Mexican Air Force orders 15 Bell 407GXs
The Mexican Air Force has placed an order with Bell for the delivery of 15 Bell 407GX helicopters, which will be used in parapublic roles with 111th Air Squadron, based in Zapopan, Jalisco. Deliveries of the new aircraft are scheduled to begin before the end of 2015.
The new Bell 407GXs will join a fleet of helicopters operated by the Mexican Air Force, including Bell 412EPs, Bell 212s and Bell 206s.
Bell’s relationship with the Mexican Air Force began in 1973 with the delivery of a Bell 206-B helicopter.
“We are extremely pleased to provide the Mexican Air Force with such a high performing and reliable aircraft,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president for Latin American sales at Bell Helicopter. “The Bell 407GX continues to receive a positive response around the world across multiple segments, but particularly from parapublic agencies for offering the most advanced technology to help better serve and protect their citizens.”
Bell says it has close to 1,400 commercial helicopters operating in Latin America, including 340 in Mexico.