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Bell 407GX light tactical & utility helicopter
 
 
 
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Description

The Bell 407GX is a light tactical and utility helicopter designed and manufactured by the American aviation Company Bell Helicopter Textron. The Bell 407GX is equipped with the new Garmin G1000 H-model glass cockpit along with superior avionics and improved flight controls. The Bell 407GW was introduced in 2011 at at Heli-Expo in Orlando. In February 2012, Bell Helicopter announced today the delivery of its first Bell 407GX to a long-time Bell 407 customer, AVEMEX, S.A. de C.V., located in Toluca, Mexico. In January 2013, United States emergency medical services (EMS) provider Air Methods has ordered 20 Bell 407GX helicopters to support "future growth opportunities". The single-engined aircraft will be dedicated to air medical transport for critically ill and injured patients throughout the USA.

 
Main Variants
- Bell 407: A civil utility helicopter, a derivative of the Bell 206L-4.
- ARH-70: An upgraded 407 version to serve as an armed reconnaissance helicopter.
- Bell 407 Light Observation Helicopter: A military reconnaissance version.
- Eagle 407 HP: Version from Eagle Copter (Alberta, Canada) with a more powerful Honeywell HTS900 engine, rated at 1,021 shp (760 kW).
- MQ-8C Fire-X: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) version being developed by Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter as a cargo resupply demonstrator.The test aircraft flew on 10 December 2010 at the Yuma Proving Ground. In February 2011, the US Navy's budget request for 2012 included funds to buy 12 Fire-X helicopters under the designation MQ-8C.
- Bell 407AH: An armed civil-certified version for use with government and security forces.
- Bell 407GX: Version of the 407 that features the new Garmin G1000 H-model glass cockpit along with superior avionics and improved flight controls.
- Bell 407GT: Armed version of the 407GX.
 
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Design
The Bell 407GX integrates reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability with a cabin configurable for an array of missions and payloads. The bell 407GX spacious cabin has five club-passenger seats with an additional passenger seat in the cockpit in single-pilot operations. Two individual ergonomically designed seats with adjustable lumbar support, each equipped with seat belt, double strap shoulder harness and inertia reel, are located in the cockpit. The standard cabin seating consists of five ergonomically designed seats with individual seat belts and single strap shoulder harness, arranged with three equal width forward facing seats across the rear of the cabin and two individual rearward facing seats aft of the cockpit. The fuselage consists of three main sections: the Forward Section, the Intermediate Section, and the Tailboom Section. The forward section utilizes aluminum honeycomb and carbon graphite structure and provides the major load carrying elements of the forward cabin. The intermediate section is a semi-monocoque structure which uses bulkheads, longerons and carbon fiber composite side skins. The tailboom consists of an aluminum alloy monocoque tailboom which supports the tail rotor drivetrain as well as a horizontal stabilizer with end plates, vertical fin, and fairings.
Avionics and equipment
In the Bell 407GX, the superior performance of the 407 reaches a higher level. Its Garmin G1000HTM flight deck provides critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and safety. It's just one more way the 407GX offers enhanced performance for every mission. The Bell 407GX is equipped with the Integrated Garmin G1000H flight deck with twin 10.4” high-res LCD screens host primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD) information in an easy to scan layout. The Garmin 1000HTM Flight Deck Integrated Avionics System in the Bell 407GX has been designed to improve situational awareness and reduce pilot workload through easy to read displays of critical flight information, tuning of communication and navigation frequencies, and simple flight planning management. The Bell 407GX’s standard configuration G1000H™ Flight Deck includes the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and initial installation of the HTAWS and Navigation database [1]. The system has two SD card slots to facilitate data Input/Output tasks such as flight plan and database uploading or critical flight data downloads. The system takes advantage of the latest in display, computer processing, and digital data bus technology to provide a high degree of redundancy, reliability, and flexibility
Propulsion
The Bell 407GX is powered by a Rolls Royce 250-C47B turbine FADEC engine which delivers exceptional hot and high performance with the ability to cruise at 133 knots (246 kph). The main rotor is a four-bladed, soft-in-plane design with a composite hub and individually interchangeable blades. The tail rotor is a two-bladed teetering rotor that provides directional control. The fuel system consists of twocrash resistant, bladder type fuel cells. The forward fuel cell is located underneath and between the aft facingpassenger seats. The aft fuel cell is located underneath and behind the aft passenger seats. The helicopters are designed to operate on standard aviation jet fuels.
Mission capabilities
The Bell 407GX helicopter in medical variant will be equipped with United Rotorcraft emergency medical services interior, designed with air critical care operators in mind. The interior can accommodate a single patient or specialty transport, and comes standard with the Articulating Loading System for easy patient-loading. The United Rotorcraft interior also provides integrated medical systems such as medical oxygen, suction, air, storage and electrical power.
 
Specifications
Type
Light tactical & utility helicopter
Country user
United States
Country producer
United States
Crew
1 pilot + 6 passengers
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Engine
1 × Allison 250-C47B turboshaft, 813 shp (606 kW)
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Speed
260 km/h maximum
Range
598 km maximum
Weight
1,210 kg empty - 2,268 kg loaded
Avionics
Garmin G1000H™ flight deck with twin 10.4" high resolution LCD screens
Dimensions
Length: 10.17 m; Rotor diameter: 10.67 m;
Height: 2.68 m
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Bell 407GX light tactical utility helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology
 
Bell 407GX light tactical utility helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology
Bell 407GX light tactical utility helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology
Bell 407GX light tactical utility helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology
Bell 407GX light tactical utility helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology
 
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