Bell 427


1997

Derived from 407

1997





  • Bell 427
  • Bell 427

First announced at the Heli Expo 1996 in Dallas, the Bell 427 is a twin engine helicopter developed in partnership with Samsung Aerospace Industries (later KAI) of South Korea. It was Bell's first aircraft designed entirely on a computer.

First flight took place on December 11, 1997 and final assembly was made by Bell Helicopter Canada at Mirabel.

An improved version, to be named Bell 427i, with a lengthened fuselage and IFR capable will result in the Bell 429. Production of the 427 ended in 2011 with all remaining orders converted to the new model.


Model News

RG‐427 Battery for Bell 407 and Bell 427, 09-Mar-17 : Heli-Expo 2017 Concorde Battery Corp announce that Rotorcraft Support Inc of Van Nuys California has received a FAA STC to install the RG‐427, 34 Ah battery, in Bell 407 and Bell 427 helicopters


Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
429 2007 The Bell 429 Global Ranger is a light, twin-engine helicopter based on the 427 but with a bigger cabin and also with single-pilot IFR capability ...



Organisations

From Organisation with model 427
1997
canada Bell Helicopter Canada
    1997/11
south korea Korea Aerospace Industries
    1997/now
1998
czech republic Alfa Helicopter
    1998/now
2003
nigeria Nigerian Police
    2003/now
2005
angola HM Airways
    2005/now
2007
argentina Gobierno de Santiago del Estero
    2007/now
2011
paraguay Fuerza Aerea Paraguaya
    1 2011/now
2017
austria SHS
    2017/now
Construction Numbers on database of 427 or its versions

43427





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