The Croatian Ministry of the Interior has placed an order to two Subaru Bell 412EPXs which are destined for use in criminal, border and special police activities as well as other missions related to civil protection, firefighting, fire protection, production and trade in explosive substances and weapons. The order is the first one from a European Customer for the 412EPX. Commenting on the order Bell’s Managing Director Europe, Duncan Van De Velde said “The SUBARU Bell 412EPX adds increased payload capabilities to the world-renowned Bell 412 platform, and this agreement continues to expand its reputation,We are thrilled to bring the most modern version of the Bell 412 platform to a European customer and showcase its capabilities.”
Certified in 2018, the SUBARU BELL 412EPX has a maximum internal weight of 12,200 lbs, external weight of 13,000 lbs and up to 5,000 lbs of goods with a cargo hook. The aircraft enables large cargo and personnel transportation with its ability to carry up to 5,385 lbs. The Bell 412EPX benefits from a robust main rotor gearbox dry run capability, and increased mast torque output at speeds below 60 knots; providing operators the ability to transport more supplies and perform operations more efficiently.