The Bell 212 (also known as the Twin Two-Twelve) is a two-blade, medium helicopter that first flew in 1968. Originally manufactured by Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, production was moved to Mirabel, Quebec, Canada in 1988, along with all Bell commercial helicopter production after that plant opened in 1986.

The 212 was marketed to civilian operators and has up to a 15-seat capacity, with one pilot and fourteen passengers. In cargo-carrying configuration the 212 has an internal capacity of 220 ft3 (6.23 m3). An external load of up to 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) can be carried.

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Bell 212 HP + BLR

Number in fleet:
Passenger seating:
14 or 13 with two pilots
Average Cruise Speed:
190 km/h
Fuel Consumption:
425 L/hr
Max Range:
565 km
Maximum External Sling Load:
3.200* lbs
Belly Tank / Water Bucket:
1300 L
Medivac capable:
IFR Operations:
Night Passenger Operations:
Two Pilot Operations:
HUMS Capable:
HFDM Capable:
OGP Compliant:

*Actual performance figures (payload, speed, range, passengers) will be determined by the weather conditions and elevation above sea level at the time of the mission by the pilot in command.