Bell completes its 5,000th aircraft


Bell Helicopter has completed the build of its 5,000th aircraft, a Bell 407GXP, at its Canadian facility in Mirabel.

The helicopter will be operated by Shaanxi Helicopter China (SHC) and is part of a purchase agreement for 100 Bell 407GXPs signed in June.

Employees at Mirabel gathered for a special ceremony to celebrate the aircraft’s completion.

“This is an incredible milestone for Bell Helicopter and a testament to the talent and dedication of everyone here at Mirabel and across the company,” said Cynthia Garneau, president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada.

“We are confident this new 407GXP will live up to the high performance that SHC expects from the aircraft and we look forward to working with SHC to bring this aircraft into service in China and ensure the smooth delivery of the rest of the 407s on order.”