To date, there have been more than 1,100 Bell 412s delivered across the globe, logging over 6.5 million flight hours. Since the introduction of the Bell 412 in 1981, Bell has developed 11 different variants, the latest being the recently unveiled Subaru Bell 412 EPX. The evolution of the Bell 412 based on the world-renowned Huey design.
The rugged and reliable Bell 412 carries offshore, emergency medical and even VIP missions every day, employees to oil rig sites, and fighting fires.
The most advanced version of the platform, the Subaru Bell 412EPX, now has an increased maximum internal weight of 12,200 pounds (5,534 kilograms), and an external weight of 13,000 pounds (5,896 kilograms) and can carry up to 5,000 pounds (2,267 kilograms) of goods with a cargo hook. It has a spacious cabin that seats 14 passengers.
It is a joint partnership between Bell and Subaru to support the Japan Ground Self Defence Force.