Bell 412 in
norway Luftforsvaret


Royal Norwegian Air Force





Del'd: 19 - 1987 to present




Helicopters

  • Luftforsvaret 412
  • Luftforsvaret 412 cockpit

Initially ordered in 1986 as the Bell 412SP Tactical Transport Helicopter, with deliveries by sea between Oct 1987 and Apr 1990. Entered service in 1989 and known as the Arapaho. Two serial batches 139-149 and 161-167, based on the last 3 of the c/n. Build numbers  87-1 to 87-16 allocated.

Norwegian Bell 412s were assembled by Helikopter Service from 1987. Since then, have been converted to the 412HP standard by Heli-One at Stavanger.

Norwegian Bell 412s celebrate 100,000 flight hours on December 2009.

They were deployed to Kosovo and Afghanistan


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Patria to Maintain Norwegian Bell 412, 26-Sep-17 : Patria (Sweden) awarded 3-years 7.1M EUR contract for the maintenance of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Bell 412 helicopters at their Stockholm Arlanda facility



Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1990/14720 skvadronRygge
1987/now339 skvadron Rygge
Bardufoss

Platform

Classes
AO Marjata (1994) class



Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    33130 412sp 1987     130: RNoAF, w/o 04jan88 crashed at Bardufoss due hydraulic system+
    33139 412sp 1987     139: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; Nov87 d/d 339 Sqn RNoA+
    33140 412sp 1987     140: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 +
    33141 412sp 1987     141: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Apr88; 339 +
    33142 412sp 1987     142: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Aug88; 339 S+
    33143 412sp 1987     143: 1987 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Aug88; 339 S+
    33144 412sp 1988     144: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
    33145 412sp 1988     145: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 +
    33146 412sp 1988     146: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
    33147 412sp 1988     147: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Feb89; 339 S+
    33148 412sp 1988     148: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
    33149 412sp 1988     149: 1988 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
    33161 412sp 1989     161: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn
    33162 412sp 1989     162: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 +
    33163 412sp 1989     163: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 720 Sqn
    33164 412sp 1989     164: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 +
    33165 412sp 1989     165: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF d/d Jan90; 720 +
    33166 412sp 1989     166: 1989 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 +
    33167 412sp 1990     167: 1990 assembled at Helikopter service; RNoAF 339 Sqn and 720 +

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