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Bosnia and Herzegovina receives the Bell Huey II helicopter

Bosnia and Herzegovina receives the Bell Huey II helicopter
Bell UH-1 Huey II Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO, Bosnia–Herzegovina (Dec. 21, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of four Bell Huey II aircraft to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) on Dec. 4.

The four helicopters Bell UH-1 Huey II are part of an U.S. Foreign Military Sale signed in December 2019.

The Bell UH-1 Huey II worldwide fleet of more than 300 aircraft have a combined 1.2 million flight hours (FH). Prior to the delivery, members of the AFBiH Air Force and Air Defense Brigade completed the adaptation training at the Bell Training Academy in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We are very pleased and honored to be able to deliver these very versatile helicopters to the Armed Forces of Bosnia Herzegovina.” said Clay Bridges, regional sales manager, Bell. “The single-engine Bell UH-1 Huey II helicopters will enhance the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ability to perform search and rescue (SAR), firefighting, and many other military and civil missions. Here and throughout the region, we are seeing the need for helicopters grow.”

Bell Huey II

Bosnia and Herzegovina receives the Bell Huey II helicopter
Bell Huey II

This helicopter can up to 14 persons in its spacious cabin, also designed to accommodate mechanical and electrical provisions for mission-critical communications and life-saving devices.

The Bell UH-1 Huey II have 5,000 lbs / 2,268 kg cargo lifting capacity, and sliding doors support in-flight operations with strength and speed. The engine power is 1,800 shp / 1,342 kW.

The dedicated OEM support increases helicopter operational lifecycle and low lifecycle cost means more hours in the air and less time on maintenance

Additionally, Bell’s global customer support network, with more than 100 authorized customer service facilities in 34 countries, provides customers with the largest support network in the industry.

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