Bell Helicopter , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the first Bell 407GXP purchase in India by Premair, an air charter management company. The aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport throughout the region and delivered to the customer later this year.
The Bell 407GXP was signed for at Bell Helicopter’s India office and Premair will be the first to operate this aircraft throughout India.
From Left to Right: Bell Helicopter’s Managing Director of India, B. S. Singh Deo, and Premair’s Director of Operations, H. S. Waraich
“We are thrilled to be the first in India to purchase the new Bell 407GXP,” said Mr. H.S. Waraich. “The luxurious interior, combined with the smooth, quiet performance of the aircraft is exactly what we were looking for to quickly and comfortably transfer our customers and clients throughout the region.”
Premair, a unit of Afimac Associates Private Limited, is based in Delhi, India, and has more than 15 years of experience in aviation and provides 24/7 aviation related services to customers. The company can arrange aircraft throughout India on short notice.
“Requirements for hot and high performance remain a key element for operations throughout India, and the enhanced payload, heightened capability and safety margins, along with the fully integrated glass cockpit of the Bell 407GXP were the exact fit for our customer’s needs,” said Sameer A. Rehman, managing director, Asia Pacific. “We are delighted to continue our support of Premair’s operations and look forward to delivering the Bell 407GXP.”
Derived from the Bell 407GX platform, the Bell 407GXP has an additional 50 lbs (22.5 kg) of payload capability, coupled with the new M250 Rolls-Royce engine that improves performance and fuel efficiency delivering class leading hot and high performance. 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 is expected to lower maintenance costs.
Date: Feb 15, 2016