Bell 412EPI: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Bell 412EPI is the newest civil version of the Bell 412. The 412EPI is fitted with a modern glass cockpit.

Missions: Oil & Gas, Offshore, VIP/Corporate

First delivery: 2013

World fleet: Over 850 (all variants)

Category: Twin Engine


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

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

Maximum Range: 368 nm / 672 km (no reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 11,900 lb / 5,398 kg

Empty weight: 7,071 lb / 3,207 kg

Useful load (standard): 4,829 lb / 2,190 kg

Max external load (cargo hook limit): 4,500 lb / 2,041 kg

Passengers (crew): 14 (one pilot) or 13 (two pilots)

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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