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Bell Helicopter delivers 412 EPI to Chongqing GA

April 27, 2015  By Bell Helicopter

image017April 27, 2015, Fort Worth, Tx. -  Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of a Bell 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA). The helicopter is the first certified Bell 412 type aircraft to operate in China and will be used for fire-fighting missions. A delivery ceremony was held at Bell Helicopter’s customization and delivery centre in Piney Flats, Tenn. on April 22.

“We are pleased to deliver the most rugged and reliable medium helicopter on the market to Chongqing General Aviation,” said Chad Nimrick, general manager of Bell Helicopter’s Piney Flats Customization and Delivery Centre. “This will be the first Bell 412 type aircraft in China, and we are certain interest in the Bell 412EPI will only grow as its superior performance and capabilities are demonstrated during life-saving missions.”
“We are proud to accept this fine aircraft into our operations, and we are excited to deploy its integrated avionics, payload and lift capabilities to complete firefighting, forest protection, emergency rescue, and law enforcement missions,” said Gong Wei, Chairman of CQGA. “We look forward to
continued partnership with Bell to bring helicopter and maintenance capabilities to China as the demand for helicopters grows.”


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