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.
See youtube video:
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.
The AeroBoek Europter 145T2 Production page one and two have been updated.
With the latest production details on the:
Airbus / Eurocopter / MBB / Kawasaki / EC145T2 / H145 / BK.117D-2
The AeroBoek Europter 145T2 Production page two has been updated.
Also known as: Airbus / Eurocopter / MBB / Kawasaki / EC145T2 / H145 / BK.117D-2
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 !
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 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:
#159 PR-JBH to G-CIYD to LN-???
From Falkland Islands:
#124 G-CIHP to Norway LN-ONY
#228 G-IACG to Norway LN-ONM
#209 5N-BTI to G-CICH
Babcock / Bond:
New from the factory, white livery:
#273 N273H to G-MCSA
#281 N281LM to G-MCSB
#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
#094 C-FEQI to Stavanger, Norway LN-ONH