Bell Helicopter sells 13 helicopters


Bell Helicopter announced orders for 13 helicopters on the first day of Heli-Expo 2011

At Heli-Expo 2011 Bell Helicopter announced 13 orders from five customers: Panam’s Urban Development Group, Alvac of Idaho, New York City’s Helicopter Flight Services, PT SMAC of Indonesia and Indian operator Global Vectra.

Urban Development Group ordered a Bell 407GX. Alvac of Idaho bought one Bell 407GX. Helicopter Flight Services one Bell 407GX. PT SMAC ordered three Bell 429s and six Bell 412s to support its mining operations throughout Indonesia. Global Vectra of India will use irs Bell 412 for VIP and corporate transportation.

“These orders signify the continuing improvement of the helicopter industry and the relevance of the HAI as a venue to conduct commercial helicopter business. We are very pleased to see the level of traffic and interest in the Heli-Expo this year,” said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president, Commercial Business, Bell Helicopter.

At this year’s Heli-Expo, Bell Helicopter announced the 407GX a new version of the Bell 407 equipped with the innovative Garmin G1000HTM integrated flight deck and the 407AH, the first Bell-qualified armed commercial aircraft across the market.

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