The Bell 407 is a state of the art helicopter. What makes it so special? This blog is about the features of the Bell 407 and how it can be used for different applications.
The Bell 407 is a four-bladed, single-engine, civil utility helicopter. It features a glass cockpit, advanced drive system, best-in-class payload capability and an excellent performance in hot and high conditions. It has been used for VIP transport, offshore wind farm inspections and police work by military forces.
The Bell 407 was first introduced in 1996 with over 1,400 aircraft delivered to date. The latest model of the helicopter is the Bell 407GXi which entered service in 2018. The GXi model has a Garmin G1000H flight deck display and includes features such as auto-throttle, synthetic vision technology (SVT), terrain awareness warning system (TAWS), enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) and more!
The Bell 407 uses two Rolls Royce 250-C47B/8 turboshaft engines that power a 4 blade main rotor. Each engine produces 714 hp at 2200 rpm making them very reliable in hot weather conditions or at high altitudes on takeoff where most other helicopters would struggle due to lack of power output
The Bell 407 is a state of the art helicopter. What makes it so special?
The Bell 407 is one of the most popular helicopters in the world. It was designed to be an upgrade from the 206L-4 Long Ranger with modern upgrades and improvements. The Bell 407 has been used for many military and commercial applications. It’s versatility makes it a great choice for any type of application, ranging from medical needs to search and rescue missions.
The Bell 407 has a 5 blade rotor system, making it very stable in flight. The helicopter also has an advanced cockpit design with 4 axis autopilot, making it possible for one person to fly the aircraft. The helicopter can cruise at speeds up to 150 miles per hour and has a range of approximately 375 miles on a single tank of fuel. One interesting feature of this helicopter is that it can be fitted with skis or floats so that it can land on water or snow. This makes it a great choice for all types of flying conditions and situations.
There are many options that make this helicopter perfect for any type of application. It can be fitted with an external cargo hook which allows you to carry up to 5000 pounds of cargo underneath the aircraft, making it perfect for search and rescue operations or anything requiring heavy lifting capabilities
The Bell 407 is one of the most state of the art helicopters on the market today. What makes it so special? The Bell 407, a development of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger, was first flown on June 29, 1996. It was certified in January 1997. The 407 is very similar to the 206L-4, but has a four-blade main rotor (the 206 has two blades), a four-blade tail rotor (vs. two blades) and redesigned tailboom and empennage.
The 407 can accommodate up to seven passengers, including pilot. A crew of one or two is standard. External loads can be carried up to 2,500 pounds on hook and sling arrangements. The main rotor disc has a diameter of 38 feet 4 inches/11.7 meters and maximum takeoff weight is 6,000 pounds/2722kg.
The 407 is powered by a Rolls Royce 250-C47B turboshaft flat rated at 650 shp for takeoff and 521 shp continuous for five minutes; this engine also powers the Bell 427. The 407’s airframe incorporates composite materials and its fuselage is built of carbon fiber reinforced with Kevlar honeycomb core; these features help keep empty weight low (2
The Bell 407 is a state-of-the-art, single-engine, civil utility helicopter that features a four-blade rotor and an advanced digital cockpit. The helicopter has been designed for numerous applications including: aerial observation, electronic news gathering, law enforcement, executive transport, air medical services and utility operations.
The Bell 407 helicopter is equipped with the latest in flight technology including the Garmin G1000 integrated glass cockpit and the proven dynamic components of the Bell 206L-4. The Bell 407 can carry up to seven passengers in comfort. For example, the helicopter can be configured with a large cabin window or a fully enclosed lavatory.
The Bell 407 also includes a standard dual hydraulics system and weighs in at 4,500 pounds. The helicopter’s maximum cruise speed is 140 knots with a range of 360 nautical miles. The aircraft’s useful load is 1,500 pounds and its maximum gross weight is 5,800 pounds.
The Bell 407’s cabin volume measures 204 cubic feet while its cabin length measures 11 feet 2 inches and its width measures 4 feet 8 inches. In addition, the cabin height measures 4 feet 8 inches while its baggage capacity is 15 cubic feet.
I recently had the opportunity to fly in a Bell 407 helicopter. This helicopter is one of the most sophisticated in its class and has a lot of great features. The Bell 407 has a 6-bladed main and tail rotor which are fully articulated and controlled by an advanced system that provides smooth flight characteristics. The tailboom is constructed with advanced composite materials. This helicopter is equipped with a single engine, which is the Rolls Royce 250-C47B/8 turboshaft engine. The engine produces 1347 shaft horsepower at takeoff, which means it can operate in higher altitudes at hotter temperatures.
Another interesting feature of this helicopter is the cockpit design. It has full dual controls and an advanced instrument panel that provides clear weather visibility, flight information, and other systems status to the pilot. The instrument panel is equipped with a state-of-the-art Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system (image below). This system includes five high-resolution flat panel displays that show navigation, communication, terrain awareness warning system (TAWS), weather radar, and traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) information. In addition to the flight deck displays, the Bell 407 also has a night vision imaging system (NVIS) compatible display layout for night time operations.
The Bell 407 is a multi-mission helicopter that offers speed, maneuverability and superb visibility. Its high performance levels and competitive price make it an excellent value for money helicopter. The Bell 407 is an ideal platform for different applications including law enforcement, emergency medical services, VIP transport and offshore support.
The Bell 407 main rotor system is designed with four composite main rotor blades. These blades produce lower vibration levels than those of the 206L-4 or 206B-3 main rotor systems. The Bell 407’s main rotor blades are also shorter than those of the 206 series, so it does not require a tail rotor tie down for ground storage. This gives the operator the option to store it on a helipad. As a result, in-flight visibility is as good as one can get from a helicopter of this size.
The Bell 407 comes with two powerful Rolls Royce 250-C47B engines that produce 683 shaft horsepower each. This engine provides the 407 with exceptional payload capacity, which makes it ideal for corporate transport operations, oil and gas work, electronic newsgathering (ENG) and law enforcement operations.
The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B2 engine powers the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV helicopter. The same engine provides all
The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter; a derivative of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger. The 407 has the basic LongRanger fuselage with an advanced four blade rotor system and a new tail boom, flight controls, and Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS).
The 407 features the fully integrated glass cockpit avionics suite from Thales with two 6×8 inch (152x203mm) LCD displays, a dual digital automatic flight control system (AFCS), Category A capability and Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation.
The Bell 407 provides high performance with exceptional maneuverability and control while maintaining the outstanding value and reliability of the popular 206L-4 LongRanger.