At Heli-Expo in Las Vegas this week, Bell introduced the new Bell 407GXi with new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options.
The Bell 407GXi includes the new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 dual channel FADEC turbine engine aimed at delivering exceptional hot and high performance, fuel efficiency and the ability to cruise at 133 kts/246 km/h. It also features newly designed executive configuration options.
Additional options for the 407GXi include the Garmin FlightStream 510 that allows pilots to upload flight plans from smart devices, Garmin SurfaceWatch that provides runway identification and alerting technology, a 3,100-lb. cargo hook, and Health Usage Monitoring (HUMS) for aircraft system diagnostics.
The Bell 407 GXi has been certified by Transport Canada and the first delivery is scheduled this Spring.
“We are always looking at ways to innovate our current product line to provide our customers with the most capable, dependable, and technologically advanced aircraft in the market. The Bell 407GXi delivers improved pilot awareness, higher precision navigation, enhanced engine controls and improved connectivity.”
By Susan Griffin, executive vice president, Commercial Business, Bell Helicopter