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Nautilus orders five Bell 407GXi helicopters

March 16, 2022  ByHelicopters Staff


Bell supports more than 1,600 Bell 407s globally, logging 6 million flight hours, with the 407GXi introduced in 2018. (Photo: Bell Textron)

Bell Textron sold five Bell 407GXi helicopters to Nautilus Aviation in Australia. Deliveries of the aircraft are set to begin in late 2022. They will be used for tourism charter and utility flights in North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef region.

“The Bell 407GXi helicopter has great all-round visibility for tourism, and we appreciate Bell’s outstanding customer service,” said Aaron Finn, CEO, Nautilus Aviation. “I am confident these new fleet additions will enhance our reputation and position us for growth as the Australian economy continues its recovery from the pandemic.”

Nautilus Aviation is a privately owned helicopter operation with more than 25 years of flying experience. Nautilus operates a mixed fleet of helicopters comprising the Bell 206, 206L4, 505, 407 and 412EP. In 2018, Nautilus was the first helicopter operator in Asia Pacific to take delivery of the Bell 505.

“As Northern Australia’s largest helicopter operator, Nautilus’ selection of the Bell 407GXi demonstrates the confidence they have in the ability of the Bell 407GXi to fulfil their multiple mission requirements,” said Jacinto Monge, managing director, Asia Pacific, Bell.

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