Brunei Receives Additional Bell 212

Last month various social media outlets reported on a Bell 212 from Middle Wallop being transported from Brize Norton to Brunei on an RAF C-17 (ZZ171).

The aircraft which is owned and maintained by Draken was flown out at our Customer’s request to improve aircraft availability for the British Army Air Corps who conduct regular training in the jungle areas of the country.

Key to the jungle training exercises that take place is the emergency medical evacuation capability of the Bell 212, which uses a winch on the side of the aircraft for rescues in difficult jungle terrain, meaning that other available helicopter types are not suitable for the task.

On 20th July the selected aircraft and 3 volunteer engineers from Middle Wallop were deployed on the RAF C17 to Brunei. After a three day journey, which included a stopover in Al Minhad airbase, the team arrived into Brunei and went straight into a 14 day quarantine in an airport hotel. Once released they went on to support the current exercise. A fantastic effort by all those involved.

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