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CareFlite adds Bell 407GXi to air ambulance fleet

Fort Worth, TX – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi helicopter 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 Leer másCareFlite adds Bell 407GXi to air ambulance fleet[…]

Some helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters

In this article we will talk about some of the helicopters and planes currently used by aerial firefighters around the world. Aerial Firefighters Helicopters During wildfires the helicopters are used for firefighter and cargo transport to fighter the fires, water or retardant application, fire reconnaissance, aerial ignition operations, search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement missions, Leer másSome helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters[…]

Bell to modernize RCAF CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet

On May 30 (2022), the Government of Canada announced a contract  for Bell Textron Canada to extend the life the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fleet of 85 CH‑146 Griffon helicopters until the mid-2030s. “Since 1992 when the Griffon procurement was originally awarded, Bell has remained a key partner to the Canadian Air Force. For Leer másBell to modernize RCAF CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet[…]

CHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – CHC Helicopter has signed a new 12-year contract with the Department Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australia, to provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopter operations. Vince D’Rozario, CHC’s Regional Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are honoured to be awarded this contract. This award reinforces the strong partnership with DFES, established over the Leer másCHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia[…]

Army 12 CAB sends MedEvac team to Swift Response 2022, Norway

BARDUFOSS, Norway – About 18 Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1-214th General Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide MedEvac support to Joint Forcible Entry (JFE) Norway, during Swift Response 2022, in Norway from April 29 – May 18. Joint Forcible Entry Norway is one of the airborne operations being executed during Swift Response 2022. Swift Leer másArmy 12 CAB sends MedEvac team to Swift Response 2022, Norway[…]

Bell adds Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to Team Invictus

Fort Worth, Texas – Bell has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to join Team Invictus as the mission integrator for FARA Increment 1. Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signs of this teaming agreement on April, 26 with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and national security Leer másBell adds Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to Team Invictus[…]

Mountainflyers reaches 2,000 flight hours (FH) with Bell 505

Mountainflyers began operating Bell’s modern single engine helicopter two years ago, the past mont March their fleet of Bell 505 reached 2,000 flight hours (FH). The company taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020 and today it operates a fleet of three Bell 505s from three different locations. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive Leer másMountainflyers reaches 2,000 flight hours (FH) with Bell 505[…]

DoD awards a contract for Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters to Israel

Philadelphia, 20/04/2022 – Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the US Department of Defense (DoD) for new AW119Kx helicopter in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the US Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leer másDoD awards a contract for Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters to Israel[…]

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