BELL 412


The Bell 412 is a variant of the Bell 212 with the major difference being the composite four bladed main rotor system.  Like the 212, the 412 is a multi role aircraft that can be configured to conduct passenger transport, external load, medical evacuation and Search & Rescue missions. The 4 bladed rotor system offers a smaller rotor diameter than the 212 and increased cruise performance

The 412 is powered by enhanced performance Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T series “Twin-Pacs” made up of two coupled power turbines driving a common gearbox. Should one power section fail the remaining section enables the 412 to maintain cruise performance at maximum weight.


  • Crew: One or two pilots
  • Capacity: 14 passengers
  • Length: 17.1 m
  • Rotor diameter: 14.02 m
  • Height: 4.57 m
  • Empty weight: 3,080 kg
  • Max take off weight: 5,398 kg
  • Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney PT6-3B turboshaft
  • Cruise speed: 120 kts (226 km/h)
  • Range: 980 km
  • Service ceiling: 6,100 m