First Bell 407GXP purchased in Europe
May 20, 2015 By Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter has announced the sale of the first Bell 407GXP in Europe. Istanbul based, Saran Aviation’s new aircraft will be outfitted to perform corporate and VIP transport in the region.
“We are thrilled to be the first customer in Europe to purchase a Bell 407GXP and spearhead the region with some of the most advanced technology on the market” said Onur Sakallioglu, sales director of Saran Aviation. “This aircraft will provide us effective transport in the environments we often experience around Istanbul, Turkey.”
This year at Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla (FL), Bell Helicopter introduced the new Bell 407GXP. The new aircraft incorporates the reliability and advanced technology of the Bell 407GX platform, and introduces performance improvement, payload increase and pilot workload reduction.
“The corporate and VIP market segment is our overall largest mission type operated by our European customers,” said Jakub Hoda, vice president and managing director of European sales. “We are constantly communicating with those customers to find out what they are looking for in an aircraft, and are already seeing a strong demand for the upgraded Bell 407GXP platform in Europe.”