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Bell 407  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: 1,143
Unitary Cost: USD$2.5 million
Also Known As: Bell 407AH and Bell 407GX
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Textron
Parent System: OH-58 Kiowa
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): May 1968
Total Production: 3,704
Family Members: ARH-70A, Bell 407GT, Bell 407GXP, 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 407 is a light, single-engine, commercial helicopter based on the components and design of proven OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter utilized by the US Army's aviation units. It offers eased of maintenance and exceptional handling qualities. The single engine Rolls-Royce 250-C47B features Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC). It suits corporate, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), homeland security and utility helicopter roles.

Bell 407 Applications


Support Aircraft MQ-8C Fire Scout

Bell 407 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 407 News

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29 Jul 2005 and 4 Mar 2015
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015First Bell 407GX Sold to Italian Customer at Heli-Expo
Monday, March 2, 2015Mexican Air Force Buys 15 Bell 407GX Helicopters
Bell Helicopter Announces Sales to Qiqihar Kun Feng General Aviation
Wednesday, February 25, 2015BBM Inc Buys 16 Bell 407GXs Helicopters
Tuesday, October 28, 2014North American Sheriffs Expand Fleet with the Purchase of Bell 407GXs
Tuesday, October 21, 2014Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement with Zip Aviation for VIP Bell 407GX
Thursday, October 16, 2014Bell Helicopter Announces Agreement with Uralhelicom for Two Bell 407GXs
Tuesday, July 29, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Helicopter Sustainment Support
Tuesday, July 22, 2014Bell Helicopter Delivers First Two of Six Bell 407GXs to the Pennsylvania State Police
Wednesday, July 2, 2014Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement with Henan Yongxiang General Aviation LTD for Two Bell 407 GX Helicopters

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Australia?
Aircraft ordered through Hawker Pacific (12)
China30
Aircraft ordered by Astro Airlines (1 407GX); General Dynamics (3 407GX); Guanchen Aviation (4 407GX); Reignwood (14 407GX); Riverside (1 407GX); Xinjang Tianyun General Aviation Company (1); Henan Yongxiang General Aviation (2 407GX); Qiqihar Kun Feng General Aviation (2 407GX)
Czech Republic1
Aircraft ordered by King's Casino (1)
India?
Aircraft owned by Jai Prakash Associates (JayPee Group).
Iraq30
Aircraft ordered by the Iraqi Air Force (24 + 6 from the US Army)
Italy1
Aircraft ordered by Elicompany (1)
Mexico16
Aircraft ordered by AVEMEX (1); Mexican Air Force (15)
Panama1
Aircraft ordered by Urban Development Group (1)
Papua New Guinea?
Aircraft ordered by Heli Niugini (2)
Russia?
Aircraft ordered by CBOSS Corporation; Uralhelicom LLC (2)
United States of America?
Aircraft ordered by Med-Trans Corporation (11); Air Methods (46); Helicopter Flight Services (6); PHI (2); Alvac (1); LifeFlight Eagle (2); Air Medical Group Holdings (24); Careflite (4); AngMar Aviation (1); Rocky Mountain Rotors (1); San Diego County Sheriff's Office (1); Pennsylvania State Police (6); ZIP Aviation (1); BBM Inc (16)

Grand Total 7917
Propulsion Systems
Model 250-C47Bx1
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