Bell 407GX and 429 will be at Airshow China

                         Bell 429
Bell Helicopter will showcase its new Bell 407GX and 429 at the 2012 Airshow China which takes place from 13 to 18 November in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. Both helicopters will be fitted in a corporate configuration.

“China is facing an unprecedented demand for training, support and products as it moves to expand its aviation infrastructure,” said John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter. “According to recent forecasts, there is a projected need for as many as 2,000 helicopters in the coming decade, which will require thousands of trained professionals to fly and maintain these aircraft to standards. There is not only an opportunity to help create these jobs, but also ensure China has access to the best operational and technical training possible.”

Bell Helicopter will also perform a limited number of demonstration flights on the Bell 429.

“We are excited to be a part of Airshow China and highlight the commitments and investment we are making to position ourselves to serve this expanding market,” said Garrison. “We are not only creating products that can handle the diverse range of terrain, climates and flying conditions across the region, but also making sure we can help keep China flying for decades to come.”

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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