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Old 26th Mar 2021, 02:12
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Originally Posted by 212man View Post
Reported last year that launch customer would be Wintershall: https://helihub.com/2020/01/29/bell-...ea-operations/
Doesn't give any clues who the operator will be
Wonder if it could be Babcock? Guess we wait till next year

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Old 26th Mar 2021, 04:59
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Wonder if it could be Babcock? Guess we wait till next year
I doubt it now that CHC has purchased Babcock Offshore.
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 08:57
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Originally Posted by gmrwiz View Post
By when is certification foreseen?
Bell says it's on track to submit all the certification paperwork by mid-year, leading to FAA certification at some point later this year; EASA certification follows 6-9 months later.
It will be interesting if PHI is the launch customer (I'm assuming it's a US operator simply based on the certification timelines) given they are also adding the H160 in the same timeframe.
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 19:22
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Many thanks domperry76
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 20:20
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
Wonder if it could be Babcock? Guess we wait till next year

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That is such a strange thing to suggest. Sure this is a rumour network, but any rumour should come with a tiny snippet of possibility. This has zero chance of being true
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Old 27th Mar 2021, 05:16
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Surely if it’s Wintershall DEA then it has to be one of CHC or BRS, or anyone else with a decent foothold in Norway.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 16:47
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Poor Doug steps into the cabin at 5:45. and has to sit through the whole demonstration, head-and-eyes forward... he might still be in the bird.
I was wondering, the Super-Medium market has been around for some time now, with the Agusta/Bell-13... sorry, Agusta/Westland 139 , AW189, S-92, and H175 filling most of the long-offshore market.
For the onshore, and near-offshore, we see the AW139, AW169, EC145, H160, H155, and legacy S-76, AS365, and Bell 412s in the mix.
What will convince operators to adopt/switch to the Bell 525 (which is say, 6-8 years late to the category party) and not to say, replace a high-time AW189 with a new AW189?

Last edited by Copter Appreciator00; 29th Mar 2021 at 03:45. Reason: added my questions about heli selection
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