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Bell, October 30, 2018 - The Bell 407GXi has been validated by the FAA after receiving certification from Transport Canada earlier this year.
Chilean based customer, Eagle Copters, took delivery of the first Bell 407GXi to be used for corporate transportation.
Bell announced the latest enhancements to the popular Bell 407 platform featuring improved pilot awareness, higher precision navigation, enhanced engine controls, and improved connectivity.
“this is an important milestone for the program and Bell is proud to announce the first delivery since the introduction of the Bell 407GXi earlier this year,” said Susan Griffin, executive vice president, commercial business. “our customers continue to compliment the aircraft’s performance and enhanced all-glass digital cockpit.”
First announced at Heli-Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, the Bell 407GXi incorporates the new Garmin’s G1000H NXi Integrated Flight Deck, an upgraded Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 dual channel FADEC turbine engine and new executive interior design options.