N760GE - San Diego Gas & Electric - Subaru Bell 412EPX Helicopter - Utility and Firefighting Operations

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Brian
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N760GE - San Diego Gas & Electric - Subaru Bell 412EPX Helicopter - Utility and Firefighting Operations

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San Diego Gas & Electric - Subaru Bell 412EPX

N760GE
Model: 412EP
Serial Number: 39105
ModeS Code: AA4223
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N760GE
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=N760GE

Bell 412EP ('412EPX') - 39105 - C-GPJX, (N750GE), N760GE
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/b412.php
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/56600/

First registration
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CGPJX

Being delivered in August, 2022

Other tail numbers that’s still available for SDGE fleet.

N858GE - JESSE THRUSH (Works at SDGE in charge of the helicopter fleet)
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=N858GE

N750GE -
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=N750GE

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BELL PRESS RELEASE | MARCH 8, 2022

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has announced the signed purchase agreement by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Company for a Subaru Bell 412EPX during the 2022 Heli-Expo. SDG&E will add its first Bell aircraft to its existing fleet of helicopters to complete various utility missions.

“With more than 350 Bell 412s in use, high-flying operators continue to rely on the aircraft’s ability to perform and complete some of the most demanding missions, like utility operations,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America. “The Subaru Bell 412EPX delivers the most modern technology and capabilities and we are proud to mark this important milestone with SDG&E
SDG&E provides utility service to approximately 3.6 million customers within San Diego County and the southern portion of neighboring Orange County.
“Utility work consisting of heavy workloads such as crew and cargo transport can be extremely challenging. Operating in high elevations, such as the Laguna Mountains, coupled with San Diego’s year-round hot temperatures, adds another layer of complexity to those challenges,” said Jesse Thrush, SDG&E’s Aviation Programs Advisor.

Certified in 2018, the Subaru Bell 412EPX, possesses an increased maximum internal weight of 12,200 lbs, external weight of 13,000 lbs and up to 5,000 lbs of goods with a cargo hook. The platform enables large cargo and personnel transportation with its ability to carry up to 5,385 lbs.

The Subaru Bell 412EPX benefits from a more robust main rotor gearbox dry run capability, increased internal Maximum Gross Weight to 12,200 lbs. and mast torque output of +11% at speeds below 60 knots. Providing operators the ability to transport more supplies and perform operations more efficiently.

https://verticalmag.com/press-releases/ ... bell-412ep

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Besides SDGE’s S-70M Firehawk that will be delivered in early 2023, San Diego Gas & Electric placed an order for a new Bell 412 EPX today. This will be the 7th helicopter that SDGE will have for utility and firefighting operations. Some serious metal coming to San Diego!
https://mobile.twitter.com/SocalAirOps/ ... 1687973888
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Re: N760GE - San Diego Gas & Electric selects Subaru Bell 412EPX

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Photo showing N760GE for the next SDGE Bell 412EPX helicopter.

Besides SDGE’s S-70M Firehawk that will be delivered in early 2023, San Diego Gas & Electric placed an order for a new Bell 412 EPX back in February. This will be the 7th helicopter that SDGE will have for utility and firefighting operations, being delivered next month!
https://twitter.com/socalairops/status/ ... 1870827521

N760GE Photo of the Helicopter
Delivery Day for San Diego Gas & Electric’s new Bell 412 EPX! This will be the 7th helicopter that SDGE will have for utility and firefighting operations.
https://twitter.com/socalairops/status/ ... 5853187072

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Paintshop's instructions and scale stencils commissioned by SDGE for their new Subaru 412EPX helicopter - 2021

Paintshop's instructions and 1:1 scale stencils commissioned by SDGE for their new S-70i Blackhawk helicopter - 2020
https://www.aviationgraphic.com/content ... structions
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Re: N760GE - San Diego Gas & Electric selects Subaru Bell 412EPX - Utility and Firefighting Operations

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The next new SDGE helicopter left Canada and flew into United States today.

Wednesday July 13, 2022 Flights:
N760GE departed Bell Helicopter (CSW5) at 11:06 EDT
N760GE arrived at Burlington Intl (BTV) at 11:46 EDT from Bell Helicopter (CSW5) after 0:40 en route.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /CSW5/KBTV

N760GE departed Essex Junction (VT51) at 12:53 EDT
N760GE arrived at Scranton Intl (AVP) at 14:41 EDT from Essex Junction (VT51) after 1:47 en route
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /VT51/KAVP

N760GE departed Scranton Intl (AVP) at 15:19 EDT
N760GE arrived at Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO) at 17:15 EDT from Scranton Intl (AVP) after 1:55 en route
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /KAVP/KCHO

N760GE departed Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO) at 17:54 EDT
N760GE arrived at Bell Helicopter (89TN) at 19:34 EDT from Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO) after 1:40 en route https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /KCHO/89TN.

Landed at the next Bell Helicopter Maintenance location.
BELL HELICOPTER AIRPORT (JOHNSON CITY, TN) 89TN
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/89TN

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Friday July 15, 2022 Test Flights:
SDGE N760GE departed Bell Helicopter (89TN) at 10:12 EDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /89TN/89TN

Monday July 18, 2022 Test Flight:
N760GE departed Bell Helicopter (89TN) at 10:23 EDT
N760GE arrived at Bell Helicopter (89TN) at 11:11 EDT from Bell Helicopter (89TN) after 0:48 en route
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /89TN/89TN
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SDGE helicopter heading westbound Thursday July 19, 2022

N760GE departed Bell Helicopter (89TN) at 14:23 EDT
N760GE arrived at Music City Exec (XNX) at 15:02 CDT from Bell Helicopter (89TN) after 1:38 en route
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /89TN/KXNX

N760GE departed Music City Exec (XNX) at 15:41 CDT
N760GE tracking stopped near New Madrid, MO at 16:54 CDT from Music City Exec (XNX)
N760GE spotted in flight near Kennett, MO at 17:06 CDT
N760GE arrived at Pocahontas Muni (M70) at 17:27 CDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 719/2206Z/.

N760GE departed Pocahontas Muni (M70) at 17:54 CDT
N760GE tracking stopped near Walnut Ridge, AR at 17:58 CDT from Pocahontas Muni (M70)
N760GE spotted in flight near Ash Flat, AR at 18:17 CDT
N760GE arrived at Tulsa Intl (TUL) at 19:48 CDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 719/2317Z/

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Re: N760GE - San Diego Gas & Electric - Subaru Bell 412EPX Helicopter - Utility and Firefighting Operations

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Wednesday July 20, 2022 Flights

N760GE departed Tulsa Intl (TUL) at 08:17 CDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1317Z/KTUL

N760GE tracking stopped near Elk City, OK at 09:46 CDT from Tulsa Intl (TUL)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1317Z/KTUL

N760GE spotted in flight near Canadian, TX at 10:01 CDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/1501Z/

N760GE arrived at Amarillo Intl (AMA) at 10:32 CDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/1501Z/

N760GE departed Amarillo Intl (AMA) at 11:14 CDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1614Z/KAMA

N760GE tracking stopped near Tucumcari, NM at 11:01 MDT from Amarillo Intl (AMA)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1614Z/KAMA

N760GE spotted in flight near Santa Fe, NM at 11:47 MDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/1747Z/

N760GE arrived at Belen Rgnl (BRG) at 12:16 MDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/1747Z/

N760GE departed Belen Rgnl (BRG) at 12:41 MDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1841Z/KBRG

N760GE tracking stopped near Belen, NM at 12:56 MDT from Belen Rgnl (BRG)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1841Z/KBRG

N760GE spotted in flight near Springerville, AZ at 12:37 MST
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/1937Z/

N760GE tracking stopped near Show Low, AZ at 12:58 MST from Springerville, AZ
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/1937Z/

N760GE spotted in flight near Phoenix, AZ at 13:24 MST
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/2024Z/

N760GE arrived at Chandler Muni (CHD) at 13:48 MST
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 720/2024Z/

N760GE departed Chandler Muni (CHD) at 14:29 MST
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 2129Z/KCHD

N760GE arrived at Yuma Intl (NYL) at 15:51 MST from Chandler Muni (CHD) after 1:22 en route
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /KCHD/KNYL

N760GE departed Yuma Intl (NYL) at 16:19 MST
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 2319Z/KNYL


Nice landing, made it to its new home safely… Welcome Home to San Diego!

N760GE arrived at Gillespie Fld (SEE) at 17:23 PDT from Yuma Intl (NYL) after 1:04 en route
For more https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /KNYL/KSEE

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One flight flying the new toy before going to Palomar Airport to get some work done on the helicopter….

N760GE departed Gillespie Fld (SEE) at 07:55 PDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1455Z/KSEE

N760GE arrived at Gillespie Fld (SEE) at 08:52 PDT from Gillespie Fld (SEE) after 0:57 en route
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /KSEE/KSEE

N760GE departed Gillespie Fld (SEE) at 08:57 PDT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... 1557Z/KSEE

N760GE arrived at McClellan-Palomar (CRQ) at 09:09 PDT from Gillespie Fld (SEE) after 0:12 en route
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N76 ... /KSEE/KCRQ

Valerie Smith
Aircraft Dispatcher / Aviation Services Specialist at San Diego Gas & Electric
https://www.linkedin.com/in/valeriesusansmith
https://twitter.com/pilotvalerie

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