Bell Helicopter has achieved its first European sale of the Bell 412EPI. The company announced on June 18 that it has sold a single example to the Czech Police. It will be used for search and rescue missions and is expected to be delivered by the end of the year.
“The Bell 412 EPI is one of the most reliable, rugged and versatile helicopters on the market,” said Tomas Hytych, Director of the Czech Police Aviation Department, Czech Police. “The new EPI state-of-the-art technology, combined with the affordable total cost of ownership, made the Bell 412 the obvious choice to accomplish our search and rescue missions. Bell Helicopter’s customer service reputation and easy access to a Bell Helicopter customer service centre in Prague also played an important role in our decision making.”
The Czech Police have been a long-time customer, operating various models of Bell 412 aircraft for over 20 years.“Bell Helicopter has remained committed to the region and rooted in the Czech Republic with the opening of our Bell Helicopter Prague European customization, completion and delivery centre last year,” said Patrick Moulay, vice president of global sales and marketing at Bell Helicopter. We are thrilled to have been chosen by the Czech Police.” Alan Warnes