The Bell 230, a twin-engine light helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter, is a derivative of its predecessor, the Bell 222. The development of the Bell 222 commenced in the late 1960s, with Bell aiming to create a new light, twin-turbine engine helicopter, leading to its production in 1975. Following the success of the Bell 222, the company sought to introduce additional variants, one of which materialized in 1991 as the Bell 230, based on the design of the 222B. The Bell 230 featured more potent Allison 250 turboshaft powerplants, with high-positioned engine exhaust stacks propelling two main rotor blades constructed from stainless steel and fiberglass. Notable features of the Bell 230 include dual hydraulic and electrical systems, retractable landing gear housed in sponsons, and the Noda Matic vibration reduction system.
Red Box is delighted to provide an extensive range of ground power and support equipment tailored for the Bell 230 aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units and more.
Our offerings encompass the RBPS50 continuous power unit—ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous equipment powering during operations without depleting the aircraft batteries—and the RB50A for starting the aircraft, mitigating the risk of hot starts. Additionally, we present a combination of start and continuous power in a single unit designed for Bell 230 aircraft within our TC3000 range.