Bell announced today that it will display UH-1Y maritime helicopter and 429 WLG light twin-engine helicopter during the upcoming LIMA 2015.
The company said that, it will have subject matter experts to discuss Bell’s latest military and commercial rotorcraft and customer support offerings at their stand (#B710) and at the aircraft on static display.
In partnership with the US Marine Corps (USMC), Bell Helicopter will showcase the Bell UH-1Y maritime helicopter on display in the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Corral. The presence of the USMC comes on the heels of a successful bilateral exercise with the Malaysian Armed Forces featuring the UH-1Y and Bell Boeing V-22tiltrotor. Bell UH-1Y represents capability for the USMC with upgrades in ISR, targeting, precision fires, lift, and operational reach to support the utility and attack mission spectrum.
The multi-role capabilities of the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z are ideally suited to the Asia Pacific and the maritime environment of Malaysia. The marinized airframes are matched with sensors and also provide superior corrosion resistance in sea/coastal/humid environments. With 85 percent of parts common to both the Yankee and Zulu, costs related to logistics footprint, training costs and burdens on the supply system are significantly reduced when purchased together.
Bell 429 WLG, a light twin-engine helicopter featuring retractable wheeled landing gear, will also be on static display. The Bell 429 has a fully integrated glass cockpit, advanced drive system and best-in-class WAAS navigation and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability certified for single or dual pilot operations. Additional safety features include a collective mounted throttle, damage tolerant hub and rotor system, and energy attenuating seats. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operators.
Bell Helicopter announced the sale of 15 Bell 407GX aircraft to the Mexican Air Force (FAM) with deliveries to begin this year. The aircraft will be configured for a variety of parapublic missions
Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert announced in the parliament last week that Netherlands will be selling three used Bell AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to Peru. The contract, which is expected to be signed at the end of January, includes spare parts, testing equipment and special tools
Russian Helicopters has been asked by the Indian MoD to respond to a request for information (RFI) to procure light utility helicopters for the Indian Army and Navy along with Airbus and Bell. This is contrary to what is being reported primarily in the Russian media that the Russian side is close to a go ahead to set up a manufacturing base in India along with state owned HAL to sell in the Indian and export markets
Raytheon and Bell Helicopter successfully test-fired two Griffin B missiles from a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey multi-mission aircraft on December 16. The Griffin missile is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon that has a proven track record for successful rapid integration on land, sea and air platforms
Bell Helicopter successfully demonstrates forward-firing weapons capability by a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor during an exercise at the US Army Proving Ground held in November. “Weve shown the V-22 can be armed with a variety of forward-facing munitions and can hit its targets with a high degree of reliability,” said Vince Tobin, Bell vice president and program manager
The US State Department has approved a possible sale to the Czech Republic for 12 Bell UH-1Y attack and utility helicopters estimated to cost $575 million. The principal contractors will be Bell Helicopter, Textron and General Electric Company
The super-medium helicopter Bell 525 Relentless has made successful maiden flight at the companys aircraft assembly center in the USA. “We have diligently executed our schedule to design, develop, build and test the aircraft, and look forward to the next phase of flight testing as we work towards certification,” said Matt Hasik, executive vice president of commercial programs at Bell Helicopter
US Navy is moving ahead with plan to order 44 V-22 Ospreys to be assembled in Amarillo by Bell Helicopter in partnership with Boeing. The overall contract value is estimated at $3
Kamans Aerosystems division has won a contract to continue manufacturing of skin and skin to core components for the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. This five-year follow on contract has an expected value in excess of $25 million
Russian Helicopters at LIMA 2015 plans to hold talks with Malaysian state company AIROD and the country's firefighting department BOMBA, both of which are considering the acquisition of a new consignment of multirole Mi-8/17 series helicopters. In addition, Russian Helicopters jointly with Rosoboronexport will discuss opportunities for supplying the Mi-35M, Mi-171Sh and Mi-171V-5 to the security forces of Malaysia and other countries in South-East Asia
Two Korean-made KT-1 Woongbi planes from an Indonesian Jupiter aerobatics team have collided and crashed during a practice session before a LIMA air show, local media reported Sunday. The KT–1B Wongbi were among six aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Air Force carrying out a practice run
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