Air International 2019-02
I.Frain - The legacy continues /Commercial/
The Bell 407GXi is the latest variant of the Bell 407, of which more than 1,400 have been sold.
The Rolls-Royce M250 engine powering the Bell 407GXi provides a 4% improvement in range and fuel consumption, Bell says.
Although it looks like other Bell 407s, the 407GXi features a range of improvements spanning the airframe, engine, avionics and systems.
The 407GXi's main rotor has four fibreglass blades and the semi-rigid tail rotor has two blades, while the tail boom integrates the horizontal stabilisers and vertical fin, tail rotor hub and blades.