Bell Helicopter Announces Agreement with Uralhelicom for Two Bell 407GXs

October 16, 2014

Amsterdam, Netherlands (October 16, 2014)Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced today a signed agreement with Uralhelicom LLC for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia. 

“The Bell 407 continues to be our most popular utility helicopter in Russia, making up over 50 percent of Bell Helicopter’s fleet in the region,” said Patrick Moulay, vice president of European sales. “We continue to see a great response to the superior performance and reliability of the Bell 407GX throughout all of Europe across multiple segments.”

Uralhelicom is a full service company offering services and support during the purchasing, operation and maintenance of helicopters produced in the United States, Europe, Russian Federation territory and CIS states. The company has a pilot and technician training facility on site, and offers a wide selection of helicopter models.   

“We made the decision to purchase the Bell 407GX because of its advanced safety features and multi-mission capability,” said Dmitry Danschikov, general director of Uralhelicom. “We needed an aircraft to provide rapid transport safely and efficiently, and the Bell 407GX provides that for us.”

The sale of these two Bell 407GXs was made by Bell Helicopter’s Independent Representative (IR) in Moscow, Jet Transfer. The IR provides a full range of services to Bell Helicopter customers in Russia.

The Bell 407GX delivers power and speed with a smooth, quiet ride and a spacious cabin that accommodates six passengers. The aircraft also features the fully-integrated Garmin G1000H™ flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and increased safety. The Bell 407GX flight deck's high resolution LCD screens host primary flight and multi-function display information, including Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System, Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology™, Traffic Information Systems and more. The 407GX also features a tail rotor camera, allowing the pilot a clear view of the tail during take-offs and landings.

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