Bell sells three 407GXP helicopters to North American market

Bell signed a deal to sell three 407GXP helicopters at Heli-Expo 2016 in Kentucky last month. This included one for an unnamed private customer based in Newfoundland, Canada, who will use his new helicopter for personal and corporate transport.

A second contract was signed with tour operator Gotham Air. a New York charter company. Gotham Air has an alliance with Helicopter Flight Services, who operator seven Bell 407’s, one Sikorsky S76C+ and one Bell 427.

Last year Gotham Air launched a service to JFK or Newark Airport for only $99 a person. The average helicopter journey to each airport from Manhattan takes 30 minutes. Gotham Air has claimed that it can offer the same journey in just six minutes.

Jeremy Parkin

Jeremy is news editor for Helicopter Investor Jeremy's interest in aviation started during his school days, and while at university he decided to focus on helicopters. This led him to build a detailed database - eventually with global coverage of over 130,000 civil and military helicopters. In 1999, Jeremy launched the world's first helicopter news website, which he continues today through his ownership of HeliHub.com. Jeremy brings his expert industry knowledge in a partnership with Helicopter Investor, which includes exclusive opinion pieces for us. You can contact him at jeremy.parkin@gmail.com or follow him on twitter @helihub

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