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Ugandan operator buys Bell 412EPi

March 24, 2022  ByHelicopters Staff


There are currently more than 160 Bell 412s operating in Africa and the Middle East. (Photo: Bell)

BAR Aviation signed purchase agreement for a Bell 412EPi to support 24/7 medical evacuation missions and also for the development of oil and gas projects in Uganda.

“We are privileged to provide BAR Aviation with exceptional Bell products to service and complement their successful aerial operations,”

“The Bell 412 has proven its capabilities and fit for purpose to BAR Aviation and the company is growing its Bell 412 fleet in East Africa,” said Lynette Loosen, regional sales manager, Africa and the Middle East, Bell.

In January 2021, BAR Aviation took delivery of the first Bell 505 in Uganda and the first fully equipped emergency medical service Bell 505 in Africa. That aircraft carries out medical evacuation missions in the region.

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“BAR Aviation is very excited to be adding the Bell 412EPi to strengthen its growing rotary wing fleet thus contributing to the success of its various missions,” said Barak Orland, chief executive officer, BAR Aviation.

To date, there have been more than 1,100 Bell 412s delivered across the globe, logging over 6.5 million flight hours.

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