Zip Aviation buys new Bell 407GX
Oct. 22, 2014, Orlando, Fla. - Bell Helicopter has announced a signed agreement with Zip Aviation for the sale of a Bell 407GX to be used for corporate transportation, charters, tours, transfers and aerial surveys. The aircraft will be equipped with a Quiet Cruise™ kit for reduced noise levels in cruise flight.
By Carey Fredericks
“The Bell 407GX is perfect for our corporate transport needs,” said Itai Shoshani, owner of Zip Aviation. “We chose the aircraft because of its reduced noise level and smooth flight performance to be considerate of nearby New York residents.”
The 407GX Quiet Cruise kit communicates with the engine’s FADEC to adjust the rotor speed, significantly decreasing external noise in cruise flight, resulting in a reduction of decibels that will reach the community below.
Zip Aviation offers a wide range of helicopter services for New York City and surrounding areas including, tours, charters, VIP transport, location scouting, aerial photography, airport connections and more. The helicopter will join the company’s current fleet of Bell 407s and Bell 206B Jet Rangers operating charters and tour missions.
“We are honoured Zip Aviation has continued to choose Bell helicopters to support their mission needs,” said Anthony Moreland, managing director in North America. “The upgraded avionics and performance of the Bell 407GX will allow their customers to enjoy a safe, high-performance aircraft with the ability to transport customers and VIPs comfortably and efficiently throughout the nation.”