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Bell 407GXP  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 18 January 2016
Maiden Flight: February 2015
Total Production: 226
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Bell Helicopter
Parent System: OH-58 Kiowa
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): May 1968
Total Production: 3,704
Family Members: ARH-70A, Bell 407, Bell 407GT, Bell 427, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and OH-58F Kiowa Warrior
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Description: The OH-58 Kiowa is a combat scout and reconnaissance helicopter derived from Bell 406 commercial aircraft and intended for use by the US Army aviation units. Following the Army Helicopter Improvement Program (AHIP), Bell and the US Army developed the OH-58D Kiowa unarmed helicopter which features. Around 500 existing OH-58A/C models were planned to be retrofitted into OH-58D configuration, but this figure was finally slashed with less than 200 OH-58s upgraded to -D configuration. In the 1990s Bell Helicopter also developed a commercial utility helicopter variant based upon the OH-58 airframe, the Bell 407 and Bell 427 aircraft.

The Bell 407GXP is a light, single-engine, commercial helicopter derived from the Bell 407GX offering performance improvements, payload increase (50-pound) and pilot workload reduction. The helicopter is powered by a single engine Rolls-Royce M250-C47B featuring Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC). The aircraft is also equipped with new avionics features such as a hover performance calculator improvement, as well as a transmission TBO extension of +500 hours that will lower maintenance costs. The Bell 407GXP suits corporate, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), homeland security and utility helicopter roles. Bell Helicopter launched this aircraft at Heli-Expo on March 3, 2015. Deliveries are slated to start before the end of 2015.

Bell 407GXP Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 1
Passengers: 5
Dimensions
Height: 3.30 meter (130 inch)
Length: 10.6 meter (416 inch)
Main Rotor Diameter: 10.7 meter (420 inch)
Width: 2.47 meter (97 inch)
Performance
Ceiling: 6,096 meter (20,000 foot)
Max Range: 612 kilometer (330 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 701 shp (523 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 219 kph (118 KTAS)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 252 kph (136 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 4.50 hour (270 minute)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,722 kilogram (6,001 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Bell 407GXP News

There are 12 news between
3 Mar 2015 and 14 Oct 2016
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Friday, October 14, 2016Eurotec Japan Orders One Bell 407GXP Helicopter
Wednesday, May 25, 2016Bell Helicopter Signs with Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation for Bell 407GXP
Tuesday, April 19, 2016Aerochine Aviation Purchases Bell 407GXP for Corporate and VIP Transport
Tuesday, March 1, 2016Topflight Chooses Bell 407GXP for Commercial Transport in the UK
Tuesday, February 16, 2016Simrik Air Signs for First Bell 407GXP in Nepal
Monday, February 15, 2016First Bell 407GXP Purchased in India
Monday, January 18, 2016Air Methods Takes Delivery of First Bell 407GXP Helicopter
Monday, June 29, 2015Africair Signs LOI for Two Bell 525s and an Order for a 407 GXP
Wednesday, May 27, 2015Bell Helicopter Announces First Bell 407GXP in Panama
Wednesday, May 20, 2015First Bell 407GXP Purchased in Europe

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Canada1
Aircraft ordered by Newfoundland Helicopters (1)
China2
Aircraft ordered by Aerochine Aviation (1); Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation (1)
India1
Aircraft ordered by Premair (1)
Japan1
Aircraft ordered by Eurotec Japan (1)
Nepal1
Aircraft ordered by Simrik Air (1)
Panama1
Aircraft ordered by UDG (1)
Turkey1
Aircraft ordered by Saran Aviation (1)
United Kingdom1
Aircraft ordered by Topflight (1)
United States of America201
Aircraft ordered by Air Methods (200); Africair (1)

Grand Total 22612
Propulsion Systems
M250-C47Bx1
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