In 1992 the Army sought a replacement for the UH-1Hs that were being used at the Army Aviation Center. A request for proposal was advertised that resulted with four manufacturers submitting 5 entries for evaluation. American Eurocopter with two separate entries based on the AS350, Enstrom, Schweizer 330 and the Bell 206BIII. Schweizer was eliminated. Enstrom was determined not a suitable instrument trainer and the AS350s were too costly from both lack of early delivery and per hour costs. Bell manufactured the aircraft at Mirabel Canada
. They were initially flown to completion centers Premier Aviation at Arlington, Texas with later ones to Edwards Aircraft in Tenn for missionization
. The Army operates the TH-67 as public use and they carry US registrations, are maintained by a civilian contractor to maintain US airworthiness standards. They are owned by the Army and are not leased.TH-67s are used for primary, instrument and basic combat skills training at Fort Rucker from Cairns Army Airfield and Shell Army Heliport. They are used nowhere else in the US Army. There have been foreign military sales.