Bell delivers 7 407GXi helicopters to Australia over past year
May 10, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Bell Textron pointed to robust demand for its 407GXi helicopter, manufactured in Mirabel, Quebec, in Australia with seven such aircraft delivered to customers in the country over the last 12 months, across various segments.
Of these seven Bell 407 GXi helicopters, five were delivered to Nautilus Aviation for tourism and utility flights, with the remaining two delivered to an Australian utility company and a corporate customer.
There are now more than 20 Bell 407 helicopters operating in Australia and more than 1,600 407s operating globally. Collectively this fleet has logged approximately six million flight hours performing flight training as well as military, tourism and para-public missions. Bell Textron points to the 407GXi’s Garmin G1000H NXi Flight Deck as a key feature enhancing situational awareness and reducing pilot workload with easy-to-read information.
The Bell 407GXi 3-axis autopilot recently received certification from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority, which again allows for decreased pilot workload and assistance in the event of inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions.