Bell 427

Derived from 407

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.

  427 News

PWC Customer Support Plan for Bells

PWC Customer Support Plan for Bells

12-Feb-20 - Pratt & Whitney announced that Bell 212, 412, 427 and 429 helicopter customers will have a single point of contact to learn about and enroll in aircraft and engine maintenance plans #CustomerSupport
RG‐427 Battery for Bell 407 and Bell 427

RG‐427 Battery for Bell 407 and Bell 427

09-Mar-17 - 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

Specifications 427

Engine 2 x PW C PW207D 572 shp
Capacity 2
Length (m)
Height (m)
Blades 4
Rotor diam. (m)
Disc area (m2)
Weight (kgs)
Speed (km/h)
Range (km)
Ceiling (m)
Rate/Climb (m/min)

  Derivatives & Versions of 427


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 ...

  List of Operators of 427

Years Model Org
1997/11 canada Bell Helicopter Canada
1997-    south korea Korea Aerospace Industries
1998-    czech republic Alfa Helicopter
2003-    nigeria Nigerian Police
2005-    angola HM Airways
2008-    argentina Policias Provinciales
2011-    paraguay Fuerza Aerea Paraguaya
2017-    austria SHS

argentina Gobiernos Provinciales

  Global Distribution of 427


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