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New Bell 407GXi customer takes delivery by embarking on transatlantic flight

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Bell Press Release | September 23, 2021

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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, delivered a Bell 407GXi with an instrument flight rules (IFR) kit to a Ukrainian customer company. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport across Ukraine.

“The Bell 407GXi demonstrates incredible performance and has proven to be a reliable aircraft that meets the needs and missions of our customers,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director, Commercial Business.

The Bell 407GXi operated a transatlantic flight, making stops in 13 countries. Photo Bell

Upon receipt of the aircraft in Mirabel, Canada, the 407GXi was transported to Ukraine by Maksym Lunov, the pilot and owner of Heliclub, one of Bell’s Ukrainian independent representatives, with the customer on board. The plane made a transatlantic flight, making stops in 13 countries.

“This Bell aircraft is comfortable, safe and reliable. It gave us a unique travel experience that most people don’t get the chance to do, ”customer 40GXi said. “There were many highlights of the trip, but some of the most memorable were seeing the icebergs in Greenland, the volcanoes and waterfalls in Iceland, and the Alps in Switzerland.”

Maksym Lunov listed “icebergs in Greenland, volcanoes and waterfalls in Iceland and the Alps in Switzerland” among the highlights of the trip he made with the Ukrainian client. Photo Bell

“I’ve been a pilot for 13 years and a transatlantic flight is something I’ve always wanted to do. It wouldn’t have been easy without the IFR kit, ”Lunov added. “The Bell 407GXi is a remarkable helicopter that provided a safe and enjoyable trip. With the IFR kit, we had no meteorological limitations and this allowed us to continue the planned route without any delay. “

On Friday, September 24, Bell and Heliclub will be hosting a customer demo event at the Mayachok Yacht Club, where the 407GXi will be on display along with a Bell 505 and a Bell 429.

This press release was prepared and distributed by Bell Textron Inc.