First Bell 407GX delivered to Africa

Bell 407Bell Helicopter has
announced that National Airways Corporation, a Bell Helicopter independent
representative, delivered the first Bell 407GX
to be operated in Africa. The 407GX will be
operated by a private customer in a corporate capacity.

“The technology found
on the Bell
407GX is unique in the helicopter industry,” said Gary Phillips, executive
director of helicopter sales for National Airways Corporation. “The Bell 407 was already an
industry leading helicopter offering superior performance, exceptional
passenger comfort and enhanced safety characteristics. The 407GX’s
next-generation cockpit, combined with the aircraft’s rugged airframe, has made
it the first choice for those who place their highest value requirements on
safety and performance.”

“The delivery of the
first 407GX to Africa is a testament to the
commitment we have made to our customers in every corner of the world to
provide innovative product solutions and seamless customer support,” said
Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of commercial sales
and marketing. “We look forward to expanding in this region to meet the
critical mission needs of operators in Africa,”
added Maldonado.

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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