Bell sells three 407GXP helicopters to North American market


Bell 407 of Gotham Air

Bell signed a deal to sell three 407GXP helicopters at Heli-Expo 2016 in Kentucky last month. This included one for an unnamed private customer based in Newfoundland, Canada, who will use his new helicopter for personal and corporate transport.

A second contract was signed with tour operator Gotham Air. a New York charter company. Gotham Air has an alliance with Helicopter Flight Services, who operator seven Bell 407’s, one Sikorsky S76C+ and one Bell 427.

Last year Gotham Air launched a service to JFK or Newark Airport for only $99 a person. The average helicopter journey to each airport from Manhattan takes 30 minutes. Gotham Air has claimed that it can offer the same journey in just six minutes.