Bell 407GX: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Bell 407GX is the newest civilian variant of the Bell 407 helicopter.

The Bell 407GX is fitted with the new Garmin G1000H avionics suite.

Missions: Airborne law enforcement, search and rescue, offshore, executive, airline, EMS

First delivery: 1996 (of the Bell 407)

World fleet:  over 1,000 (of the Bell 407)

Category: Single Engine


Maximum speed (Vne): 140 knots / 259 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 133 knots / 246 km/hr

Single engine service ceiling: 18,690 ft / 5,698 m

Maximum Range: 330 nm /611 km (no reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 6,000 lb / 2,722 kg

Empty weight: 2,691 lb / 1,221 kg

Useful load, standard: 2,332 lb / 1,058 kg

Passengers (crew): Six (one pilot)

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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