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CAE Mexico training centre opens with B412 simulator

CAE Mexico training centre opens with B412 simulator

5-Jan-2012Source: CAE

CAE today announced that Mexico’s first business jet and civil helicopter training centre is open and ready for pilot training. New full-flight simulators (FFS) for the Bombardier Learjet 40/45 aircraft and the Bell 412 helicopter were recently qualified to Level D-equivalent standards by Mexico’s Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC). The new CAE training centre... Read more

Bell delivers two 412s to Sri Lanka Air Force

Bell delivers two 412s to Sri Lanka Air Force

2-Dec-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it delivered two Bell 412s to the Sri Lanka Air Force during a ceremony at its facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee. “We’ve had a strong partnership with the Sri Lanka Air Force for more than 40 years,” said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president for... Read more

Indonesian government agencies order five Bell 412s

Indonesian government agencies order five Bell 412s

1-Dec-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has received five firm orders with two potential follow-on orders for Bell 412s from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for delivery to government agencies in Indonesia. “Bell Helicopter has had a long partnership with PTDI in Indonesia,” said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president, Bell... Read more

EMQ Helicopter Rescue gets Au$10M sponsorship

EMQ Helicopter Rescue gets Au$10M sponsorship

29-Nov-2011

Rio Tinto’s sponsorship of $1M a year over the next 10 years will be in addition to what the State Government provides.  EMQ are looking at using the first year of the Rio Tinto funds to increase the fuel capacity (and thus range) of their three AW139s.  (see full story) Photos reproduced with prior permission... Read more

US Army procure a Bell 412, contract valued at $10.5M

US Army procure a Bell 412, contract valued at $10.5M

22-Nov-2011Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $10,537,813 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of one standard commercially configured Bell 412 enhanced performance helicopter with optional equipment requirements and complementary pilot and maintainer training.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas; Quebec, Canada; and Piney Flats, Tenn., with an estimated... Read more

Canada completes mission in Jamaica

Canada completes mission in Jamaica

17-Nov-2011Source: Canadian Forces

The Canadian Forces (CF) mission deployed in Kingston, Jamaica, formally lowered the Maple Leaf flag today to mark the end of Operation JAGUAR and celebrate the successful completion of its mandate. “Canada and Jamaica enjoy close, long-standing and historic bilateral relations. The Canadian Forces have enjoyed a productive 45-year relationship with the Jamaica Defence Force,... Read more

Canadian forces complete 200th mission in Jamaica

Canadian forces complete 200th mission in Jamaica

2-Nov-2011Source: Canadian Forces

The first half of October was incredibly busy for Task Force Jamaica; the team reached a new milestone and completed our first weather-related mission since our deployment in mid-August. During the weekend of 15–16 October, while most Jamaicans were enjoying a long weekend culminating in National Heroes’ Day (celebrated annually on the third Monday in... Read more

FAA AD 2010-26-52 – Bell 204/205/210/212/412

FAA AD 2010-26-52 – Bell 204/205/210/212/412

31-Oct-2011Source: FAA

Tail rotor blades... Read more

NTSB Factual Report – 15-Oct-11 YV-O-126 Bell 412

NTSB Factual Report – 15-Oct-11 YV-O-126 Bell 412

28-Oct-2011Source: NTSB

This is the text from the Factual Report, the contents of which are the responsibility of the NTSB.  As this is not the Final Report, the details are subject to change and should not be relied upon:- On October 15, 2011, at 1933 UTC, a Bell 412SP, YV0126, registered to and operated by Electrificacion del... Read more

Bell delivers three 412s and a 429 into Mexico

Bell delivers three 412s and a 429 into Mexico

27-Oct-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has delivered four Bell aircraft into Mexico – three Bell 412s and the first Bell 429 into Mexico earlier this year. The three Bell 412s were delivered to Heliservicio Campeche to support its oil & gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Bell Helicopter... Read more

15-Oct-11 YVO126 Bell 412SP Santa Rosa, Venezuela

15-Oct-11 YVO126 Bell 412SP Santa Rosa, Venezuela

15-Oct-2011

Crashed in wooded area after turning back due to weather.  7 POB – Pilot Óscar Cabrera, Co-pilot Ricardo Ortiz along with engineers Carlos Batista, Orber Godoni, Armando Sosa, Augusto Masias and Jose Guarimba.  One had second-degree burns and a fractured collarbone, all others had minor injuries only... Read more

Dart announces TC approval of B412 Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator

Dart announces TC approval of B412 Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator

5-Oct-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada Approval of DART Aerospace’s Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator for the Bell 412/412EP model of aircraft.  FAA approval has been previously received. The DART Step Actuator Release System replaces electrical linear step actuators with pneumatic actuators. This modification is designed to permit the passenger steps to remain in the... Read more

Canada’s 408 Sqn celebrates its heritage

Canada’s 408 Sqn celebrates its heritage

3-Oct-2011Source: Canadian National Defence

Thirteen members from CFB Edmonton-based 408 Tactical Helicopter (TH) Squadron flew to Nanton, Alta, home of the Bomber Command Museum and the Lancaster FM159, to celebrate the Squadron’s 70th anniversary, the museum’s 25th anniversary and the unveiling of newly acquired Halifax Bomber parts. It was a weekend filled with immense passion, amazing stories and the... Read more

03-Oct-11 N412SM Bell 412EP Crawford, US-Colorado

03-Oct-11 N412SM Bell 412EP Crawford, US-Colorado

3-Oct-2011

While in cruise flight at 11,500?MSL from Grand Junction, CO to Gunnison, CO, the transmission warning light illuminated. The pilot also observed a decrease in pressure on the transmission oil pressure gauge. The helicopter landed safely without incident in a field, was immediately taken out of service and secured.... Read more

25-Sep-11 PK-OCV Bell 412 Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia (2F)

25-Sep-11 PK-OCV Bell 412 Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia (2F)

25-Sep-2011

Bell 412 missing and later found crashed.pter with two POB missing, reported elsewhere as PK-OCV .... Read more

Fatal AB412 crash in Spain

Fatal AB412 crash in Spain

19-Sep-2011

There has been a fatal accident of an Agusta-Bell 412 in the Granada region of Spain, killing all three on board.  Although a firefighting helicopter, it was not active in that role but  on a ferry flight The HeliHub.com page for... Read more

19-Sep-11 EC-JRY Agusta-Bell 412 La Peza, Spain (3F)

19-Sep-11 EC-JRY Agusta-Bell 412 La Peza, Spain (3F)

19-Sep-2011

Firefighting helicopter on ferry flight.  High momentum terrain impact, fire followed.... Read more

11-Sep-11 N412SM Bell 412 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

11-Sep-11 N412SM Bell 412 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

11-Sep-2011

Bird strike, returned to base. After thorough inspection of the helicopter no significant damage was found and it was returned to service.... Read more

10-Sep-11 HA-5113 Bell 412HP Rumpius Karvak, Indonesia

10-Sep-11 HA-5113 Bell 412HP Rumpius Karvak, Indonesia

10-Sep-2011

Bell 412 with five on board lost contact with ATC while on mission to locate missing Cessna 208 aircraft of Susi Air.  The following day the helicopter arrived in nearby town of Wamena, reporting that it had had to make an emergency landing due to fog.  Jungle location had led media to assume the worst,... Read more

Canadian Forces part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing closes

Canadian Forces part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing closes

23-Aug-2011Source: Canadian Forces

The Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) Air Wing officially ended its operations today at Kandahar Airfield in a ceremony attended by key leaders of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as well as the Canadian Forces (CF) members currently deployed at Kandahar Airfield.  This comes on the heels of the end of the CF’s combat... Read more

17-Aug-11 ARVB-0608 Bell 412 Boca de Uchire, Venezuela (8F)

17-Aug-11 ARVB-0608 Bell 412 Boca de Uchire, Venezuela (8F)

17-Aug-2011

Crashed into the sea, one survivor... Read more

Canada sends three 412s to support Jamaica for 2011 hurricane season

Canada sends three 412s to support Jamaica for 2011 hurricane season

12-Aug-2011Source: Canadian DND

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that in response to a request from the Government of Jamaica, Canada is deploying three CH-146 Griffon tactical helicopters and 65 Canadian Forces personnel to support the Jamaica Defence Force during the 2011 hurricane season. “Our government is committed to ensuring that our Canadian Forces are... Read more

Dart announces Brazilian approval of Heli-Rappel Kit on medium Bells

Dart announces Brazilian approval of Heli-Rappel Kit on medium Bells

4-Aug-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART is pleased to announce they have received Brazilian approval for their Heli-Rappelâ„¢ Kit for the Medium Bell aircraft models. Transport Canada and FAA approvals have been previously received. Installed in the roof structure of the cabin, the Heli‑Rappelâ„¢ provides a secure and safe system for deploying personnel into the field from a hover position... Read more

Sri Lankan Air Force to buy two more Bell 412s?

Sri Lankan Air Force to buy two more Bell 412s?

4-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Local sources in the capital Colombo are reporting that that Sri Lankan Air Force are to buy two Bell 412s.  The report states that representatives are already with Bell in Texas discussing details of the acquisition. The SLAF already operates eight Bell 412s.  Unusually, the Air Force also operates pseudo civil flights under the operating... Read more

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of their Vertical Reference Door Kit

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of their Vertical Reference Door Kit

3-Aug-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART is pleased to announce that they have received Transport Canada, FAA and EASA certification for their Vertical Reference Door Kit for Bell 204/205/210/212//214/412 model of aircraft. DART’s Vertical Reference Door improves visibility and allows the pilot to maneuver with precision when conducting any sort of vertical reference work.  In addition to offering a complete... Read more

03-Aug-11 PK-FUG Bell 412 North Sulawesi, Indonesia (10F)

03-Aug-11 PK-FUG Bell 412 North Sulawesi, Indonesia (10F)

3-Aug-2011

The Bell 412, carrying two Australians, two South Africans and six Indonesians, lost contact with authorities Wednesday afternoon minutes after takeoff from the city of Manado on Sulawesi island.  It was later found after impacting terrain... Read more

Erlanger Life Force receives CAMTS accreditation

Erlanger Life Force receives CAMTS accreditation

28-Jul-2011Source: Erlanger Health System

Erlanger Health System’s air medical program, LIFE FORCE, has received a three-year accreditation for achieving high priority in patient care and safety from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). As of July 15, 148 accredited medical services are through CAMTS. LIFE FORCE is one of three air medical services in Tennessee that... Read more

New commandant for UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

New commandant for UK’s Defence Helicopter Flying School

28-Jul-2011

The current Group Captain, ‘Jock’ Brown is leaving RAF Shawbury after 2 years to take up a vital and exciting role in Afghanistan. His replacement is Captain Paul Shawcross from the Royal Navy who arrives from the same role. (full story)... Read more

Brunei rejects B412 and AW139 by reducing contest to Eurocopter and Sikorsky

Brunei rejects B412 and AW139 by reducing contest to Eurocopter and Sikorsky

25-Jul-2011Source: Brunei MINDEF

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has down-selected two companies who will compete for the Support Helicopter Project (SH Poject) contract, namely Eurocopter and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky). With Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) fleet of Bell 212 and BO105 nearing the end of its operational life, the SH Project was brought about in line with... Read more

FB Heliservices to exhibit four helicopters at Helitech 2011

FB Heliservices to exhibit four helicopters at Helitech 2011

25-Jul-2011Source: FB Heliservices

FB Heliservices is pleased to confirm that it plans to attend Helitech in 2011 with four of its aircraft on show Bell 412 Griffin HARII, a Search and Rescue helicopter based on the Bell 412EP, operated by 84 Squadron RAF since 2003 at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. READ MORE about 84 Squadron… Eurocopter AS 350, a... Read more

23-Jul-11 Bell B412 Maracao, Venezuela (1F)

23-Jul-11 Bell B412 Maracao, Venezuela (1F)

23-Jul-2011

Crashed into trees on landing in a military compound.  Killed 1 on the ground and debris injured a further 22... Read more

CAE sells Bell 412 simulator to Mexico

CAE sells Bell 412 simulator to Mexico

20-Jul-2011Source: CAE

CAE today announced that it has sold four CAE 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) and associated training devices with a total list price of approximately C$60 million: an Airbus A320 FFS to Aeroflot, the largest airline of the Russian Federation; an A320 and a B737 to the Zhuhai Flight Training Centre (ZFTC), a... Read more

Italy completes multi-agency SAR exercise “SATER 02/2011”

Italy completes multi-agency SAR exercise “SATER 02/2011”

6-Jul-2011Source: Italian Defence Dept

[automated translation from local language] Tuesday 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2011 the Air Force conducted air rescue exercise ‘SATER 02/2011’ Triveneto Alps. The activity is part of a cycle of operations annually organized in order to train Air Force personnel involved in SAR (Search And Rescue – Search and Rescue) by the Air Force... Read more

Netherlands stops using Lynx helicopters for SAR work

Netherlands stops using Lynx helicopters for SAR work

4-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

From Friday 1st July, full responsibility for SAR work in the Netherlands passed from 860 Sqn in the Navy to 303 Sqn in the Air Force. 860 Squadron has operated Westland Lynx helicopters in this role since the late 1970s, when they superceded Wasps. The Lynx helicopters will continue with 860 Squadron in other roles,... Read more

Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Maintenance Coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Maintenance Coverage for INAER

29-Jun-2011Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

PARIS AIR SHOW – Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMP®)contract with INAER. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). INAER has further broadened their FMP®... Read more

Sandel HeliTAWS™ receives Part 29 approval on Bell 412EP

Sandel HeliTAWS™ receives Part 29 approval on Bell 412EP

28-Jun-2011Source: Sandel

Sandel Avionics has announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its ST3400H HeliTAWS wire and terrain safety system on a Bell 412EP helicopter. This announcement supplements an agreement Sandel has with the FAA designating Part 27 and Part 29 helicopters operating under Part 91 or Part 135 rules as candidates for... Read more

HelicopterBuyer sources two new 2011 Bell 412s

HelicopterBuyer sources two new 2011 Bell 412s

27-Jun-2011Source: HelicopterBuyer

HelicopterBuyer, Inc. has sourced two new 2011 Bell 412 EP helicopters for an Australian client. The sale was a result of their exclusive helicopter brokerage services for Toll Remote Logistics, Pty. Ltd. based in Essendon. Mark V. Clancy, president and CEO of HelicopterBuyer, stated “We have been working with Toll Remote Logistics for an extended... Read more

NYPD Bell 412 arrives at Hunter Westpac Rescue for EMS work

NYPD Bell 412 arrives at Hunter Westpac Rescue for EMS work

17-Jun-2011

A Bell 412 previously operated by New York Police Department has completed the trip from New York via Korea to Australia – See article... Read more

Becker Avionics integrates DVCS-6100 into Bell 412s

Becker Avionics integrates DVCS-6100 into Bell 412s

27-May-2011Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected by the Houston PD Air Support Unit for integration into their newly acquired multi-mission Bell 412EP. Additionally, Australia’s Hunter Region Helicopter Rescue Service chose the DVCS for their new Bell 412EP. These aircraft are currently undergoing completion at Eagle Copters facility in Calgary Canada. The DVCS6100... Read more

Canadian 412s sent to Haiti had mechanical problems, lack of parts

Canadian 412s sent to Haiti had mechanical problems, lack of parts

24-May-2011

Situation reports covering the two-month mission show that at times, up to three of the six Griffons were unserviceable because of breakdowns, a lack of parts and inspections.    Another military post-operation report said the Griffons’ supply and movements system “for deployed operations is broken and needs to be fixed.”... Read more

CAE to add Bell 412 simulator in Mexico

CAE to add Bell 412 simulator in Mexico

16-May-2011Source: CAE

CAE today announced on the eve of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition (EBACE) that it will double the number of locations in its global business aviation training network from four to eight over the next 24 months. This will provide CAE business aviation customers with conveniently accessible training in every major region of... Read more

16-May-11 Bell B412 Mapenduma, Indonesia

16-May-11 Bell B412 Mapenduma, Indonesia

16-May-2011

Mixed reports quoting three or four serious injuries and a total of 17 (or 10 plus three crew?) on board.  Weather reported as “very windy” but no other information at this time as to potential cause... Read more

Snowy Hydro announces new 5 year Aus$2.5M sponsorship of SouthCare Rescue Helicopter

Snowy Hydro announces new 5 year Aus$2.5M sponsorship of SouthCare Rescue Helicopter

10-May-2011Source: Snowy Hydro

At the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Gala Ball held at the National Convention Centre on Saturday night, Snowy Hydro Limited Managing Director, Mr Terry Charlton, announced a new 5 year, major sponsorship contract worth $2.5 million. Mr Terry Charlton said, at the function, attended by more than 500 people: “There could be no better way to... Read more

28-Apr-11 Bell 412 East Midnapore, India

28-Apr-11 Bell 412 East Midnapore, India

29-Apr-2011

Helicopter was being used by political figure and a flag being waved (or thrown?) by an enthusiastic supporter got caught up in the rotor blades.  Helicopter grounded for engineers, Politician continued by road... Read more

FAA approves Dart LED Pulse Lights for Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412

FAA approves Dart LED Pulse Lights for Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412

26-Apr-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART is pleased to announce that they have received FAA certification for their Cargo Mirror mounted LED Pulse Lights for Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412 model of aircraft. Transport Canada and EASA approvals have been previously received. DART LED Pulse Lights install easily on any DART Dual Cargo Mirror and provide excellent forward conspicuity for all Medium Bell... Read more

Eagle Copters wins contract to provide Houston Police with a B412EP

Eagle Copters wins contract to provide Houston Police with a B412EP

20-Apr-2011Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Ltd. (ECL) has been awarded a contract to provide the City of Houston and the Houston Police Department with a fully mission equipped Bell 412EP helicopter.  In operation since 1970, the Houston Police Department Air Support Division (Helicopter Patrol Division) has grown into the second largest municipal helicopter police air support unit in... Read more

28-Mar-11 A6-FLZ Bell 412EP Zakum West Super Complex, UAE

28-Mar-11 A6-FLZ Bell 412EP Zakum West Super Complex, UAE

28-Mar-2011

After the passengers had boarded the aircraft, the commander heard a noise and the aircraft suddenly settled and adopted a nose high attitude. The engines were shut down, the passengers and crew disembarked. Subsequent examination of the aircraft by the crew showed that the undercarriage aft crosstube had failed, due to metallurgical fatigue.... Read more

16-Mar-11 A6-FLV Bell 412EP Zakum Field, UAE

16-Mar-11 A6-FLV Bell 412EP Zakum Field, UAE

16-Mar-2011

Uneventful approach and landing on the helideck where it was intended to embark ten passengers and some equipment. After nine passengers had boarded, the aircraft suddenly settled and adopted a nose high attitude. The engines were shut down and the passengers and crew disembarked. Subsequent examination of the aircraft by the crew showed that the... Read more

Bell Helicopter receives contracts for 41 aircraft at Heli-Expo 2011

Bell Helicopter receives contracts for 41 aircraft at Heli-Expo 2011

11-Mar-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it received 41 signed contracts at HELI-EXPO 2011 in Orlando, Fla., this past week. “This was an exceptional show for Bell Helicopter,” said John L. Garrison, president & CEO, Bell Helicopter. “Spending time with our customers and listening to their needs and direct feedback is... Read more

09-Mar-11 OE-XYY Bell 412 Innsbruck, Austria

09-Mar-11 OE-XYY Bell 412 Innsbruck, Austria

9-Mar-2011

Extremely erratic take-off from elevated hospital helipad caught on video.  According to the company, the pilot could bring the machine under control. CEO Roy Knaus blamed the incident on “a combination of circumstances”... Read more

Canadian military report says “risky” to use Bell 412 for SAR

Canadian military report says “risky” to use Bell 412 for SAR

3-Mar-2011

A study by the Department of Defense maintains that it is risky for the Air Force to maintain the use of Griffon helicopters for search and rescue, especially in Quebec and Ontario.... Read more

Bell delivers 412EPs with Becker Avionics DVCS6100

Bell delivers 412EPs with Becker Avionics DVCS6100

24-Feb-2011Source: Becker Avionics

Bell Helicopter Tennessee (formally Edwards and Associates) recently delivered two new Bell 412EP Search and Rescue (SAR)/Fire Fighting helicopters to Japan with Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System installed. The DVCS6100 was chosen due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control multiple audio sources and cabin passenger positions in both helicopters. Becker’s Digital... Read more

22-Feb-11 146476 Bell 412 Yuma, US-Arizona

22-Feb-11 146476 Bell 412 Yuma, US-Arizona

22-Feb-2011

Brown out at 30 to 40 ft during an NVG approach... Read more

Dart wins TC and EASA approval for LED pulse lights for Bell 412/etc

Dart wins TC and EASA approval for LED pulse lights for Bell 412/etc

9-Feb-2011Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada and EASA approvals for their Cargo Mirror mounted LED Pulse Lights Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412 model of aircraft. FAA approval is still pending. DART LED Pulse Lights install easily on any DART Dual Cargo Mirror and provide excellent forward... Read more

Bell “Magellan” project is an upgraded 412

Bell “Magellan” project is an upgraded 412

3-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In announcing the award to Rogerson Kratos of a contract to supply a cockpit display system, Bell have effectively released details on their Magellan project (see HeliHub.com report on this “secret program”, which cited an upgraded 412 as one of three possibilities). Bell’s press release stated that Rogerson would be supplying “the cockpit display system... Read more

Bell awards Rogerson Kratos 412EP Magellan Cockpit Display System

Bell awards Rogerson Kratos 412EP Magellan Cockpit Display System

3-Feb-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, A Textron Company, today awarded to Rogerson Kratos, A Rogerson Company, the cockpit display system for the Magellan 412 EP, a new commercial helicopter designed to meet operator’s current requirements, as well as future possible needs for foreign or U.S. military programs. Rogerson Kratos new cockpit display system is the most advanced available... Read more

Bell awarded $640M contract to support Canadian military 412s

Bell awarded $640M contract to support Canadian military 412s

16-Jan-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded a 10-year, $640M (CAN) support services contract for the Canadian Forces CH146 Griffon fleet. This contract, known as the CH146 Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) contract includes aspects of management services, engineering and technical publications, aircraft maintenance services and spare and consumable parts. The... Read more

Bell ASB 412-11-144 Bell 412

Bell ASB 412-11-144 Bell 412

11-Jan-2011Source: Bell

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Carabinieri in Italy’s Catania Region mark 25 years service

Carabinieri in Italy’s Catania Region mark 25 years service

20-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The 12th Police helicopter unit (Italian – 12° Nucleo Elicotteri Carabinieri) which serves the region of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily has just completed 25 years of flight.  The unit currently operates five helicopters (two 206s, one 412, one A109A and a 109 Nexus) from its base at Fontanarossa Airport.  Since 1985 it... Read more

Bell working on 412EP engine and cockpit upgrades

Bell working on 412EP engine and cockpit upgrades

17-Dec-2010Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced its plan to extend the capability and performance of the widely respected Bell 412EP helicopter, which will be available to customers in 2012. A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) project that will extend the wide range of missions that can be performed by the 412EP is... Read more

08-Dec-10 Bell 412 State of Veracruz, Mexico (4F)

08-Dec-10 Bell 412 State of Veracruz, Mexico (4F)

8-Dec-2010

The helicopter was carrying six security officers, two inmates, an official from the country’s organized crime investigation unit, and two pilots.  Local reports differ on the number of fatalities, some saying 3, others 4, others 7.  Weather was apparently a factor... Read more

Court acquits two in Anil Ambani helicopter sabotage case

Court acquits two in Anil Ambani helicopter sabotage case

1-Dec-2010Source: Sify

The pair, Uday M. Warekar (33) and Palraj Thevar (38),  were working for Air Works Engineering, the company in-charge of maintaining Anil Ambani Group’s Bell-412... Read more

FlightSafety wins Brazilian approval for B212 and B412 simulators

FlightSafety wins Brazilian approval for B212 and B412 simulators

30-Nov-2010Source: FlightSafety

LaGuardia Airport, New York (November 30, 2010) – FlightSafety International has received approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil for its Bell 212 and Bell 412 full flight simulators. “The approval of our Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopter simulators by the ANAC shows our commitment and ability to provide our Customers in... Read more

22-Nov-10 Bell B412 Yaounde, Cameroon (4F)

22-Nov-10 Bell B412 Yaounde, Cameroon (4F)

22-Nov-2010

Report from Israel of the death of Avi Sivan, previously a highly respected officer in the Israeli Defence Force.  No other names of the other three fatalities have been released, or the circumstances of the accident.... Read more

Dart announces EASA approval of Safety Enhancement Kits for Medium Bell models

Dart announces EASA approval of Safety Enhancement Kits for Medium Bell models

18-Nov-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA approval for their Safety Enhancement Kits for the Medium Bell aircraft model types. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have been previously received. DART Safety Enhancement Kits increase the operational safety of Medium Bell aircraft. Sub-kits may be installed... Read more

Uniflight completes overhaul of Honduran 412s

Uniflight completes overhaul of Honduran 412s

18-Nov-2010Source: Uniflight

North Texas based, Uniflight has announced the recent overhaul and refurbishment of five Bell 412 helicopters for the Honduran Air Force. The extensive project included a complete overhaul and inspection of the airframe, engines and all dynamic components as well as an avionics upgrade and modernization. Much of the work was performed in Honduras with... Read more

13-Nov-10 Bell 412 Trujillo, Colombia (3F)

13-Nov-10 Bell 412 Trujillo, Colombia (3F)

13-Nov-2010

Weather was reported as poor. The helicopter was piloted by Captains Israel Vega Castillo and Ernesto Carranza Domínguez, and flight technical Concepción Valdés Carrillo. Registration wrongly reported in press as XU-ANI which is not a Mexican registration (we expect XA- prefix)... Read more

13-Nov-10 Bell B412 Columbia

13-Nov-10 Bell B412 Columbia

13-Nov-2010

“Three aboard missing helicopter” Officials said the aircraft was traveling Panama-Cali, the capital of the Valle del Cauca department.... Read more

US donates two Bell 412s to Mexican Air Force

US donates two Bell 412s to Mexican Air Force

11-Nov-2010Source: Milenio

The 412s are unarmed and intended for transport and reconnaissance operations... Read more

Shadin Avionics announces Fuel Management STC for Bell 212/412

Shadin Avionics announces Fuel Management STC for Bell 212/412

5-Nov-2010Source: Shadin Avionics

Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aircraft fuel management solutions, announces the approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of a Shadin Fuel Management Kit into Bell 212 and 412 model helicopters. The Bell 212/412 STC is the latest addition to Shadin’s well established portfolio of Fuel Management System STCs that includes installations... Read more

Honduran Air Force takes delivery of five Bell 412s

Honduran Air Force takes delivery of five Bell 412s

29-Oct-2010Source: El Heraldo

The five Bell 412 helicopters were officially handed over to President Porfirio Lobo... Read more

Latitude awarded satcom contract for Canadian military 412s

Latitude awarded satcom contract for Canadian military 412s

26-Oct-2010Source: Latitude Technologies

Victoria, British Columbia, October 25, 2010 — Latitude Technologies Corp. of Victoria, BC, has been awarded the contract to supply up to 95 of its SkyNode® S200 satellite communication systems for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet. The contract is the result of Latitude’s diligent work over the years to... Read more

Netherlands 303 Sqn acheives 4,500th SAR flight since 1959

Netherlands 303 Sqn acheives 4,500th SAR flight since 1959

20-Oct-2010

(automatic translation of Dutch press release) An AB-412 helicopter of the 4500th Defense last night rescue flights conducted since the establishment of 303 Squadron in 1959. A man with medical problems had last night a matter of urgency to Vlieland Medical Center Leeuwarden be charged. Home to 303 Squadron at Leeuwarden Air Base and its... Read more

Pilot pulls emergency release on 53,000sq.ft banner record attempt

Pilot pulls emergency release on 53,000sq.ft banner record attempt

4-Oct-2010Source: Jalopnik

The Bell 412 helicopter pilot lifting the record attempt 53,000 sq.ft banner pulled the emergency release shortly after getting airborne at the Texas State Fair – video.... Read more

Pakistan requests up to thirty more Bell 412s

Pakistan requests up to thirty more Bell 412s

24-Sep-2010Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on 14 September of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan of BELL 412EP Helicopters as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $397 million. The Government of Pakistan has requested a possible sale of up... Read more

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