Trio of Bell Helicopters at LABACE 2015

Three Bell Helicopters are being displayed at LABACE 2015 at Aeroporto de Congonhas, São Paulo, Brazil.

The company is showing the Bell 429WLG, the Bell 407GX and a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up in a parapublic configuration.

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Bell has recieved 350 letters of intent (LOI) for the Bell 407, including 35 from Brazillian customers throughout Brazil.There are nearly 60 Bell 429s flying in Latin America and more than 200 Bell 407GXs in the region.

Jay Ortiz, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of commercial sales in Latin America said: “Bell Helicopter is a major player in the Latin American region, and we continue to make investments to support our current and future customers. Our commitment to this market is evident by our growing local presence of personnel.”

“We have a superior product lineup with customizable options for a wide range of mission sets and our customers have taken notice,” added Ortiz. “LABACE gives us a great opportunity to engage with the business aviation community in Brazil and throughout Latin America.”

Bell Helicopter entered the Latin American market more than 60 years ago and has an installed fleet of more than 1,680 helicopters making it the second largest Bell Helicopter fleet in the world.

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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