Bell Helicopter sells 13 helicopters

At Heli-Expo 2011 Bell Helicopter announced 13 orders from five customers: Panam’s Urban Development Group, Alvac of Idaho, New York City’s Helicopter Flight Services, PT SMAC of Indonesia and Indian operator Global Vectra.

Urban Development Group ordered a Bell 407GX. Alvac of Idaho bought one Bell 407GX. Helicopter Flight Services one Bell 407GX. PT SMAC ordered three Bell 429s and six Bell 412s to support its mining operations throughout Indonesia. Global Vectra of India will use irs Bell 412 for VIP and corporate transportation.

“These orders signify the continuing improvement of the helicopter industry and the relevance of the HAI as a venue to conduct commercial helicopter business. We are very pleased to see the level of traffic and interest in the Heli-Expo this year,” said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president, Commercial Business, Bell Helicopter.

At this year’s Heli-Expo, Bell Helicopter announced the 407GX a new version of the Bell 407 equipped with the innovative Garmin G1000HTM integrated flight deck and the 407AH, the first Bell-qualified armed commercial aircraft across the market.

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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