Shaanxi Energy Group orders 100 407GXPs


Shaanxi Energy Group subsidiary Shaanxi Helicopters has signed an estimated $300 million deal with Bell for 100 Bell 407GXPs.

The helicopters are set to start delivering this year.

The deal was signed by Xiaoning Yuan, President of Shaanxi Energy Group and Mitch Snyder, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter’s  at an ceremony in Xi’an.

Mr. Yuan said: “We are very pleased to sign this purchase agreement with Bell. The 407GXP meets the Chinese market’s demand for a single light helicopter.

“It has exceptional performance and has been widely used in a broad range of segments including EMS, parapublic, tourism, and firefighting, among others. The gradual development of planned delivery, support, and training infrastructure will continue to promote the utilisation of the 407GXP in China and provide Chinese operators with a total solution of product and technical assurance.”

Mitch Snyder said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement for the purchase by Shaanxi Helicopter of 100 Bell 407GXPs, one of the most in-demand helicopters in China. Bell Helicopter has been developing its support and presence in China for several years and this further establishes our commitment to the region.”