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Air Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter

Cologne, Germany (10 November, 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. This aircraft marks the third Bell 429 in HEMS configuration to operate in the Swiss transportation and rescue company’s active fleet. “Air Zermatt operates in one of the most demanding Leer másAir Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter[…]

HEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter

Having the best possible aircraft available is essential when it comes to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) mission and the Bell 429 is the response. For many emergency scenarios, EMS helicopters remain the sole method of transporting patients to hospitals – whether it’s due to the patient being in an inhospitable prehospital location or Leer másHEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter[…]

First Bell 407GXi helicopter to be based in Israel

Cologne, Germany (08 November 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, today announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi for a customer from Israel. The aircraft was purchased by cousins Yossi and Yoav Avrahami. The aircraft acceptance took place at the Bell facility in Mirabel and is currently en route to Israel. Leer másFirst Bell 407GXi helicopter to be based in Israel[…]

USCG MH-60T medevac cruise​ ship passenger near Chatham Strait

KODIAK, Alaska​ — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew medevac (medical evacuation) a cruise ship passenger at the entrance to​ Chatham Strait​ near Juneau, Alaska, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station​ Sitka​ aircrew aboard an MH-60T Jayhawk rescue (MRR) helicopter​ arrived on scene at approximately 4 p.m., deployed the rescue swimmer,​ hoisted​ the 62-year-old man and a Leer másUSCG MH-60T medevac cruise​ ship passenger near Chatham Strait[…]

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[…]

Leonardo receives a new order for AW139 EMS/SAR for Australia

The helicopters will be supplied by leading operator CHC Australia to Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (EHRS), with delivery in early 2023 The leading helicopter model in Australia for EMS, the AW139 has been chosen by several operators with a fleet of over 60 units today also performing law enforcement, offshore and government duties Leer másLeonardo receives a new order for AW139 EMS/SAR for Australia[…]

Mercy Flight signs for 4 AW119Kx powered by Pratt & Whitney engines

DALLAS, TEXAS, March 8, 2022 – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that Mercy Flight Central will renew its fleet with the purchase of four new Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters powered by the PT6B-37A engine. Mercy Flight Central is a critical care helicopter operator serving the Finger Lakes, Central and Southern Adirondack Regions Leer másMercy Flight signs for 4 AW119Kx powered by Pratt & Whitney engines[…]

Bell sells five helicopters to Ukraine corporate clients in European Rotors

Cologne, Germany (17 Nov. 2021)​ – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced at VTOL Show and Safety Conference European Rotors purchase agreements for five Bell helicopters to customers in Ukraine. “Both the Bell 429 and Bell 505 continue to make exceptional progress in the European market, especially as ideal platforms for private travel,” Leer másBell sells five helicopters to Ukraine corporate clients in European Rotors[…]

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Classic Air Medical adds five helicopters Bell 407GXi

Fort Worth, TX (9 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for five Bell 407GXi EMS helicopters to be sold to Classic Air Medical. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and will provide air medical transport in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming.  “For Leer másClassic Air Medical adds five helicopters Bell 407GXi[…]

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