The aircraft has undergone a full refurbishment at the Transwest facility and is outfitted with a wire strike kit, the BLR Fast Fin, Strake Kit and Bambi Max water bucket system, as well as several of the Transwest supplemental kits including the Transwest Helicopters Co-Pilot Seat Modification Kit and LH Vertical Reference Door STC which provides added comfort and improved visibility.
Honoring Transwest’s former chief pilot of 20+ years, Jeff Brown, who sadly passed away in 2018, the 412EP is affectionately known as ‘(TW) J for Jeff’ and has a special memorial aircraft nose decal.
New pilot is a great addition to the team
Alison Maas, Co-Owner at Transwest Helicopters, explained: “We are pleased to be back flying with a Bell 412EP and it has already been out working on fires. Our Chief Pilot and Operations Manager, Jason Brown, has over 13,000 hours total time in flying helicopters both domestically and internationally. Jason brings a wide range of experience in various environments including fire suppression, mountain, heli-skiing and wire-line and is a great addition to our team.”