Bell 412

Bell 412EPX


Bell 412EPX

Based on the Bell 412EPI, the 412EPX was developed for Japan’s UH-X competition. It has a more robust main rotor gearbox dry run capability, increased internal Maximum Gross Weight to 12200 lbs / 5500 kg and mast torque output of 11 at speeds below 60 knots.

The first prototype was built at Bells facility in Mirabel, Canada and the FAA certification was achieved on July 5, 2018.

Subaru (former Fuji) will assembly the helicopter at its Aerospace Company Utsunomiya Plant in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

Model News

Japan National Police Orders First Bell 412EPX, 20-Jun-19 : Paris Air Show 2019 Japan National Police Agency will the launch customer of the Subaru / Bell 412EPX. The EPX is the newest variant of the 412 family and was developed for the UH-X program of Japan’ Ministry of Defense

Subaru UH-X First Flight, 07-Jan-19 : The Subaru UH-X prototype, #45001, performed maiden flight December 21, 2018 at Utsunomiya plant in Japan. Based on the Bell 412EPX will replace JGSDF’ UH-1J Hueys and sold commercially

Bell 412EPX Certification for Japan UH-X, 16-Jul-18 : FIA 2018 Subaru (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries) and Bell certifcated the new 412EPX variant. Based on the 412EPI is Japan’ UH-X new helicopter

Japan Selects Fuji/Bell Option for UH-X, 02-Sep-15 : Bell Helicopter and Fuji announced contract for 150 UH-X helicopters based on the Bell 412EPI to replace Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J Hueys from 2021

List of Operators of Bell 412EPX

From Organisation with model 412EPX
canada Bell Helicopter Canada
    412 1986/   
japan Keisatsu-chō

Construction Numbers on database of 412EPX


Construction Numbers

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39101 2017 CA C-FYVM : Bell Canada Dec17
US N412FW : Bell May19
39102 2018 CA C-GFNX : Bell Canada Dec18
39103 2019 CA C-GFNZ : Bell Canada Feb/
US N412EX : Bell from Dec19
3 C/N.

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