2-May-2012 Source: HeliHub.com
The HeliHub.com team has noticed that the early sales of the Bell 407GX demonstrate particular success for Bell in Central and South America.Â Of the first 14 off the production line, more than half are in that region, with three in Brazil and one each to Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama.
The 407GX is a version of the Bell 407 launched in March 2011 and is equipped with the innovative Garmin G1000H Integrated Flight Deck. The Garmin G1000H glass flight deck provides critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness, improved operational capability and increased safety. The advanced cockpit features, as standard, two 10.4â€ high-resolution LCD displays with an intuitive, easy to scan layout and an integrated avionics system that presents flight instrumentation, position, navigation, communication, and identification information. Integrated safety attributes include Traffic Information System (TIS), HSVT Synthetic Vision Technology, â€œHighway in the Skyâ€, moving NAV map,Â Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System (HTAWS) and range ring. There are also engine and crew alerting systems including power situation indicator (PSI) and fuel flow, and automatic power assurance check. The advanced suite also features critical flight parameter storage on a SD card for post flight analysis.
Look out for more news items on Bell 407GX deliveries here soon – on HeliHub.com
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com