Bell 412: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Bell 412 is a derivative of the Bell 212, which is a civil version of the Bell UH-1 Huey. The newest civil variant is the Bell 412EPI.

Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline, EMS

First delivery: 1981

World fleet: Over 850

Category: Twin Engine


Maximum speed (Vne): 140 kts 259 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 122 kts 226 km/hr

Maximum Range: 402 nm/745 km (no reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 11,900 lb 4,397 kg

Empty weight: 6,789 lb 3,079 kg

Passengers (crew): Up to 13 (two crew)

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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