A North American Cat heads home 

This Bell 412 Helicopter came down to Australia for fire fighting duties over the Australian Summer.

After its great work it was now ready to head back to Canada - so we loaded it up ready for its next adventure.

The Bell 412

The Bell 412 is a twin-engine utility helicopter of the Huey family manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It is a development of the Bell 212, with the major difference being the composite four-blade main rotor.

Development began in the late 1970s with two Bell 212s being converted into 412 prototypes. An advanced four-blade main rotor with a smaller diameter replaced the 212's two-blade rotor. A Bell 412 prototype first flew in August 1979. The initial model was certified in January 1981 with deliveries commencing in the same month.

Another successful project

We planned the entire move, ensured the helicopter would be handled carefully, and successfully managed the project with this Bell 412 arriving safe and sound and on time.