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Encyclopedia - Bell 407

The Bell 407 is the latest edition to the Bell family of single engine helicopters. The 407 is an all new aircraft which has evolved from the Bell 206 series, which is the most popular helicopters in the world. Typical uses of this helicopter include (but not limited to): VIP transport, law enforcement, Medivac, search & rescue, aerial photography, and aerial survey, pipeline patrol and petroleum exploration.

The Bell 407 is a four bladed, single pilot, single turbine engine helicopter that seats the pilot plus up to five passengers.

Exceptional features include: All composite four blade rotor which provides superior hover performance, speed and smooth quite ride. Expanded safety and reduced operating cost from use of a FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) engine management system. Superior reliability provided by the proven Rolls Royce 250-C47 turbine engine.

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Bell 407


Country of Origin : USA


Number Of Engines : One
Powerplant type : Rolls-Royce 250-C47B turbine engine with Full Authority Digital Electronic Control
Max Power Rating : 470kW (630shp) continuous


Length, Rotors Turning : 12.61m (41ft 5in)
Main Rotor Diameter : 10.66m (34ft 11in)


Maximum external load : 1,200kg (2,646lb)

Landing Gear

Skid Track : 2.47m (8ft 1in)


Max Speed At Sea Level : 136kt (252km/h; 156mph)
Maximum Range : 383nm (709km; 443mi)
Endurance : 4hrs 30min
Service Ceiling : 17,600ft (5,364m)
Hover In Ground Effect : 12,200ft (3,718m)
Hover Out Of Ground Effect : 10,450ft (3,185m)

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