Guatemalan Air Force Receives Bell Textron Subaru Bell 412EPX Helicopters
In a joint ceremony to mark the a hundred and first anniversary of the Guatemalan Air Pressure (Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca, FAG), Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. firm, delivered two Subaru Bell 412EPX plane throughout an acceptance ceremony at La Aurora Worldwide Airport on 19 December. The helicopter supply is part of an ID/IQ contract signed between Bell and the US Military Multinational Aviation Particular Packages Workplace (MASPO) earlier in 2022. The Guatemalan Air Pressure at the moment operates variations of the Bell 206, 212, 407, 412 and UH-1. The Subaru Bell 412EPX is the newest model of the Bell Huey household helicopter.
“We’re excited to introduce the SUBARU BELL 412EPX into the Guatemalan Air Pressure. The plane will assist missions together with catastrophe response, humanitarian aid, and different utility wants,” stated Main Common Henry Yovani Reyes, Minister of Nationwide Defence.
“We’re honored to convey essentially the most fashionable model of the Bell 412 to Guatemala. Turnaround from signature to supply is an announcement to the women and men supporting this plane at each stage of the enterprise, and a testomony to the effectivity of the IDIQ contract between Bell and MASPO,” stated Carl Coffman, Bell vp, Superior Vertical Elevate Techniques gross sales and technique.
Multi-mission capabilities make the Subaru Bell 412EPX a preferred alternative for patrons with greater than 54 p.c of the Bell 412 international fleet deployed in army and para-public missions worldwide. The Bell 412 is a utility helicopter of the Huey household manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It’s a improvement of the Bell 212, with the key distinction being the composite four-blade fundamental rotor. Improvement started within the late Nineteen Seventies with two Bell 212s being transformed into 412 prototypes. A complicated four-blade fundamental rotor with a smaller diameter changed the 212’s two-blade rotor. A Bell 412 prototype first flew in August 1979.
The Subaru Bell 412EPX is the newest model of the 412 plane, whose legacy spans greater than 6.5 million flight hours. The 412EPX sturdy fundamental rotor gearbox improves horsepower and most weight capability, enabling the plane to move extra provides and carry out operations extra effectively. The SUBARU Bell 412EPX has a most inner weight of 12,200 lbs, exterior weight of 13,000 lbs and as much as 5,000 lbs of products with a cargo hook. Outfitted with the Bell BasiX-Professional built-in glass cockpit show system, the plane gives a high cruise pace of 123 knots, 361-NM vary and most endurance of three.8 hours.
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