Bell delivers first 407GX in Canada

Bell Helicopter has delivered
the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Canada to
Newfoundland Helicopters.
“We have a long and rich history with Newfoundland Helicopters and we’re
excited to share this landmark day with them. The 407GX is assembled at Mirabel, Canada,
so it is particularly gratifying to see it take flight in Canada with Newfoundland,” said Danny Maldonado,
Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of commercial sales and marketing.

“Bell Helicopter has made significant investments in our R&D and
manufacturing capabilities over the last five years. The 407GX is a prime
example of that investment,” said Maldonado. The delivery to Newfoundland
Helicopters marks Bell Helicopter’s 21st 407GX delivery since the Bell 407GX was introduced
14 months ago at the 2011 Heli Expo annual convention.

“The Bell
407GX becomes our new flagship helicopter. It provides us with unparalleled
flexibility and will expand our already versatile range of service offerings
within the mining, forestry, tourism, hydro and fire-fighting industries,”
said Jim Brown, president and owner of Newfoundland Helicopters. “Bell’s renowned sales and
customer support was a big factor in our decision-making process.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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