Bell transferring 214ST, B/B1 Type Certificates to Erickson
By Helicopters Staff
Erickson Inc. and Bell Textron Inc. reached agreements to initiate the transfer of type certificates for the Bell 214 ST and B/B1 model helicopters to Erickson. The transfer will be processed through the FAA and is expected to be completed near the end of the year.
The agreements replace the previous license and product support agreement signed between the companies in 2015. As one of the largest operators of 214STs, Erickson explains it is poised to take the next step in supporting the performance improvements and operational sustainability of the 214 platform as it did for the S-64 platforms it acquired in 1992.
“The 214 is a great utility rotary-wing platform,” said Doug Kitani, CEO, Erickson. “We look forward to applying our innovative spirit and operational experience to chart a future for the aircraft like we have done with the S-64 Air Crane helicopter over the past 30 years.”