

18-Aug-2015Source: Bell

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND).  The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base. “We are proud to deliver the final of eight Bell 412EP... Read more

15-Aug-15 N120LA Bell 412EP Whittier, US-California

15-Aug-15 N120LA Bell 412EP Whittier, US-California

15-Aug-2015

Emergency landing in a cemetery, during which the main blades sliced the tail boom off.  Helicopter substantially damaged but remained on its skids... Read more

Able launches two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing

Able launches two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing

13-Aug-2015Source: Able

Able Aerospace Services has introduced two new solutions for the Bell 412 pivot bearing: an FAA approved PMA and the company’s first overhaul and exchange solution for the OEM part. This announcement expands Able’s already broad elastomerics program, including comprehensive alternatives for the Bell 407. “We are a long-standing, one-source elastomerics solution for Bell owners... Read more

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

11-Aug-2015Source: Onboard Systems

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

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

16-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Bell 412 helicopter. “Our King Air pilots have experienced consistently high quality training and support from FlightSafety for years, so they were our first choice to support us launching the Bell 412 program,” said Officer Kevin Gallagher,... Read more

11-Jul-15 C-FWTK Bell 412 Slave Lake, Canada

11-Jul-15 C-FWTK Bell 412 Slave Lake, Canada

11-Jul-2015

Crashed on firefighting ops, pilot to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries... Read more

Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

29-Jun-2015Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce today that the company has contracted with Chilcott, Inc. to provide flight currency training for the Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya (FAU or Uruguayan Air Force helicopter pilots). The training will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Under the agreement, Erickson pilot instructors will... Read more

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

23-Jun-2015Source: Bell

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Europe to the Czech Police. The helicopter will be used for search and rescue missions and is expected to be delivered by the end of the year. “The BELL 412 EPI is one of the most reliable, rugged... Read more

Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

23-Jun-2015Source: News Castle Star

LAKE Macquarie Airport will soon become home to a Westpac Rescue Helicopter base. See Full Story... Read more

Bell 412 helicopter arrives in Chongqing

Bell 412 helicopter arrives in Chongqing

12-Jun-2015Source: CQnews

On June 9th, in the aviation industrial park located in Liangjiang New Area’s Longxing Industrial Park, technicians were debugging the American Bell 412 helicopter that just arrived in Chongqing. See Full Story... Read more

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

12-Jun-2015Source: AEM

The Korean Coast Guard has once again selected AEM’s Loud Speaker systems. The newest contract is for 700W systems to be set up on their Ka-32 helicopters. The immediate requirement is for five systems that will be installed, tested and certified in Korea by LG International’s Aviation Unit. The systems include AA21-400 PA/Siren Control Units,... Read more

Transport Canada approves five products from Aeronautical Accessories

Transport Canada approves five products from Aeronautical Accessories

8-Jun-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approved five product offerings that will be distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories TM brand. TCCA’s approval is for multiple kits and accessories for the Bell 407, 412, and 429: FLIR Star Safire Kit, Model 429 External Hoist Kit, Model... Read more

Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

12-May-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Japan to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency. “The Bell 412 is known around the world for its rugged reliability to perform the toughest of missions, and the new EPI offers improved performance with a state-of-the-art integrated avionics suite... Read more

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

30-Apr-2015Source: Sunset Aviation Service

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

Entrol has certified H21 FNPT II MCC simulator in Italy

Entrol has certified H21 FNPT II MCC simulator in Italy

30-Apr-2015Source: entrol

The entrol H21 simulator, based on the Bell 412, has been certified as FNPT II MCC by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority). Thanks to this entrol has expanded its portfolio of simulators by adding one of the most famous helicopters in the world. The entrol H21, purchased by Heli Protection, recreates in detail the Bell... Read more

Bell delivers 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation

Bell delivers 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation

28-Apr-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of a Bell 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA). The helicopter is the first certified Bell 412 type aircraft to operate in China and will be used for fire-fighting missions. A delivery ceremony was held at Bell Helicopter’s customization and delivery center in... Read more

Wisk Air unveils new $4M helicopter

Wisk Air unveils new $4M helicopter

28-Apr-2015Source: CBCnews

Wisk Air, of Thunder Bay, unveiled a new $4 million helicopter Friday. The company says is one of only 12 of its kind in Canada. See Full Story... Read more

10-Apr-15 5N-GEJ Bell 412EP Lagos, Nigeria

10-Apr-15 5N-GEJ Bell 412EP Lagos, Nigeria

10-Apr-2015

Nigerian Police helicopter crashed at the main Lagos Airport close to the VIP area. Helicopter may be used for presidential work and has been referred to in some reports as a “presidential helicopter”. 4 POB – pilot, copilot and two NAF employees – all injured but not seriously... Read more

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

8-Apr-2015Source: Heli-One

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

Questions raised over age of US Park Police helicopter

Questions raised over age of US Park Police helicopter

7-Apr-2015Source: NBC Washington

The U.S. Park Police’s Eagle 2 helicopter — which polices the most secure airspace in the nation, helps lead presidential motorcades — should have been grounded two years ago, according to an internal study by the Park Police and the U.S. Department of Interior. See Full Story... Read more

Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

30-Mar-2015Source: Snowy Hydro SouthCare

Update from Snowy Hydro SouthCare Facebook page :- It is with great pleasure that we can announce the new Chief Executive Officer of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter is Cancer support advocate and former award-winning ABC journalist and television presenter Mr Chris Kimball. The high-profile media professional, television commentator, public speaker and fundraiser has... Read more

25-Mar-15 Bell 412 Sanaa, Yemen

25-Mar-15 Bell 412 Sanaa, Yemen

25-Mar-2015

Destroyed in reported Saudi air attack on hangar at Al-Dailami air base.  Photo shows Bell 412 on the left of this image... Read more

Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

20-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced the delivery of a Bell 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. The sale and delivery are the first conducted through Bell Helicopter’s new office in Tokyo. A delivery ceremony was held at the customer’s facility near the Fukuoka airport yesterday. “We honor our long-standing relationship... Read more

Pakistan – Punjab Government picks Mi-17 over Bell 412

Pakistan – Punjab Government picks Mi-17 over Bell 412

17-Mar-2015Source: The News

The Punjab government has decided to purchase a Russian-made MI-17 helicopter worth Rs1.4 billion for the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to combat terrorists’ activities in the province. See Full Story... Read more

INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

9-Mar-2015Source: INAER

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Magrama) awarded contracts to INAER for four of the five helicopters providing firefighting, surveillance and forest fire coordination services for the 2015 winter-spring season. This service will remain active during the months of March, April and part of May. The aircraft resources for this new contract include... Read more

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

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

5-Mar-2015Source: Component Control

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

Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

4-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of four Bell 429s configured for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) to the National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract was signed by NOCAD Executive Director Mr. Garvin Heerah... Read more

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

3-Mar-2015Source: BLR Aerospace

Some 850 BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are now operating in 30 nations worldwide, elevating the performance of Bell Medium helicopters and helping a wide range of operators improve mission effectiveness. More than half of all FastFin Systems are operating in North America, followed by Latin America (20 percent) and Asia... Read more

Flightsafety International to increase its Fleet of Advanced Helicopter Simulators By Over 40%

Flightsafety International to increase its Fleet of Advanced Helicopter Simulators By Over 40%

3-Mar-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International plans to increase its fleet of advanced helicopter simulators by over40 percent. “Since building the first Level D qualified helicopter simulator more than 20 years ago, FlightSafety has continuously invested in new programs and facilities designed specifically to serve and support the helicopter industry,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “We offer the... Read more

Bell enhances 412EPI capabilities

Bell enhances 412EPI capabilities

1-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it has recently received certification for an improved Category A (CAT A) procedure on the Bell 412EPI from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new CAT A backup procedure provides a significant increase in payload, performance and operational versatility. The alternate backup procedure for the Bell 412EPI provides improved... Read more

Bell outlines Heli-Expo coverage

Bell outlines Heli-Expo coverage

26-Feb-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, Heli-Expo 2015. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s Heli-Expo will be held March 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell... Read more

Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

26-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Netherlands recently announced the retirement of their three Agusta-Bell 412SPs as they transferred the SAR role over to their NH90s.  Just three weeks on and Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert announced that preliminary agreement has been reached to sell the 412s to Peru.  Although no financial numbers have been stated, and no contract yet signed, there’s enough... Read more

Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

19-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Air Force of Honduras has recently taken delivery of a new Bell 412EP for the Presidential Flight.  It replaces an older 412SP which has been on charge in this role since 1988, and was one of a fleet of ten bought at that time.  It is not clear exactly how many of the original... Read more

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

15-Jan-2015Source: Ministry of Defence

As of 1 January 2015, the Defence organisation has taken its characteristic yellow AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters out of service. These helicopters, which flew for Defence Helicopter Command, are to be disposed of. Consequently, 303 Squadron, stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base, will be disbanded in the near future. During the course of 2014, the 3 Defence... Read more

Bell  Announces Leadership Changes

Bell Announces Leadership Changes

2-Dec-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today named Matthew J. Hasik executive vice president, Commercial Business. Hasik will lead the combined Commercial Sales and Marketing and Commercial Programs organization. Hasik succeeds Danny Maldonado, a 24-year company veteran who has been selected to be president and CEO of Textron Financial. “We have seen tremendous... Read more

NSW Police launches new Bell 412EPI as “Polair 5”

NSW Police launches new Bell 412EPI as “Polair 5”

1-Dec-2014Source: NSW Police Force

The NSW Police Force has launched two new state-of-the-art additions to the Aviation Support Branch, PolAir 5 and PolAir 7. NSW Police Force Commissioner Andrew Scipione, unveiled the new aircraft at the Aviation Support Branch at Bankstown Airport today (Sunday 30 November 2014). The Commissioner was joined by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

9-Oct-2014Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has signed a series of civil aviation training solutions contracts worth more than C$200 million with airlines and aircraft operators in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East. One of these orders is from Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, who has purchased a... Read more

29-Sep-14 Bell 412CF Shaw Island, Canada

29-Sep-14 Bell 412CF Shaw Island, Canada

29-Sep-2014

Precautionary landing after rotor blades struck a wire on the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir William Alexander... Read more

Cantabria renews emergency service contract with INAER

Cantabria renews emergency service contract with INAER

14-Aug-2014Source: Babcock

Babcock announces that INAER Spain (INAER), part of Avincis,  has been awarded a further four-year £5 million contract to provide helicopter transport for search and rescue operations and other civil defence missions by the local government of Cantabria, Spain. INAER will operate a 24 hour service from Santander Airport using Bell 412 helicopter. The helicopters... Read more

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

18-Jul-2014Source: Héroux-Devtek

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

Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

19-Jun-2014Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix, Inc. is proud to announce they have been granted another EASA NVG STC. This time the EASA STC is on a Bell 412EP, EASA STC number 10049194. This is the first of two 412EP’s Aero Dynamix will modify for the Faroe Islands operator, Atlantic Airways, which will use the modified aircraft for search... Read more

Bell starts new MSN number series for 412 EPI

Bell starts new MSN number series for 412 EPI

9-Jun-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Bell have started a new series of Manufacturer Serial Numbers for the 412EPI model, with 37001 being the first. Serial numbers used so far for the 412 include the following number ranges by Bell themselves 33001-33213 B412, B412SP 33501-33508 B412 for Saudi Air Force 36001-36672 B412SP and EP models (36672 is latest known MSN, may... Read more

New Commandant at UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

New Commandant at UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

29-May-2014Source: RAF

Captain Paul Shawcross Royal Navy handed over command of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury this week to Colonel Julian Facer. Colonel Facer was commissioned into the Army Air Corps (AAC) in 1991 and is an experienced Apache Attack Helicopter pilot. His recently commanded 7 Training Regiment (AAC) at Middle Wallop, where... Read more

Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

Bell Expands Maintenance Training Offerings in Singapore

23-Apr-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval to conduct Bell 412EP/Bell 412EPI B1.3 and B2 Part 147 technical training at the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center. The Australian CASA approval expands the BTA’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses... Read more

Heli Protection Europe buys Entrol simulator based on Bell 412

Heli Protection Europe buys Entrol simulator based on Bell 412

14-Apr-2014Source: Entrol

Heli Protection Europe (HpE) has purchased an entrol H21 FNPT II MCC helicopter simulator, which is based on the Bell 412. This simulator will be installed in Italy and it will be used for a fully new and advanced pilot training process, including studies related to Human Performance and Limitation, Crew Resource Management and the implementation of new procedures.... Read more

13-Apr-14 JW-9505 Agusta-Bell 412 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

13-Apr-14 JW-9505 Agusta-Bell 412 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

13-Apr-2014

Crashed on take-off, ending up on its side with rotorhead against the hangar wall, injuring Tanzania’s vice president Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal and some of the others on board – total 11 POB... Read more

Bell approves Lord for 412 Spindle Bearing Re-bond Repair

Bell approves Lord for 412 Spindle Bearing Re-bond Repair

2-Apr-2014Source: Lord Corp

LORD Corporation now offers re-bond repair for the Bell 412 Spindle Bearing. According to Rodolphe Leroy, manager global sales, Business Development & Marketing, LORD Aerospace Aftermarket, LORD has implemented several changes to help lower direct operating costs (DOCs) for operators, as well as ease the maintenance burden in terms of cost and support. “We have taken... Read more

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

31-Mar-2014Source: Canadian Govt

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada has signed a US$105-million contract with the Philippines to supply eight specialized helicopters manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. The contract was negotiated under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Philippines’ Department of National Defense. Prime... Read more

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

25-Mar-2014Source: BLR Aerospace

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems... Read more

22-Mar-14 VH-WSR Bell 412EP Newcastle, Australia

22-Mar-14 VH-WSR Bell 412EP Newcastle, Australia

22-Mar-2014

During the cruise, the crew observed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at about 1,000 ft above ground level. The UAV turned and tracked towards the helicopter and the helicopter crew took evasive action to avoid a collision.... Read more

New Bell 412EPI products receive STC approval

New Bell 412EPI products receive STC approval

10-Mar-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced it has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for three new accessory options for the Bell 412EPI including a Cockpit Voice Flight Data Recorder (CV/FDR), Bell Helicopter Vibration Monitoring system (BHVM) and Helicopter Terrain Awareness System (HTAWS). All three Bell 412EPI STC-approved products are all... Read more

Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

5-Mar-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase 196 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Anaheim, CA. The customer signings followed the company’s product unveiling in front of a packed booth full of enthusiastic onlookers (see the video here.) Bell Helicopter for the first time revealed... Read more

Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

27-Feb-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters to Egypt’s Petroleum Air Services (PAS), both configured and fully equipped to meet oil and gas producers requirements (OGP) recommended by the leading international oil companies working in Egypt. Based in Cairo, PAS specializes in offering oil industry... Read more

Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

25-Feb-2014Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC -0.49% has entered into an agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, to supply its LCR-100 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the Bell 412 helicopter through 2017. The LCR-100 and other Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim. Produced by Northrop Grumman... Read more

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

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

23-Feb-2014Source: Onboard Systems

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

Chongqing General Aviation buys two 412s and two 407s

Chongqing General Aviation buys two 412s and two 407s

14-Feb-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced the sale of two Bell 412EPI and two Bell 407GX aircraft to Chongqing General Aviation Co., Ltd. The signing marks the first Bell aircraft to be used in China for parapublic missions, including firefighting and search and rescue (SAR). The four aircraft are the first Bell... Read more

06-Feb-14 AN-137 Bell 412EP Mansukum, Panama (1F)

06-Feb-14 AN-137 Bell 412EP Mansukum, Panama (1F)

6-Feb-2014

1 of 9 POB killed when helicopter came down on night anti-drug mission.  Helicopter had been working with a US Navy MH-60R which was on hand to transport 6 of the injured to hospital.... Read more

Dart launches 39-inch Extended Height Gear for Bell 412

Dart launches 39-inch Extended Height Gear for Bell 412

29-Jan-2014Source: Dart Aerospace

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce the introduction of a 39-inch extended height landing gear for the Bell 412 aircraft. Designed specifically for this aircraft, the landing gear will include an exclusive, stainless-steel, aft crosstube that is stronger, more durable, and corrosion-resistant. This unique landing gear was developed to provide additional ground clearance for belly-mounted... Read more

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

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

23-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412

INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412

22-Jan-2014Source: Avincis Group

INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance has been awarded the air ambulance contract for the Balearic Islands through public tender. The new contract will strengthen INAER’s partnership with IB-Salut, for whom it has provided aerial emergency services since 2000. The contract will last for two years with the... Read more

Conklin & de Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014

Conklin & de Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014

22-Jan-2014Source: Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker has released the latest version of LIFE CYCLE COST 2014 Volume I. The most powerful aircraft budgeting and financial analysis tool available, LIFE CYCLE COST (LCC) from Conklin & de Decker, provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more... Read more

22-Jan-14 HA-5166 Bell 412EP Long Tulip, Indonesia

22-Jan-14 HA-5166 Bell 412EP Long Tulip, Indonesia

22-Jan-2014

Precautionary landing in jungle due to weather.  Location meant that helicopter crew was out of contact for 15+ hours, causing SAR response etc.  10 POB all safe... Read more

Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

Tiger Tugs launch 12,000lb helicopter mover

20-Jan-2014Source: Tiger Tugs

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

INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

14-Jan-2014Source: Avincis Group

The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender. The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension. The helicopters are an Agusta Westland 109 and a Bell 412EP,... Read more

Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

9-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The Colombian Navy has recently taken delivery of two Bell 412EPs, serialled locally as ARC-225 and ARC-226. These are Bell serial numbers 36639 test flown as N493AH and became ARC-225 with Colombian Navy, and 36640 test flown as N495FB and became ARC-226 with Colombian Navy Finished in a overall naval grey colour, the helicopters feature... Read more

CFB Trenton team rescue crane operator from fire

CFB Trenton team rescue crane operator from fire

19-Dec-2013Source: RCAF

A dramatic rescue unfolded yesterday afternoon in downtown Kingston, Ontario, when a crew from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, located at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, saved a crane operator who was trapped above a massive building fire. Around 2 p.m. on December 17, a fire broke out in a student residence that was under construction... Read more

15-Dec-13 HA-5170 Bell 412EP Paradise Aroanop, Indonesia

15-Dec-13 HA-5170 Bell 412EP Paradise Aroanop, Indonesia

15-Dec-2013

Five POB all safe after helicopter damaged in emergency landing in mountainous area... Read more

Bell face second lawsuit over Sept 2010 NYPD Bell 412 accident

Bell face second lawsuit over Sept 2010 NYPD Bell 412 accident

8-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

It has been widely reported in recent days that the City of New York has filed a lawsuit against Bell, effectively requesting them to supply a new helicopter for the one that crashed, which they claim was defective. See story in NY Daily News However, in looking at this situation, you also need to consider... Read more

New South Wales Police signs for Bell 412EPI

New South Wales Police signs for Bell 412EPI

21-Nov-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with the New South Wales Police Force for the first Bell 412EPI helicopter to be operated in Australia. Based in Sydney, Australia, the New South Wales Police will take delivery of the new aircraft in late 2014 where it will be used for... Read more

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