Bell sells first 407GXP into Nepal
Bell has sold its first 407GXP in Nepal. The helicopter will be delivered to Simrik Air and will be outfitted for multiple roles, including travel and tourism.
The company currently operates a AS350B3e, as well as a Beech 1900 and Dornier 228. Reports in Nepal have stated that the company is also due to operate a one AS350B2 and two H130s.
“At Simrik Air, we pride ourselves on meeting any helicopter mission requirement – whenever and wherever – and safety remains the top priority in our company, which is why the Bell 407GXP is a great fit for our team,” said Capt. Rameshwar Thapa, chairman, Simrik Air Pvt Ltd. “After testing the aircraft and experiencing first-hand the maneuverability and smooth performance during the recent Bell 407GXP demo tour in Nepal, we could not be more thrilled to add the Bell 407GXP to our fleet.”
Previous Bell helicopter operations in this high altitude country have been with JetRanger and LongRangers.