Bell sells two 407GX helicopters in China

Bell Helicopter sells two 407GX helicopters to Beidahuang Group of Harbin, China.
A Bell 407GX helicopter flying over a city.

A Bell 407GX helicopter flying over a city.

Bell Helicopter has expanded into to new market segments with the sale of two Bell 407 GX helicopters to Beidahuang Group of Harbin, China. The two aircraft will be used to assist with agricultural work such as seeding, fertilisation and crop management and also for personnel transport.

“As the rotorcraft industry continues to advance in China, our customers are looking at the aircraft as a means to improve the productivity of their business,” said Chris Jaran, managing director for Bell Helicopter in China. “The Beidahuang Group is one such customer who came to us with a specific need that we were able to fulfill through the versatility of the Bell 407GX.”

The Bell 407GX will feature the Garmin G1000H avionics package.

“Beidahuang selected the Bell 407GX to be our first helicopter because of its excellent multi-mission capability,” said Guo Qingcai, general manager of Beidahuang General Aviation Co.  “We will use the two aircraft primarily for agriculture operations. However, we see potential in numerous other markets and will expand their mission portfolio as we expand our capabilities.”

Terry Spruce

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