Bell 214B

The Bell 214B - 2950HP 'Heavy-Lifter' helicopter is the largest, most powerful single engine helicopter manufactured and operated in the world, with its maximum lifting capacity of up to 3000kg, plus a 2.5 hr endurance (with reserve), these machines are the most productive and cost effective helicopters in their class, making it a magnificent machine for carrying out operations including Fire Fighting, Aerial Lifting,  and Charter.

When it comes to Fire Fighting, the Bell 214B is the most versatile and cost effective fire fighter in the world, and can be fitted with either the ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank or up to a 3000litre Under-slung Bucket. Furthermore, since all of our machines are fitted with skid-mounted mirrors, it allows the pilot to keep a view whilst flying.

The outstanding aerial lifting ability of the 214B allows for

  • Mining/exploration support
  • Salvage Operations
  • Tower Construction
  • Ferrying support equipment to fire fighters in the field,
  • Carriage of earth moving equipment, generators, welders and portable buildings.

With the exceptional performance in “hot and high” conditions, the Bell 214B can operate at a maximum payload of up to 14000 feet density altitude, and with the skid undercarriage, it allows them to operate in confined spaces and remote locations with minimal support crew.

The Bell 214B can also be utilized for Charter, as it has seating for up to 12 fully equipped passengers, crew, or fire fighters, which is a cost effective way to move staff to and from isolated work sites, or to carry out survey flights.  

Prior to ALL operations, risk assessments are carried out to ensure safety of our crew, our client, and our cargo. Any ‘High Risk’ activities are covered by a site specific Job Safety and Environmental Analysis (JSEA) and Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS).  


AIRcraft Specifications


Crew Single
Capacity 12 Passenger
Lift capacity* 3000 Kg
Max Hook Load 3636 Kg
External Hoist Load N/A
Endurance 2.5 Hours
Cruise Speed 130 Kts
Max Air Speed 140 Kts
Powerplant Honeywell T55-08D - 2930 SHP Turbine
*Lift Capacity Limitations based on precision placement.