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First Bell 407GXi order in Turkey

June 7, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

Sancak Air will use Turkey’s first Bell 407GXi for corporate travel. (Photo: Bell Textron)

Sancak Air signed a purchase agreement that will see the first Bell 407GXi fly in Turkey. The aircraft, built in Mirabel Quebec by Bell Textron Canada, will join Sancak’s fleet that includes a Bell 430 and a Bell 206.

“We are proud to purchase the first Bell 407GXi in Turkey,” said Mustafa Bayrak, CEO, Sancak Air. “As a business owner, this aircraft will be flown by me for my private flights. The 407GXi impressed us with its high cruise speed, smooth flight characteristics and advanced avionics.”

Bell explains the 407GXi is proving popular with customers in the European region, highlighted by two recent orders announced at HAI Heli-Expo 2023 for to Zeus Essential Holding Limited in Ireland and four to the Polish National Police (PNP).

“The Bell 407GXi is an excellent aircraft for corporate and VIP transportation, providing both comfort and speed while safely getting passengers to their destination,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Commercial Sales, Bell Textron. “This aircraft has had many successes around the world and assists with a variety of missions.”


Leveraging a Rolls Royce M250-C47E/4 dual-channel FADEC turbine engine, the Bell 407GXi can cruise at 133 kts (246 km/h). It comes equipped with a Garmin G1000H NXi Integrated Flight Deck featuring high-resolution displays, faster processors and the ability to connect to tablets and smartphones.

There are now 1,590 Bell 407s operating around the world in all six continents, surpassing six million total fleet flight hours.


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