Apart from the transportation of passengers to destinations, our commercial helicopters specialize in the efficient movement of goods and resources to key locations. Carrying medical or law enforcement gear, disaster recovery resources or important business goods requires roomy cabin space and strength. As one of our largest commercial products – with over 6.5 million flight hours accumulated – the Bell 412 is up to the challenge.
The Subaru Bell 412EPX the latest upgrade in the historic 412 family, now has an increased maximum internal weight of 12,200 lbs, external weight of 13,000 lbs and up to 5,000 lbs of goods with a cargo hook. This high-performing platform can internally carry up to 5,385 lbs in up to 220 cubic feet of food supplies, tools, field equipment, helicopter emergency medical services or palletized gear. If that isn’t a helpful visual, imagine a space that normally holds 14 passengers transformed to store all the critical supplies you need. Like 27 big bags of rice ready to be delivered to a disaster-stricken area over 400 miles away. Or 174 cases of water. Or over 500 gallons of water to extinguish a brush fire. Having the widest loading door in its class also allows for quick loading and unloading when time is essential.
On one of our largest cabins, comfortably equip everything from rescue hoists, fast rope and rappelling hard points, to sensors, spotlights, loud speakers and radios. A higher payload and spacious interior means more equipment you’ll have ready and available when you’re saving lives, keeping your communities safe or simply carrying out a day-to-day business operations.
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.
We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.
Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.
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