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Abu Dhabi Aviation to take delivery of first Bell 412EPI

Abu Dhabi Aviation to take delivery of first Bell 412EPI

18-Nov-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce the upcoming delivery of the first Bell 412EPI helicopter in the world to Abu Dhabi Aviation for offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The Bell 412 platform has been a vital part of our operations for many years. We chose... Read more

Bell to showcase three civil and three military helicopters in Dubai

Bell to showcase three civil and three military helicopters in Dubai

14-Nov-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will have a strong presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the Middle East’s leading aerospace event, held at Dubai World Central November 17-21. Bell Helicopter will feature a number of commercial and military aircraft on static display, showcasing their outstanding capabilities to meet the unique mission requirements... Read more

13-Oct-13 146432 Bell 412CF (CH-146) Wilson, Canada

13-Oct-13 146432 Bell 412CF (CH-146) Wilson, Canada

13-Oct-2013

Emergency field landing after ingesting a bird... Read more

Snowy Hydro SouthCare celebrates 15 years

Snowy Hydro SouthCare celebrates 15 years

9-Oct-2013Source: SouthCare

On Tuesday October 1st, 2013 the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter service celebrated 15 years of service since 1998. Over fifteen years, Snowy Hydro SouthCare has performed over 5,300 missions, saving lives and impacting on countless communities across the ACT & South Eastern NSW region. The quality of service and care provided to the region is a... Read more

Bell 412EPI model now available as an upgrade

Bell 412EPI model now available as an upgrade

7-Oct-2013Source: Bell

Bell today announced an upgrade program to one of the company’s newest and most versatile helicopters – the Bell 412EPI. The upgrade will increase the operational flexibility of the rotorcraft to meet the future regulatory and mission needs of the industry. The program will focus on further testing and improvements of the rotorcraft’s Category A... Read more

Bristow Group prepares to quit Alaska

Bristow Group prepares to quit Alaska

7-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Group have decided to close operations in Alaska, where they currently operate three bases at Fairbanks, Valdez, and Deadhorse.  In a recent statement to employees, SVP of Global Operations Jeremy Akel cited the seasonal nature of the work there as being a factor, along with “providing services that are not aligned with [the company’s] desire... Read more

ATSB warns on night flying from Bell 412 Horn Island accident

ATSB warns on night flying from Bell 412 Horn Island accident

3-Oct-2013Source: ATSB

A helicopter accident at Horn Island has shown the challenges that can accompany night operations, as well as the speed with which things can suddenly go wrong. The accident occurred on 13 June 2013. At about 7.24 pm, a Bell 412 helicopter departed Horn Island, Queensland on a training flight to Prince of Wales Island... Read more

Abu Dhabi sees launch of first offshore SAR/EMS helicopter

Abu Dhabi sees launch of first offshore SAR/EMS helicopter

2-Oct-2013Source: Gulf Today

In a ceremony held on Monday at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior inspected the first civil air ambulance helicopter for emergency rescue operations from onshore and offshore oilfields and facilities in Abu Dhabi – a Bell 412EP.  See full story... Read more

Heli Austria flies first FastFin-Equipped Bell 412 in Europe

Heli Austria flies first FastFin-Equipped Bell 412 in Europe

25-Sep-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace today announced that Heli Austria is the first European operator of BLR’s FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for the Bell 412. FastFin recently was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation and flight on Bell 412 helicopters. Based on patented technologies, BLR’s flagship FastFin System enables performance improvements... Read more

Avincis Group orders up to 20 Bell helicopters

Avincis Group orders up to 20 Bell helicopters

24-Sep-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at Helitech International 2013 a signed agreement with Avincis Group for the sale of up to 20 helicopters comprised of the Bell 429, Bell412 and Bell 412EPI aircraft, largely for use in Life & Rescue operations. “We’re delighted to be able to further develop our... Read more

EASA approves BLR Aerospace FastFin System for Bell 412

EASA approves BLR Aerospace FastFin System for Bell 412

23-Sep-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on all Bell 412 helicopters.  FastFin is already EASA-approved for installation on Bell 204, 205, and 212 helicopters. Meet with BLR in Exhibit D30 during Helitech International, Sept. 24-26 in London. Based on patented technologies, BLR’s flagship... Read more

31-Aug-13 VH-VAS Bell 412EP Mansfield, Australia (1F)

31-Aug-13 VH-VAS Bell 412EP Mansfield, Australia (1F)

31-Aug-2013

68-year old man, named as Robert Davis, fell 30m from a winch harness and died while being winched on board after injuring his ankle.  Press reports say he weighed between 120 – 140 kg, and this will be taken into account during the investigations.... Read more

20-Aug-13 I-RBNR Agusta-Bell 412 Novara di Sicilia, Italy

20-Aug-13 I-RBNR Agusta-Bell 412 Novara di Sicilia, Italy

20-Aug-2013

4 POB injured in heavy landing due to loss of visual clues in brown-out conditions.  EMS operation... Read more

Iraq requests twelve Bell 412EP for SAR

Iraq requests twelve Bell 412EP for SAR

31-Jul-2013Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters equipped with Star... Read more

Cobham buys Bristow out of FB joint venture for £74 million

Cobham buys Bristow out of FB joint venture for £74 million

15-Jul-2013Source: Cobham

Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or ‘the Group’) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the 50% shareholding that it did not already own in FB Heliservices Ltd, FB Leasing Limited and FBS Limited (together ‘FBH’), from its long standing joint venture partner, Bristow Helicopters Limited (‘Bristow’).  The transaction comprises cash consideration of £74 million... Read more

Indonesian military puts new 412 on East Kalimantan border

Indonesian military puts new 412 on East Kalimantan border

15-Jul-2013Source: Jakarta Globe

East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak said the helicopter will be used by the Indonesian military (TNI), which is tasked with patrolling the border.  see full story  File photo... Read more

Canada approves Latitude Flight Data Monitoring on Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412

Canada approves Latitude Flight Data Monitoring on Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412

9-Jul-2013Source: Latitude Technologies

Latitude Technologies continues to push forward expanding the company’s portfolio of IONode™ Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system STCs, announcing the addition of a Transport Canada STC for the IONode ION100 advanced data acquisition unit for Bell medium helicopters including the Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412 model types.  This is the first IONode standalone... Read more

Australian Helicopters commences Central Queensland contracts

Australian Helicopters commences Central Queensland contracts

1-Jul-2013Source: Australian Helicopters

One of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters (AHPL), has today commenced new contracts with both the Central Queensland Rescue Service (CQRS) and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) to support provision of emergency medical services to the Queensland Government. AHPL was selected as preferred supplier in March and will provide increased capability... Read more

Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

20-Jun-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced foreign approval of seven products distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories brand. Approvals were received in May from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration, Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the following products: Ukraine validation of STC SH3289SO, Cabin Floor Protectors... Read more

17-Jun-13 VH-EMZ Bell 412 Prince of Wales Island, Australia

17-Jun-13 VH-EMZ Bell 412 Prince of Wales Island, Australia

17-Jun-2013

During the final approach, the helicopter impacted trees and landed heavily. The helicopter was substantially damaged, skids collapsed but it remained upright (photo).  EMS/SAR helicopter was on night training flight practicing Nightsun-lit approaches.  3 POIB... Read more

14-Jun-13 PR-HRZ Bell 212 Teffe, Brazil (2F)

14-Jun-13 PR-HRZ Bell 212 Teffe, Brazil (2F)

14-Jun-2013

No details given in press statement on circumstances of this fatal accident... Read more

Tanzania Approves Starlite’s Air Service Licence

Tanzania Approves Starlite’s Air Service Licence

13-Jun-2013Source: Starlite

Starlite have announced that their application to operate non-scheduled charter and aerial work services in Tanzania was recently granted by the Board of Directors of the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority. Starlite was awarded the licence owing to their compliance with the rules and regulations, laid down by the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority. Starlite offers expert... Read more

Dart announces skidtube step for medium Bells

Dart announces skidtube step for medium Bells

11-Jun-2013Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce the launch of a skidtube step that provides a flat non-slip surface to stand on, increasing security for hoist operator or spotters for the Bell Medium aircraft.  The step received approval from Transport Canada, FAA, EASA, and Japan. The Skidtube Step installs on the DART Round-I-Beam™ Skidtubes and installs... Read more

RSG awarded three-year Houston Police Bell 412 component support contract

RSG awarded three-year Houston Police Bell 412 component support contract

11-Jun-2013Source: RSG Aviation

RSG Aviation, Inc. recently received notification of contract award from the City of Houston to support their fleet of Bell 412 aircraft. RSG Aviation responsibilities will include all twin-engine helicopter component overhaul/exchange and repair services/support for the for a thirty-six month period. Houston PD air support division, with a fleet of 16 helicopters, has quickly... Read more

07-Jun-13 Bell 412 Katupotha, Sri Lanka

07-Jun-13 Bell 412 Katupotha, Sri Lanka

7-Jun-2013

Precautionary landing, reportedly with Air Force Commander Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama on board... Read more

Vector Aerospace proposes avionics update for Canada’s 412s

Vector Aerospace proposes avionics update for Canada’s 412s

29-May-2013Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) will be exhibiting at Canada’s Defence & Security Showcase (CANSEC), taking place at the Ernst & Young Centre in Ottawa, Ontario from May 29th – 30th, 2013 (Booth #809). Vector Aerospace continues to be active in providing helicopter operators with robust, cost effective cockpit upgrade solutions.  Their latest concept,... Read more

Argentine Air Force to add two Bell 412s

Argentine Air Force to add two Bell 412s

23-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Argentina’s local Boletin publication details Government decisions – and reference number 181/2013 has this week reported the purchase of two Bell 412s from Canada. One of these will be a new-build aircraft and the other a pre-owned example. Prices are quoted as $10M and $7M respectively, but does not cover the detailed specification or delivery... Read more

Bell showcases versatile aircraft at AeroExpo 2013

Bell showcases versatile aircraft at AeroExpo 2013

29-Apr-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), visited with many customers and enthusiasts last week in San Pedro Totoltepec, Mexico at the 10th annual AeroExpo held April 18 to April 20 at Toluca International Airport. Five Bell Helicopter aircraft were displayed at the event, including three corporate-configured Bell 407s, as well as a Bell... Read more

Uniflight win US Park Police maintenance contract

Uniflight win US Park Police maintenance contract

24-Apr-2013Source: Uniflight LLC

Uniflight LLC of Grand Prairie Texas is very pleased to announce the award of a contract by the US Department of the Interior for Helicopter maintenance services in support of the U.S. Park Police. The contract awarded to Uniflight is for one base year and four additional option years.  The contract is for the maintenance... Read more

Uniflight to maintain Houston Police Bell 412

Uniflight to maintain Houston Police Bell 412

16-Apr-2013Source: Uniflight LLC

Uniflight LLC of Grand Prairie Texas is very pleased to announce the award of a contract by the Houston Texas Police Department to provide maintenance support for the department’s helicopters. The contract awarded to Uniflight is for one base year and two additional option years.  The contract is for the support of Bell Helicopter 412... Read more

AeroSimulators to support Bond and INAER simulators

AeroSimulators to support Bond and INAER simulators

8-Apr-2013Source: AeroSimulators

AeroSimulators announced today that it has entered into simulator maintenance and support agreements with Bond Air Services and INAER Helicópteros Off-Shore. Under the support agreements, AeroSimulators will be responsible for the delivery and provision of spares, support equipment, maintenance and re-certification services, as well as on-site training and documentation. These support services will cover an... Read more

Community opposes Nowra air ambulance move

Community opposes Nowra air ambulance move

3-Apr-2013Source: Illawarra Mercury

A proposal to relocate the Albion Park Rail-based rescue helicopter to Nowra has met the same fierce community opposition directed towards the plan to move the chopper to Sydney  (see full story).... Read more

Norwegian military station two Bell 412s at Bardufoss

Norwegian military station two Bell 412s at Bardufoss

27-Mar-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Following a concerted public effort within the geographical area of Bardufoss, the Royal Norwegian Air Force have moved two Bell 412s to Bardufoss.  This will meet the campaign’s target to provide a better spread of aviation resources throughout the country, particularly for emergency situations. Defence Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen has also said that these helicopters are... Read more

27-Mar-13 PT-HUW Bell 412 Campos Basin, Brazil

27-Mar-13 PT-HUW Bell 412 Campos Basin, Brazil

27-Mar-2013

Offshore operation for Petrobras, ditched in the sea, three POB got out OK... Read more

Australian Helicopters wins two Queensland EMS contracts

Australian Helicopters wins two Queensland EMS contracts

19-Mar-2013Source: Australian Helicopters

Australian Helicopters has been selected as the new helicopter provider to support both Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service (CQRS), based in Mackay, and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS), based in Rockhampton, to assist with emergency response on behalf of Queensland Health. The services will transition over in July 2013 from incumbent operators at both the... Read more

Van Horn to develop composite tail blades for Bell 212/412

Van Horn to develop composite tail blades for Bell 212/412

7-Mar-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Van Horn Aviation to develop a composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 212 and Bell 412 product lines. Van Horn Aviation has agreed to design, certify and manufacture the rotor blades with Bell Helicopter Engineering participating... Read more

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

5-Mar-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace opens Heli-Expo 2013 with 600 FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems sold to date, and a rapidly expanding military presence. Overall, the company continues to deliver strong growth. Sales increased over 30 percent in 2012, and BLR’s global military footprint skyrocketed with large fleet-wide conversion sales to Colombia, Peru, Pakistan, and the... Read more

FlightSafety now offers B212/412/430 training in Dallas

FlightSafety now offers B212/412/430 training in Dallas

3-Mar-2013Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it now offers training for Bell Helicopter operators at its newly expanded Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “The relocation of our Bell Helicopter training programs to the Dallas Learning Center will significantly enhance the service our Customers receive and further increase the quality and value we provide,” said David Davenport, Senior... Read more

Starlite lease in two Bell 412s for Namibia contract

Starlite lease in two Bell 412s for Namibia contract

15-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

South African operator Starlite Aviation are leasing in two Bell 412s from Falcon Aviation Services in the UAE, with delivery expected imminently.  The pair have been leased in for an initial twelve months to support an offshore oil exploration contract off the coast of Namibia, starting in March 2013.  They will initially be based at... Read more

Canadian military reports on CH-146 Griffon accident of July 6th 2009

Canadian military reports on CH-146 Griffon accident of July 6th 2009

6-Feb-2013Source: Canadian military

The Flight Safety Investigative Report and Epilogue of the fatal air accident involving the Griffon helicopter CH146434 that occurred on July 6, 2009, near Kandahar Air Field, is now available on the Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety website. The Flight Safety Investigative Report describes factual data and includes a comprehensive analysis of all factors... Read more

Bell civil helicopter sales up 50% in 2012

Bell civil helicopter sales up 50% in 2012

4-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Transwest Helicopters to overhaul two Gulf of Mexico Bell 412s

Transwest Helicopters to overhaul two Gulf of Mexico Bell 412s

3-Feb-2013Source: Transwest Helicopters

Transwest Helicopters Ltd, who in October 2011 relocated from the Chilliwack Airport in Southwest British Columbia to the Oliver Airport in the Southern Interior, is pleased to announce that the company has won a contract to overhaul two Bell 412 helicopters at its brand new hangar facility in Oliver British Columbia Canada this winter. These... Read more

Australian Helicopters and Flying Doctor on standby to secure soldier safety

Australian Helicopters and Flying Doctor on standby to secure soldier safety

18-Jan-2013Source: Australian Helicopters

Australian Helicopters Pty Ltd (AHPL) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) have joined forces to provide emergency medical evacuation during Australian Army training exercises in remote areas. The partnership between the two organisations will ensure that Australian soldiers receive the best possible care and support, according to AHPL Managing Director, Scott Swift.... Read more

Sikorsky Helitech partners with Euravia to support P&WC PT6T engines in Australasia

Sikorsky Helitech partners with Euravia to support P&WC PT6T engines in Australasia

14-Jan-2013Source: Euravia

EURAVIA is pleased to announce the signing of a two year teaming agreement with SIKORSKY HELITECH, Australia to provide P&WC PT6T engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Lancashire, England, EURAVIA specialises in aftermarket services for a wide range of P&WC PT6 engines. The strategic partnership will support... Read more

Japan approves BLR FastFin on Bell 412EP

Japan approves BLR FastFin on Bell 412EP

3-Jan-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau has approved the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on Bell 412EP helicopters. Nagano FFDR (Fire Fighting, Disaster, Relief, and Rescue) has selected the FastFin System for its Bell 412EP helicopter and will become the nation’s first operator to install and use the system. Nagano... Read more

Bell 412 tows 4,600 sq.metre banner – again

Bell 412 tows 4,600 sq.metre banner – again

11-Dec-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that a Bell 412, owned by Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, flew along the shore of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while displaying the world’s largest aerial banner in celebration of UAE’s National Day on December 2. “This is our 5th year of flying... Read more

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

28-Nov-2012Source: CareFlight

National aeromedical charity CareFlight has been selected by the NSW Government to fly medical teams from the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) from January next year. Starting on 1 January, CareFlight will provide two helicopters to fly the NETS teams and patients from all over NSW to leading metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, Newcastle... Read more

Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 50 years

Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 50 years

28-Nov-2012Source: Air Ambulance Victoria

Air Ambulance Victoria has marked its 50th year of flying patients in critical life-threatening emergencies with a special celebration at Essendon Airport. Over 100 people attended, including Minister for Health David Davis, Ambulance Victoria CEO Greg Sassella, past patients and their families, past and current staff including flight paramedics, pilots, navigators and members from emergency... Read more

CAE Bell 412 simulator in Mexico earns FAA Level-D approval

CAE Bell 412 simulator in Mexico earns FAA Level-D approval

1-Nov-2012Source: CAE

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulation has qualified the CAE Bell 412 full-flight simulator (FFS) in Toluca, Mexico to Level D, the highest standard for flight simulation training devices. The simulator was initially approved by Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). CAE Mexico is Mexico’s first helicopter training facility to use an... Read more

Nigerian Police add two more Bell 412s

Nigerian Police add two more Bell 412s

18-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian Police have recently added two more Bell 412EPs to bring their fleet of the type to six.  Serials 36576 and 36577 – test flown as N455ZT and N4554L – arrived last week in Lagos after shipment across the Atlantic.  Both aircraft are shown on the FAA register as 2011 builds and have yet... Read more

CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

16-Sep-2012Source: Australian Aviation

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has welcomed a partnership with Aviation Australia what will see the Queensland non-profit reimbursed for $15,000 per year worth of underwater escape training at Aviation Australia’s Brisbane Airport facility. (see full story)... Read more

FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

2-Aug-2012Source: FB Heliservices

Cobham Aviation Services joint venture FB Heliservices has been awarded a two year contract to provide helicopter flying training to the Albanian Ministry of Defence. FB Heliservices will provide a series of courses which will provide multi-engine type conversion, glass cockpit familiarisation, instrument flying and Search And Rescue training to 12 Albanian Air Force pilots... Read more

NYPD takes delivery of counter-terrorism Bell 412

NYPD takes delivery of counter-terrorism Bell 412

4-Jul-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of a Bell 412 helicopter to the New York Police Department. The NYPD currently has three Bell 412s in service for a variety of missions ranging from search and rescue at sea to gathering intelligence and more recently, combating terrorism. “The mission has... Read more

Two firefighting helicopters crash in Spain

Two firefighting helicopters crash in Spain

3-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

A Bell 412 and a PZL Sokol crashed yesterday in Spain in separate incidents.  Both were firefighting.  The sole-occupant pilot in the Bell 412 was sadly killed, while both crew in the Sokol survived with injuries.  Both helicopters were operated by INAER. We will track updates in the two incidents in our accident pages.  HeliHub.com... Read more

02-Jul-12 EC-KSJ Bell 412 Yátova, Spain (1F)

02-Jul-12 EC-KSJ Bell 412 Yátova, Spain (1F)

2-Jul-2012

First of two accidents fighting the same fire in Spain.  Pilot killed.... Read more

29-Jun-12 JA6817 Bell 412 Kawane, Japan

29-Jun-12 JA6817 Bell 412 Kawane, Japan

29-Jun-2012

Landing accident.   2 POB injured... Read more

Griffons provide fire power in Exercise Maple Strike

Griffons provide fire power in Exercise Maple Strike

4-Jun-2012Source: Royal Canadian Air Force

408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton but under the command of 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., took part in Exercise Maple Strike at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright from April 15 to 27. Ex Maple Strike allowed 408 Tac Hel Sqn to participate as an asset for joint tactical air controller (JTAC) training.... Read more

EMQ Helicopter Rescue Brisbane gets new home

EMQ Helicopter Rescue Brisbane gets new home

8-May-2012Source: Queensland Government

The Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) Helicopter Rescue service will receive a boost to its frontline operational capabilities including faster response times with today’s opening of its new $1.6 million hangar at Archerfield Airport. Community Safety Minister, Jack Dempsey said the new hangar, which connects to the existing hangar at Archerfield by a taxiway, will provide... Read more

Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

13-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Not previously reported here on HeliHub.com, INAER picked up a two year contract with the State Government of Cantabria.  Covering the two calendar years of 2012 and 2013, INAER will provide a Bell 412 based at Santander for EMS and SAR work. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

Canada adds third Griffon at 5 Wing Goose Bay

Canada adds third Griffon at 5 Wing Goose Bay

12-Apr-2012Source: Canadian National Defence

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that another CH-146 Griffon helicopter will be established at 5 Wing Goose Bay. With this addition, three Griffon helicopters will now provide utility helicopter capability at 5 Wing. “A third Griffon aircraft at 5 Wing Goose Bay will have an immediate positive impact on the... Read more

02-Apr-12 N911FR Bell 412EP Opa Locka, US-Florida

02-Apr-12 N911FR Bell 412EP Opa Locka, US-Florida

2-Apr-2012

Tail rotor struck ground during hover taxi... Read more

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

20-Mar-2012Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Run-on Landing Wearplates for Bell 205/210/212/214/412 and UH-1H series of aircraft. DAS Run-on Landing Wearplates feature an easy thru-bolt installation which makes installation or replacement quick and easy, eliminates clamps over the skidtube and prevents the... Read more

FB Heliservices renews Defence Helicopter Flying School contract

FB Heliservices renews Defence Helicopter Flying School contract

6-Mar-2012Source: FB Heliservices

Cobham Aviation Services is delighted to confirm that FB Heliservices has announced it has been awarded a four (4) year contract plus two (2) possible one year extensions by the UK Ministry of Defence to continue to provide helicopter flying training at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and AAC Middle Wallop, together with support services at... Read more

Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

1-Mar-2012Source: Aero Products

Despite the continued economic downturn, Aero Products Component Services, Inc. decided to meet the challenge head on by combining capital investments and customer journey mapping to enrich their customer’s experience. “It makes sense to acknowledge the current economic situation”, said Ted Johnson, President of Aero Products. “We understand that times are tough and people are... Read more

Falcon receives DAS Vertical Reference Door for 12th Bell 412EP

Falcon receives DAS Vertical Reference Door for 12th Bell 412EP

26-Feb-2012Source: Eagle Copters

Abu Dhabi based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) continues to lead the way in offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates by embracing innovative, safety focused improvements for their Bell 412EP Fleet.  Following the recent decision to upgrade their entire fleet with the BLR FastFin System, FAS have taken delivery of a fully customized DAS... Read more

Van Horn Aviation Unveils Bell 412/212 Tail Rotor Blade Prototype

Van Horn Aviation Unveils Bell 412/212 Tail Rotor Blade Prototype

13-Feb-2012Source: Van Horn Aviation

Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) will display a prototype of its new Bell 412/212 tail rotor blade here at Heli-Expo Booth No. 9651. Designed by VHA engineers in collaboration with Bell Helicopter Textron representatives, the new tail rotor blade is predicted to increase tail rotor authority while reducing pilot workload and eliminating inspections... Read more

13-Feb-12 146453 Bell 412 Yellowknife, Canada

13-Feb-12 146453 Bell 412 Yellowknife, Canada

13-Feb-2012

Wirestrike approaching Yellowknife airport at around 7:50 p.m. MT with 3 POB and the aircraft sustained significant damage.  It  was returning to the airport after conducting air operations in support of Exercise Arctic Ram. It is from 408 Tactical Helicopter Detachment and is normally stationed at CFB Edmonton.  The Bell 412 is known as the... Read more

Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

11-Feb-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has become the world’s first offshore oil operator to enhance the safety and productivity of its helicopters with the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System. FAS last year began flying the first new factory-produced Bell 412EP equipped with the FastFin System. Successful... Read more

FastFin fuels record sales at BLR Aerospace

FastFin fuels record sales at BLR Aerospace

11-Feb-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

Market acceptance of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System is fueling record growth for BLR Aerospace, in large part due to OEM and operator acceptance of the FastFin System for Bell medium helicopters, according to Dave Marone, vice president of Sales and Marketing for BLR. BLR representatives will be available to discuss FastFin... Read more

19-Jan-12 LV-ZXO Bell 412EP Petit Martinique, Grenada

19-Jan-12 LV-ZXO Bell 412EP Petit Martinique, Grenada

19-Jan-2012

Emergency landing while en route St Lucia to Tobago... Read more

Bell wins 10-year, C$640M Canadian military contract

Bell wins 10-year, C$640M Canadian military contract

18-Jan-2012Source: Providence Business News

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., was awarded a 10-year, C$640 million support services contract for the Canadian Forces CH146 Griffon fleet. (see full story)... Read more

Aero Dynamix upgrades Bell 412 NVG cockpit for Toll Remote Logistics

Aero Dynamix upgrades Bell 412 NVG cockpit for Toll Remote Logistics

18-Jan-2012Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for two Bell 412 helicopters owned and operated by the Toll Remote Logistics, Helicopter Division. Eagle Helicopters was contracted to provide comprehensive upgrades for the B412s and subcontracted NVG modifications and upgrades to Aero Dynamix. The upgraded B412s will be used for multi-mission operations. The... Read more

Atlantic Airways signs new 4 year contract with Faroe Islands Government

Atlantic Airways signs new 4 year contract with Faroe Islands Government

12-Jan-2012Source: Atlantic Airways

Atlantic Airways has signed a four-year contract with the Faroese Ministry of Fishery and Ministry of Industry to provide helicopter search and rescue (SAR) and domestic transport to the most remote islands. The helicopter service will be provided by two Bell 412 helicopters and the contract includes considerable upgrade to the standard of SAR and crisis support. The agreement is worth a total... Read more

08-Jan-12 FAC-0005 Bell 412 Barrancabermeja, Colombia

08-Jan-12 FAC-0005 Bell 412 Barrancabermeja, Colombia

8-Jan-2012

En route from Cartagena to an air force base in Puerto Salgar, helicopter landed heavily on edge of a flat roof with significant vertical speed, causing heavy impact damage.  Impact reportedly included a small fire which was easily put out.  4POB injured.... Read more

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

5-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

In a ceremony on Tuesday at Warsaw’s Okecie Airport, the Polish Air Force VIP squadron 36SPLT (Specjalnego PuÅ‚ku Lotnictwa Transportowego = Special Air Transport Regiment) was disbanded. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Defence Czeslaw Mroczek, Chief of General Staff of the Polish Army General Mieczyslaw Cieniuch, Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. pil.... Read more

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