Bell 412: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Terry Spruce

The Bell 412 is a derivative of the Bell 212, which is a civil version of the Bell UH-1 Huey. The newest civil variant is the Bell 412EP.
A Bell 412 helicopter in flight.
A Bell 412 helicopter in flight.

Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline, EMS

First delivery: 1981

World fleet: Over 850

Category: Twin Engine


Performance

Maximum speed (Vne): 140 kts 259 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 122 kts 226 km/hr

Maximum Range: 402 nm/745 km (no reserve)


Weights

Maximum takeoff gross weight: 11,900 lb 4,397 kg

Empty weight: 6,789 lb 3,079 kg

Passengers (crew): Up to 13 (two crew)

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