Heli-Expo – Bell details production data for 2015

Bell has confirmed their civilian production data for 2015. The American-based manufacturer built 175 helicopters at its Canadian plant at Mirabel.

The total includes includes 52 Bell 429s, 12 Bell 412EP and EPI models, 99 Bell 407 GX and the newer GXPs and finally 12 206L4 LongRanger IVs.

Bell delivered 28 commercial helicopters in the Pacific Rim, 69 in North America, 31 in Latin America and 47 to EMEA – Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  

Early in 2016 the company delivered the first of two hundred Bell 407GXPs to Air Methods. It was revealed at the Helicopter Investor conference in London that 70% will replace existing helicopters in their fleet and 30% are for expansion.

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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