Bell sells three helicopters to Poland’s JB Investments
November 29, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Bell Textron Inc. has sold two Bell 407GXis and one Bell 505 aircraft to JB Investments in Poland, to be used predominantly for private travel.
JB Investments is said to be Poland’s longest-operating distributor of general aviation aircraft and helicopters, founded in 1992.
In a news release, Bell Textron officials said the Bell 407GXi uses a state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 turbine engine featuring dual-channel FADEC technology, and has a cruising speed of 133 knots (246 km/h).
In Poland, Bell Textron said, the 407GXi has been used by the Polish National Police (PNP), which recently purchased four additional aircraft from JB Investments to bring its total 407GXi fleet to seven.
The Bell 505, meanwhile, has a Safran Arrius 2R engine, a dual-channel FADEC system, and a Garmin G1000H NXi avionics suite. In 2021, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted certification for the Bell 505 to carry loads of up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) using its cargo hook.