Friday, June 27, 2014
Bell Helicopter Sends 407GXs to China
Source: Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter has delivered three Bell 407GX aircraft to two Chinese customers from their Commercial Aircraft Assembly Center located in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. Chongqing General Aviation Co. received two Bell 407GX aircraft that will be used in China for parapublic missions including firefighting and search and rescue. These aircraft are part a purchase agreement announced earlier this year for a total of four Bell helicopters, including two Bell 412EPIs. The aircraft will be operated by the Fire Protection Bureau.
Hainan Sanya Yalong General Aviation received the first of two Bell 407GXs ordered for low-altitude airspace tourism services in the Hainan province. As the only aviation company approved for tourism services in the Hainan province, they will use the Bell 407GX aircraft for sightseeing, tourism and VIP transport. The company is based out of Sanya in China’s Hainan province, a popular tourism and resort island. Hainan Sanya Yalong General Aviation signed the purchase agreement for the two Bell 407GXs at ABACE earlier this year.