Bell has delivered three new 407GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP), the company said today. The PNP's new turbine single helicopters are equipped with Trakka Systems’ searchlight, downlink, camera, and operator console.
This delivery marks the fifth Bell sent to Poland this year and are first parapublic 407GXis to be received by the country. The PNP has been a Bell customer for about 20 years. “We are excited to take the delivery of three Bell 407GXis to add to the rest of our Bell fleet,” said PNP inspector Mariusz Ciarka. “Our organization believes the aircraft will enable us to serve Polish citizens by providing them a safe and protected community.”
“The Bell 407GXi delivers a robust customer experience while providing best-in-class speed, performance, and reliability,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Bell managing director of support for Europe & Russia.
Currently, 97 Bell 407s operate in Europe and Russia, including 12 aircraft registered in Poland. The Bell 407 global fleet of 1,500 aircraft has logged almost 470,000 flight hours. Bell's 407GXi, which is the latest iteration of the aircraft and received FAA certification in 2018, features the Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck and a new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 engine, and the ability to cruise at 133 knots.