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Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters to European customers, further validating the success of the Bell 505 in Europe and around the world. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in... Read more

Alpine Aerotech 3D Prints Bell 505, and Universal Headset Hangers

Alpine Aerotech 3D Prints Bell 505, and Universal Headset Hangers

6-Jul-2022Source: Alpine Aerotech

  Utilizing the latest Additive Manufacturing equipment and materials ALPINE AEROTECH has successfully designed and produced a user-friendly hanger to stow headsets inside the cabin of most aircraft. Specific to the Bell 505, Aerotech has designed a kit that allows the removal of the OEM DG clamps on the ceiling between the pilot and co-pilot... Read more

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit. “With CareFlite’s new Bell 407GXi and the two IFR certified Bell 429s currently in its fleet, Careflite will continue to facilitate around-the-clock critical care to patients across... Read more

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

5-Jul-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters to European customers, further validating the success of the Bell 505 in Europe and around the world. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in Poland.... Read more

Subaru was awarded a contract of Subaru B412EPX from Chubu Regional Development Bureau

Subaru was awarded a contract of Subaru B412EPX from Chubu Regional Development Bureau

30-Jun-2022Source: Subaru

Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract of SUBARU BELL 412EPX, from Chubu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The helicopter is scheduled to be delivered to the customer in 2024. It is expected to be used for information gathering in the event of disasters... Read more

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

24-Jun-2022Source: XL Aero

  XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), an industry leading provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the general aviation and helicopter operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors announces it has received Transport Canada (TC) approval for the repair of the Main Transmission Casing applicable to Bell Helicopter 205, 212 and 412 Helicopter models.  Tim Blaskovich... Read more

Subaru awarded a contract of Subaru Bell 412EPX from Japan Coast Guard

Subaru awarded a contract of Subaru Bell 412EPX from Japan Coast Guard

21-Jun-2022Source: Sabaru

Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract of SUBARU BELL 412EPX, from Japan Coast Guard. The helicopter is scheduled to be delivered to the customer in 2025. It is expected to be used for ensuring security at sea, search and rescue, responding maritime disasters, and transportation of many loads. SUBARU... Read more

Chubu Regional Development Bureau orders Bell 412EPX

Chubu Regional Development Bureau orders Bell 412EPX

20-Jun-2022Source: Sabaru

Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract of SUBARU BELL 412EPX, from Chubu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The helicopter is scheduled to be delivered to the customer in 2024. It is expected to be used for information gathering in the event of disasters... Read more

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

17-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three-channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the... Read more

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

16-Jun-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit. “With CareFlite’s new Bell 407GXi and the two IFR certified Bell 429s currently in its fleet, Careflite will continue to facilitate around-the-clock critical care to patients across... Read more

07-Jun-22 N402SH Bell 407 Kona, US-Hawaii

07-Jun-22 N402SH Bell 407 Kona, US-Hawaii

7-Jun-2022

Tourist flight, 6 POB all injured.  One airlifted to Kona Community Hospital, others by road A helicopter tour crashed on Wednesday in a lava field on Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring all six people on board — including two in serious condition, officials said. https://t.co/VCDgiiDQ6l — FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) June 11, 2022  ... Read more

04-Jun-22 N98ZA Bell 407 Caldwell, US-New Jersey

04-Jun-22 N98ZA Bell 407 Caldwell, US-New Jersey

4-Jun-2022

Heavily damaged in hard landing, pilot was only person on board and suffered serious injuries Pilot Injured In Helicopter Crash At Essex County Airport https://t.co/HtWnIVU6vq — Randolph Patch (@RandolphNJPatch) June 6, 2022    ... Read more

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

2-Jun-2022

Hard landing during a training mission.  Helicopter was recovered by a Nevada National Guard CH-47 Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter experiences hard landing north of Reno https://t.co/gt68s9ypNP pic.twitter.com/MBBG9qaRTg — Washoe Sheriff (@WashoeSheriff) June 5, 2022  ... Read more

01-Jun-22 N239FW Bell OH-58A Tallahassee, US-Florida

01-Jun-22 N239FW Bell OH-58A Tallahassee, US-Florida

1-Jun-2022

Forced landing in a wooded area.  No injuries reported to 2 POB... Read more

Canadian military confirms Bell 412 fleet upgrade program

Canadian military confirms Bell 412 fleet upgrade program

31-May-2022

Through Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is modernizing its military equipment to support the Canadian Armed Forces and keep Canadians safe. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Minister Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced the Government of... Read more

31-May-22 N27574 Bell 206 Cameron, US-Texas

31-May-22 N27574 Bell 206 Cameron, US-Texas

31-May-2022

FAA: Crashed between hangars and runway while attempting to hover, ending up on its starboard side Cameron police confirm a helicopter crash occurred at Cameron Municipal Airport earlier this afternoon. Cameron Police Chief Lonnie Gosch said three people were on board and this could've been a training flight. Chief Gosch says Texas DPS is on... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $9M contract to upgrade V-22 Half Wing Part Task Trainer

Bell Boeing awarded $9M contract to upgrade V-22 Half Wing Part Task Trainer

26-May-2022Source: US DoD

  Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $9,508,967 firm-fixed-price order (N6134022F7005) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001922G0002). This order provides for the upgrade and delivery of the V-22 Half Wing Part Task Trainer in support of executing training for the government of Japan. Work will be performed in Amarillo,... Read more

Bell donates 407 to engineering training institute

Bell donates 407 to engineering training institute

25-May-2022Source: Clarksville NOW

  North Central Institute in Clarksville celebrated the unveiling Thursday of a helicopter donated to the school from Bell. The Bell 407 Fire X helicopter will be used as a training aid for aviation maintenance technicians passing through the doors of NCI. See Full Story. ... Read more

Bell honours heroes during National EMS Week

Bell honours heroes during National EMS Week

24-May-2022Source: Bell

  Somewhere, a dedicated team stands ready, waiting to launch a Bell aircraft, reach an emergency site and save a life. These brave emergency medical workers (EMS) workers are always prepared to serve their communities, which is why Bell wanted to recognize their unrelenting commitment to caring for patients – even in uncertain environments. Now,... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for EFIS in Bell 212/412

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for EFIS in Bell 212/412

20-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFIS on VFR/IFR Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. FAA and EASA validations are pending at this time. The Astronautics Flight Instrument (AFI) 4700 STC has been designed for Bell 212 and 412... Read more

Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military trainer

Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military trainer

17-May-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the selection of the Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots.... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

12-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $302M contract for four MV-22B for USMC

Bell-Boeing awarded $302M contract for four MV-22B for USMC

10-May-2022

  Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $302,152,612 modification (P00053) to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N0001917C0015) for the production and delivery of four MV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30.08%); Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (15.22%); Amarillo,... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Expands ADS-B STC for Bell 205, 212, and 412

Alpine Aerotech Expands ADS-B STC for Bell 205, 212, and 412

5-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

  ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 3X5 ADS-B Transponder systems on Bell Medium platforms. The ADS-B Transponder STC, originally approved in 2020 for Bell 205, 212, and 412 helicopters, now supports ADS-B IN/OUT, Diversity Antennas, WAAS GPS inputs, and NVG... Read more

Swiss operator purchases two Bell 505s

Swiss operator purchases two Bell 505s

27-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses. “The... Read more

Bell Adds SNC to Team Invictus for Work on Advanced Mission Systems

Bell Adds SNC to Team Invictus for Work on Advanced Mission Systems

27-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company. As part of the collaboration, SNC has agreed to join Team Invictus as the mission systems integrator for FARA Increment 1. SNC’s rich history as an advanced and... Read more

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

25-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Mountainflyers started its operations with the Bell 505 over two years ago, having taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020. It operates a fleet of three Bell 505s at three different locations, which between them have already accumulated a milestone 2,000 flight hours. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive versatility, Mountainflyers’ utilization of the... Read more

Czech Republic Chief of Defense Signs Beams of AH‑1Z and UH‑1Y

Czech Republic Chief of Defense Signs Beams of AH‑1Z and UH‑1Y

21-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed another step in the production of AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters for international customers. Czech Republic Chief of Defense (CHOD) Gen. Aleš Opata, Deputy Minister of Defence František Šulc and delegates visited Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in a landmark meeting to observe the Czech Republic H-1... Read more

11-Apr-22 N315MH Bell 206L1 Kenai, US-Alaska

11-Apr-22 N315MH Bell 206L1 Kenai, US-Alaska

11-Apr-2022

Bird strike on tail... Read more

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22

7-Apr-2022Source: Bell

On March 24, Cannon Air Force Base delivered its third Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey to the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center, highlighting the growing organizational partnership established to advance the aircraft’s future reliability, sustainability, and mission readiness through nacelle improvement modifications. The nacelle is responsible for the Osprey’s critical vertical take-off and landing capabilities, and the... Read more

HeliTSA launches Bell 212/412 Series type training in Australia

HeliTSA launches Bell 212/412 Series type training in Australia

6-Apr-2022Source: HeliTSA

HeliTSA’s type training offering continues to grow, with a combined Bell 212 and 412 Series type course launching in May. The course is being launched in response to the renewed demand for this aircraft for the purposes of firefighting, emergency medical services and search and rescue. “We had so many people enquiring about this training... Read more

Bell Announces Delivery of B505 to Omaha Police Department

Bell Announces Delivery of B505 to Omaha Police Department

30-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bell completed this delivery to OPD in February and the aircraft is now in operation by the Air Support Unit. “Complete with the latest law enforcement equipment, the Bell 505 will enhance OPD’s... Read more

How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

29-Mar-2022

We all know that sanctions are being brought against particular Russian interests by various Governments around the world, following the invasion of Ukraine.  Additionally, significant pressure is being put on large corporations to distance themselves from their involvement with Russia. On that basis, HeliHub.com reached out to four helicopter OEMs to ask – the top... Read more

HelicoStore Adds Additional B505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

HelicoStore Adds Additional B505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

29-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by HelicoStore for a Bell 505. The aircraft will be used to support corporate transportation needs in Canada. “Bell is pleased to announce that HelicoStore, Bell’s Independent Representative in Eastern Canada, has purchased a new Bell 505 to be managed... Read more

Ugandan Aviation Company Signs for a B412EPi

Ugandan Aviation Company Signs for a B412EPi

25-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with BAR Aviation for a Bell 412EPi to support 24/7 medical evacuation missions and the new development of oil and gas projects in Uganda. BAR Aviation is a leading aviation operator in Uganda known for its high quality and professional air... Read more

Australia First B429 Wheeled Landing Gear Delivered to Alto Group

Australia First B429 Wheeled Landing Gear Delivered to Alto Group

18-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the sale  and delivery of a Bell 429 in a wheeled landing gear (WLG) configuration to Australia’s Alto Group. This would be the first Bell 429 WLG helicopter in Australia and Alto Group’s third Bell helicopter. The Alto Group is a leading Australian automotive retailer, employing... Read more

Bell 525 test pilot inspires future women pilots with book publication

Bell 525 test pilot inspires future women pilots with book publication

18-Mar-2022Source: Bell

To close out HAI Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX, Bell 525 Test Pilot BJ Lewis sat at the center of the Bell booth, promoting her very first children’s book. Bringing an end to a great event while simultaneously setting the stage for National Women’s History Month, she is honored to claim her seat at the... Read more

Bestfly signs purchase agreement for first Bell 505 sale in West Africa

Bestfly signs purchase agreement for first Bell 505 sale in West Africa

16-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 505 to BESTFLY, an Angolan aviation company, with the intent to purchase a second 505 within six months. This is the first 505 sale in Angola and West Africa. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered October... Read more

Australia’s Nautilus Aviation signs for five B407GXi

Australia’s Nautilus Aviation signs for five B407GXi

14-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of five Bell 407GXi helicopters to Nautilus Aviation in Australia. The aircraft are scheduled to be progressively delivered from late 2022 and will be used for tourism charter and utility flights in North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef region. “Nautilus Aviation has... Read more

Garmin updates GI 275 electronic flight instrument for Bell 206

Garmin updates GI 275 electronic flight instrument for Bell 206

13-Mar-2022Source: Garmin

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Part 27 VFR helicopters is expected to be completed in March. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach... Read more

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the B429

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the B429

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced a new Designer Series interior for the Bell 429. The Bell 429 complete with the new interior debuted at HAI’s Heli-Expo. The Designer Series interior upgrades all cabin materials including: High-quality leathers Enhanced flooring – hardwood and carpet options Improved seat tailoring that’s now removeable... Read more

Salt River Project Adds B412EPX

Salt River Project Adds B412EPX

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at Heli-Expo 2022 the signed purchase agreement by Salt River Project (SRP) for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. Salt River Project performs critical missions providing water and electricity to the greater Phoenix area. “SRP’s Flight Services Department has relied on Bell aircraft for more than 40... Read more

SMARTTECH Signs Purchase Agreement for One B407GXi

SMARTTECH Signs Purchase Agreement for One B407GXi

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Mr. David Lukes, CEO of SMARTTECH based in Prague, Czech Republic signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi. The expected delivery is August 2022 out of Mirabel, Canada. “The dynamic capabilities of the Bell 407 have earned it a reputation for reliability and... Read more

Safran and Bell to collaborate on SAF initiative for B505

Safran and Bell to collaborate on SAF initiative for B505

10-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines  and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration intitiative to explore technical performance and economic impacts of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the Arrius 2R-powered Bell 505. A single, dedicated Bell 505 aircraft will conduct flights solely with the use of blended SAF. Both Bell and Safran... Read more

Bell Increases Presence in Switzerland with Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft

Bell Increases Presence in Switzerland with Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the purchase agreements for three aircraft to customers in Switzerland. Centaurium Aviation, a Swiss helicopter sales and acquisition company, has expanded its Bell fleet with the purchase of a Bell 429. The signing ceremony was held at HAI Heli-Expo with Centaurium Aviation... Read more

San Diego Gas & Electric Selects B412EPX

San Diego Gas & Electric Selects B412EPX

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E®) Company for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX during the 2022 Heli-Expo. SDG&E® will add its first Bell aircraft to its existing fleet of helicopters to complete various utility missions. “With more than 350 Bell... Read more

Heli-SGI Selects SKYTRAC to Enable HFDM and a Suite of Satcom Capabilities Onboard Bell Helicopters

Heli-SGI Selects SKYTRAC to Enable HFDM and a Suite of Satcom Capabilities Onboard Bell Helicopters

9-Mar-2022Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd.(SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that Heli-SGI, an Indonesia-based company providing rotary and fixed-wing aviation services to the mining, tourism, and VIP sectors, will utilize SKYTRAC’s Iridium Satcom terminals to enable mission-critical capabilities onboard their Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters. Heli-SGI has selected... Read more

Bell Completes Delivery of B505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

Bell Completes Delivery of B505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

9-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the delivery of a Bell 505 to Beach Mosquito Control District (BMCD). Located in Panama City Beach, FL, the organization will leverage aerial support from the Bell 505 to administer insect-repellant spray and maintain a high-quality environment for its residents.... Read more

Meridian Helicopters completes 23rd custom Bell 206L4 refurbishment

Meridian Helicopters completes 23rd custom Bell 206L4 refurbishment

9-Mar-2022Source: Meridian Helicopters

Meridian Helicopters had a record year in 2021 despite the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic presented. Among their current lease fleet numerous lease extensions have been added along with a new lease to a current customer. Adding to that, Meridian Helicopters completed the sale of seven helicopters for brokerage customers and their current fleet of... Read more

Volation buys retired B206 fleet of EDIC Horizon

Volation buys retired B206 fleet of EDIC Horizon

9-Mar-2022Source: Volation

Volation of Auckland, New Zealand has finalized an agreement with one of the world’s largest Helicopter flight training organizations EDIC Horizon, to purchase the operator’s surplus Bell 206B III ‘Jet Ranger’ aircraft. The Bell 206B III fleet was replaced with the Bell 505 in 2018 and this purchase will include the entire fleet of aircraft,... Read more

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Selects SUBARU Bell 412EPX

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Selects SUBARU Bell 412EPX

9-Mar-2022

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by Ventura County California’s Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit for the first public safety configured SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopter in North America. The new aircraft will be used for law enforcement, search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services (EMS) and fire... Read more

Jet Aviation Australia Sells 5 B407GXi Helicopters to Nautilus Aviation

Jet Aviation Australia Sells 5 B407GXi Helicopters to Nautilus Aviation

7-Mar-2022Source: Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation Australia announced today that it has sold five Bell 407GXi helicopters to Nautilus Aviation. As Bell’s independent representative for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia, Jet Aviation Australia has also been commissioned to customize the five helicopters. Staggered redelivery will commence in late 2022.   “We’ve been supporting Nautilus Aviation... Read more

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

7-Mar-2022

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

ASU awarded EASA STCs for multiple Bell Aircraft

ASU awarded EASA STCs for multiple Bell Aircraft

4-Mar-2022Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 25 years, received notification from EASA that ASU has obtained STCs for the Bell 212, 412, AB212, AB412, and 412EP under a single EASA STC 10078190. The original STC from the FAA is SR01634SE. Because... Read more

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

4-Mar-2022Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

01-Mar-22 N2191 Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

01-Mar-22 N2191 Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

1-Mar-2022

Autorotations to a taxiway, and damaged a taxiway light... Read more

Bell begins production on Czech Republic AH-1Z

Bell begins production on Czech Republic AH-1Z

24-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has started production of the first AH-1Z Viper for the Czech Republic at  Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The production of the Viper joins UH-1Y production as part of the Czech Republic Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of mixed fleet aircraft. “Bell understands what it means to execute... Read more

Queensland Police order Bell 429s

Queensland Police order Bell 429s

21-Feb-2022Source: Queensland Government

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced new ‘eyes in the sky’ to help police fight crime. Three new state of the art Bell 429 helicopters will become part of the POLAIR fleet to patrol the south-east, replacing the existing two helicopters which have reliably served the Queensland community for almost a decade. In addition, the Palaszczuk... Read more

19-Feb-22 N1342X Bell 47G4A Titusville, US-Florida

19-Feb-22 N1342X Bell 47G4A Titusville, US-Florida

19-Feb-2022

Hard landing in field.  No injuries to 2 POB... Read more

10th Bell 429 delivery in the Philippines

10th Bell 429 delivery in the Philippines

17-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc. has delivered the 10th Bell 429 to a corporate customer in the Philippines, demonstrating the Bell 429’s continued popularity among corporate customers in the Philippines who value the Bell 429’s reliability, smooth and quiet ride, and Bell’s industry-leading support and services. Earlier this year, the Bell 429 marked a milestone, surpassing 500,000... Read more

Bell Receives Market Research Investment to Advance US DoD High-Speed VTOL Capabilities

Bell Receives Market Research Investment to Advance US DoD High-Speed VTOL Capabilities

17-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its advancement to the next phase of the AFWERX High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge, a crowdsourcing effort for the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Bell is one of 11 companies from more than 200 challenge... Read more

Astronautics offers retrofit glass cockpit upgrade for Bell Huey II

Astronautics offers retrofit glass cockpit upgrade for Bell Huey II

16-Feb-2022Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s Badger Pro+ Integrated Flight Display System is providing a forward-fit and retrofit glass cockpit upgrade solution for the Bell Huey II modernization program. Astronautics is providing each Huey II with three 6×8-inch high-resolution displays, a control panel, and an engine data acquisition unit.  Astronautics equipment, along with additional upgraded avionics, transforms... Read more

16-Feb-22 N72297 Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)

16-Feb-22 N72297 Bell UH-1 Coalinga, US-California (1F)

16-Feb-2022

Helicopter involved in agricultural ops crashed under unknown circumstances – sole occupant pilot received fatal injuries – named here as Steven Wilson, 53 🚁💨 Inquiry Begins Into Fatal Helicopter Crash Near Coalinga Federal investigators have begun an inquiry into what caused a helicopter to crash near Coalinga, killing pilot Steven Wilson, 53, of Shafter. Full... Read more

11-Feb-22 N469AE Bell 206L4 El Dorado, US-Illinois

11-Feb-22 N469AE Bell 206L4 El Dorado, US-Illinois

11-Feb-2022

Pilot observed a flash reflecting in the windshield, followed by smoke in the cabin – caused by lithium batteries in the pocket of a paramedic on board... Read more

11-Feb-22 N1023V Bell 47G2 Fallon, US-Nevada

11-Feb-22 N1023V Bell 47G2 Fallon, US-Nevada

11-Feb-2022

Helicopter incurred a tail strike and then crashed onto the roof of a hangar, ending up on its port side. FAA incorrectly reported this as a Bell 407, rather than a Bell 47 as is evident in this image N1023V was not currently registered at the time of the accident.  FAA data shows it de-registered... Read more

Bell 505 Global Fleet Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours

Bell 505 Global Fleet Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours

10-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that the Bell 505 achieved 100,000 global fleet hours. Since the first Bell 505 customer delivery in 2017, Bell has completed more than 360 Bell 505 global deliveries, enabling successful missions with the world’s most advanced short light single aircraft. “Since its entry into service,... Read more

Bell Completes Successful Demonstration for NASA

Bell Completes Successful Demonstration for NASA

3-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Autonomous Pod Transport’s (APT) successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) flight, fulfilling an extension for its NASA Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) project. The APT DAA demonstration showcased the aircraft’s ground radar system integration and its capabilities when navigating airspace traffic... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $21M contract to procure 104 proprotor hub spring and drive link kits for the V-22

Bell Boeing awarded $21M contract to procure 104 proprotor hub spring and drive link kits for the V-22

2-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas is awarded a $21,611,280 firm-fixed-price modification (P00015) to an order (N0001919F0305) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises an option to procure 104 proprotor hub spring and drive link kits for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, to include 60 for the MV-22 aircraft; 10 for... Read more

Bell Boeing Improve Maintainability of V-22

Bell Boeing Improve Maintainability of V-22

27-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has completed the first Nacelle Improvements Modification on an Air Force CV-22 Osprey. The aircraft is part of an ongoing upgrade by Bell and Boeing (NYSE: BA) to improve the wiring components within the nacelles and to change the structure in order to improve maintainability. The Osprey returned... Read more

GPMS Adds Bell Leader as Vice President of Marketing

GPMS Adds Bell Leader as Vice President of Marketing

26-Jan-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS announced that Ronnie Ries has joined the company as its Vice President of Marketing. In this position, Ries will help develop and promote the Foresight MX HUMS solution to operators of helicopters from Bell, Airbus, Russian Helicopter, and MD Helicopters. Ries brings nearly two decades of experience as a marketing leader in the rotorcraft... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $1.6 billion five-year V-22 component contract

Bell Boeing awarded $1.6 billion five-year V-22 component contract

19-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,643,701,284 firm-fixed-price, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, replacement, required availability, configuration management, and inventory management for supply support for 228 MV-22B (Marine); CMV-22 (Navy); and CV-22 (Air Force) Osprey aircraft components. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options.... Read more

17-Jan-22 N167RL Bell 407 Houma, US-Louisiana (2F)

17-Jan-22 N167RL Bell 407 Houma, US-Louisiana (2F)

16-Jan-2022

FAA “aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances” Press reports “Local authorities were notified of the crash before noon by a citizen who reported seeing the aircraft lose altitude and then saw a “big splash of mud,” Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson said during a news conference” The two fatalities were named here as 30-year-old Dylan Horn... Read more

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

14-Jan-2022Source: GovDeals

The city of Jacksonville, FL has selected GovDeals to offer two Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 Helicopters for sale to the public. The former Sheriff’s helicopters will be at auction until January 31, 2022. Both auctions require potential buyers to pay a refundable $5,000 bid deposit prior to placing a bid on. The deposit will go... Read more

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

11-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505. This sale follows the letter of intent that SECO International signed in 2015 for 10 Bell 505s, which Bell... Read more

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