Zip Aviation signs agreement for VIP Bell 407GX

Bell Helicopter announced at NBAA 2014 in Orlando that Zip Aviation has signed a purchase agreement for a VIP configured Bell 407GX.

The helicopter will be used for corporate transportation, charters, tours, transfers and aerial surveys. The aircraft will be equipped with a Quiet Cruise kit for reduced noise levels in cruise flight.

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Itai Shoshani, owner of Zip Aviation, said: “The Bell 407GX is perfect for our corporate transport needs. We chose the aircraft because of its reduced noise level and smooth flight performance to be considerate of nearby New York residents.”

The 407GX Quiet Cruise kit communicates with the engine’s FADEC to adjust the rotor speed, significantly decreasing external noise in cruise flight, resulting in a reduction of decibels that will reach the community below.

Zip Aviation offers a wide range of helicopter services for New York City and surrounding areas. The new helicopter will join the company’s current fleet of Bell 407s and Bell 206B Jet Rangers operating charters and tour missions.

Anthony Moreland, managing director in North America added: “We are honoured Zip Aviation has continued to choose Bell helicopters to support their mission needs. The upgraded avionics and performance of the Bell 407GX will allow their customers to enjoy a safe, high-performance aircraft with the ability to transport customers and VIPs comfortably and efficiently throughout the nation.”

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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