British operator orders first Bell 407GXP in country

British operator orders first Bell 407GXP in country 1 Mar, 16, Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT)  is delighted to announce that Topflight has selected the Bell 407GXP to carry out sightseeing missions for their customers in the United Kingdom.

“We are really looking forward to operating the first 407GXP in the United Kingdom,” said Mark Prior, Top Flight. “The aircraft will be used for corporate VIP charter for commercial and private use around the United Kingdom.”

The Bell 407GXP is the latest upgrade to the best-selling Bell 407 platform, with added value through class leading performance, payload capability and operating economics. With an additional 50 lbs (22.5 kg) of carrying capability, coupled with the new M250 Rolls-Royce engine that boosts power and fuel efficiency, the Bell 407GXP delivers best in class hot and high performance. The aircraft also features avionics improvements in the weight and balance pages, as well as a transmission TBO extension of +500 hours.

Editor note: Topflight Helicopters is based at Cranfield Airport and currently operates AB206B3 G-TOPM and Schweizer 300CBi G-DCBI


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