5000 Bell Helicopters build in Montreal-Mirabel, Canada

BELL HELICOPTER’S MIRABEL FACILITY CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF ITS 5,000th AIRCRAFT

 

Today, 12 December 2017, The Canadian facility of Bell Helicopter Textron, located in Mirabel celebrated the completion of its 5,000 aircraft !

The lucky airframe is C-FTRN c/n 54711,  a Bell 407GXP, that will be owned by China’s Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd., which had signed a purchase agreement for 100 Bell 407GXPs earlier this year.

Congratulations!

See youtube video:

5000 Bell Helicopters from Mirabel

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The first 800.

The Eurocopter 145 production pages have been updated.

Showing the first 800 units produced at the Eurocopter Germany Donauworth facility.

The last 100 units have been listed here: AeroBoek Eurocopter 145 Production

Some airframe details are not yet known. Any assistance with filling the gaps is very much appreciated.

Contact details AeroBoek Webmaster

Around the Globe in a Bell 429 Global Ranger

Around the Globe in a Bell 429 Global Ranger

A Canadian team, Bob Dengler and his son Steven Dengler, is starting today, on the first of July 2017, with a circumnavigation flight around the Globe in a Bell 429 C150GO under the title of C150GO to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada once it began self-governing on the 1st of July 1867.

Use Spidertracks to follow the helicopter real-time: Track the C150GO helicopter

Or visit the project website at: https://www.c150go.ca

We wish them a safe journey !

Bell 429 Production update

The AeroBoek Bell 429 Global Ranger Production page has been updated.

December was a busy month:  At least 5 units have been delivered:

#240 Air Transport Europe, Slovakia. 
#280 Air Transport Europe, Slovakia.
#281 Air Transport Europe, Slovakia.
#284 Puerto Rico Health Department.
#291 Flamboyant Helicenter, Brasil.

Sikorsky 92 helicopters fly into the void

Sikorsky 92 helicopters fly into the void left by the Eurocopter Super Puma.

Due to the recent crash in Norway on 29 April 2016,  and the subsequent grounding of the Eurocopter EC225 and Aerospatiale AS332L2 (Super Puma) helicopter, several Sikorsky 92 helicopters have been directed from all over the world to the North Sea Area.

A small summary:

Bristow:

From Brasil:

#159 PR-JBH to G-CIYD to LN-???

From Falkland Islands:

#124 G-CIHP to Norway LN-ONY

#224 G-CIGZ

#228 G-IACG to Norway LN-ONM

From Nigeria:

#209 5N-BTI to G-CICH

Babcock / Bond:

New from the factory, white livery:

#273 N273H to G-MCSA

#281 N281LM to G-MCSB

CHC:

From Canada:

#229 C-FEAE to G-WNSU

#216 C-FBXY to G-WNST

VIH / Cougar:

From Gulf of Mexico:

#114 N901CH to Hammerfest, Norway, LN-ONI

From Canada:

#094 C-FEQI to Stavanger, Norway LN-ONH

 

 

MD Helicopter NOTAR Production update

The MD Helicopters NOTAR Production page has been updated.

New: MD520N Notar LN-112  Volusia County Mosquito Control.

The overview page now shows all models on one page, listed by msn or serial-number.

Detailed airframe information is available by clicking on the serial-number.