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Bell Take 407GX Round Australia

Bell is currently taking a 407GX on a demo tour of Australia, supported by local company Hawker Pacific.  Monday saw some press photos taken around Sydney, including this one over the iconic Opera House.

Heli Hub -http://helihub.com/2013/08/08/bell-takes-407gx-round-australia

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Glass Cockpit B407GX Tours Region

Hawker Pacific, the Australia and New Zealand dealer for Bell Helicopter, is currently demonstrating the Bell 407GX to the Australian rotary wing industry.

Asia Pacific Aerospace Report - 07 August 2013, No. 13.20, P. 3

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Support services expand to cater for growth

The provision of support services for private aircraft operations in Australia has never had the scale that exists in some other parts of the world, notably the US and Europe, simply because of the small size of the fleet here and the long flight times from other key business hubs.  

Aviation Business Asia Pacific - July/August 2013, p. 28

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Business Aviation: What’s the outlook for the region?

Business aviation is taking off in a big way in this part of the world, but the growth across the region is not even. 

Aviation Business Asia Pacific - July/August 2013, p. 24

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Hawker Pacific Shanghai Appointment

Hawker Pacific has appointed Carrie Yu to the Company’s newly established Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions brokerage department. 

Aviation Business Asia Pacific - July/August 2013, p. 56

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Hawker Pacific Bell Bring First 407GX to Australia

For the first time ever, a new Bell 407GX Helicopter will arrive in Australia in August 2013 and will be demonstrated across the country by Hawker Pacific - the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East. 

Aviation Trader - August 2013, Vol26. No.8, p. 10

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In brief Bell Down Under

Business aviation services provider Hawker Pacific is planning to take delivery of a Bell 412EPI helicopter, which will be used as a demonstrator for the Australian market. 

Hispanic Business - http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/7/30/in_brief_bell_down_under_business.htm

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Glass Cockpit Bell to Tour Australia

A glass cockpit Bell 407GX will be making a demonstration tour of Australia in August.

Australian Flying - http://www.australianflying.com.au/news/glass-cockpit-bell-to-tour-Australia

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GippsAero Roll Out 200th Airvan

GippsAero has delivered its 200th GA8 Airvan. The turbocharged aircraft has a full-fuel payload of more than 545kg.

Australian Aviation - August 2013, No 307, p. 21

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Shorthaul Bell 407GX Tour

The Bell 407GX helicopter will make its first visit to Australia next month when it goes on a demonstration tour across the country with Hawker Pacific. The aircraft will visit a number of locations before heading to Singapore for further demonstrations in Asia.

The Australian - 26 July 2013, p. 31

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Hawker Pacific to bring Bell 407GX to Australia for demonstrations

Hawker Pacific will conduct a sales tour of the Bell 407GX helicopter in Australia during August. The Bell dealer says it will conduct demonstrations in a number of locations across the country, before heading to Singapore for further demonstrations in Asia.

Flight Global - http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawker-pacific-to-bring-bell-407gx-to-australia-for-demonstrations-388721/

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Hawker Pacific Confirms Bell 412EPI CAT A Compliance and Australian Demo

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, has confirmed the Bell 412EPI Helicopter, the newly upgraded version of the 412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads.

Vertical - http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article/Hawker-Pacific-confirms-Bell-412EPI-Cat-A-compliance-and-Aus#.UfBqoNK6cVQ

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Bell’s New 407GX to Tour

The latest generation of the popular Bell 407 range – the 407GX – will visit Australia in August on a demonstration tour spanning the continent before heading to Singapore for further demonstrations in Asia.

Australian Aviation - http://australianaviation.com.au/2013/07/bells-new-407gx-to-tour/

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New Compliance for Bell EMS Helicopter

Hawker Pacific has confirmed the Bell 412EPI Helicopter, the newly upgraded version of the 412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads.

Australian Flying - http://www.australianflying.com.au/news/new-compliance-for-bell-ems-helicopter

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Hawker Pacific Confirms Bell 412EPI Australian Tour

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, today confirmed the Bell 412EPI Helicopter, the newly upgraded version of the 412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads.

Aviation Trader - http://www.aviationtrader.com.au/news/hawker-pacific-confirms-bell-412epi-ausralian-tour

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Hawker Pacific Confirms Bell 412EPI Compliance, Australian Demo

Hawker Pacific announces Bell 412EPI Helicopter compliance with single pilot, Category A operations for elevated helipads Australian demonstration of the 412EPI in August 2013 

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, today confirmed the Bell 412EPI Helicopter, the newly upgraded version of the412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads. Hawker Pacific will bring a new 412EPI demonstrator to Australia in August to coincide with the upcoming2013 ASA+FNA Aeromedical Conference in Melbourne. The aircraft will also be available for demonstration flights. 

Manufacturer, Bell Helicopter, unveiled the 412EPI model at Heli Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, which improves on the 412EP with the Bell BasiX ProTM fully integrated glass flight deck and incorporates Pratt & Whitney’s PT6T-9 Twin Pac® engines with the BLR Strake and FastFin System. The aircraft has a 15% increase in Shaft Horse Power (SHP), enabling improved performance and exceptional single-engine capabilities. 

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Flight Services Group said: “We have just had confirmation from Bell that the 412EPI is now compliant with single pilot,Category A operations for elevated helipads – which means almost no mission or operating environment is beyond reach for the 412EPI. The new certification further adds to the aircraft’s incredible appeal and capability as a special mission, off shore and emergency medical services(EMS) aircraft.” 

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Airvan Reaches the 200 Milestone

The 200th GippsAero GA8 Airvan rolled off the Latrobe Valley production line last Friday and was presented in a ceremony to sales agent Hawker Pacific.  

Australian Flying - http://www.australianflying.com.au/news/airvan-reaches-the-200-milestone

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New General Aviation Aircraft

The Diamond Aircraft DA20 is a twin-seat, all composite aircraft with a Continental 125HP engine. Designed primarily as a training aircraft, pilots will enjoy from their side-by-side seating a panoramic view through the wrap around bubble canopy. 

Australian Flying - July – August, pg. 43

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Diamond Revisited

Owen Zupp: Unbelievably, it had been four years since I flew the Diamond DA40XLS. Now its latest derivative stands on the apron at Bankstown Airport displaying the flags of the many nations that operate this aircraft type. 

Australian Aviation - No. 306 , July 2013, pg. 74

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Collective Promise

The outlook is bright for helicopters in Australia, bolstered particularly by the ongoing strength of the resources and utility market. 

Australian Aviation - No. 306, July 2013, pg. 59

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