Bell Helicopter has introduced the Bell 407GXP. The aircraft is derived from the Bell 407GX platform, but has an additional 50 lb of payload capability; the new M250 Rolls-Royce engine; new avionics features such as a hover performance calculator improvement; and a transmission time-between-overhaul extension of +500 hours.
“We are constantly communicating with our customers to find out what they are looking for in an aircraft, and we have invested in this upgrade to demonstrate our commitment to changing the way the world flies,” said Matt Hasik, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of commercial business. “The Bell 407 has proven to be a very popular aircraft with over 1,200 flying worldwide today. We designed this aircraft to enable our customers to perform their missions safely and efficiently, and the Bell 407GXP will only continue to improve those qualities.”
The Bell 407GXP was featured in Bell Helicopter’s booth at Heli-Expo 2015, held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 2-5. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2015.