Bell Makes First 407GX Delivery in Russia
Bell Helicopter has delivered the first of its new Bell 407GX aircraft in Russia. St Petersburg-based Helidrive, which is the U.S. manufacturer’s independent representative in northwest Russia, will be using the new single for private and charter use. Bell is displaying an example of the 407GX at this week’s JetExpo show in Moscow. “The Russian market is an essential component of Bell Helicopter’s international growth strategy and we are focused on providing differentiated products that meet [customers’] mission needs,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell’s managing director for Europe. “The Bell 407GX continues to prove its value to VIP, corporate and utility operators in Russia and beyond.” The 407GX features the Garmin G1000H flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and increased safety. The avionics suite’s high-resolution LCD screens host primary flight and multifunction display information, including a helicopter terrain avoidance warning system, helicopter synthetic vision technology and traffic information systems.