We had the pleasure to attend the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo held at Anaheim Convention Centre and supported alongside the Bell team. The Bell 505 JetRanger X, Bell 407GXi, Bell 429, Bell Subaru 412EXP, and the incredible Bell 525 Relentless was showcased on the stand, attracting a lot of attention and enquiries. Another very busy but successful year at HAI as we also offered Bell 505 and 429 demos which received positive feedback. Bell announced new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft. The enhancements are available for new commercial aircraft and can be retrofitted across commercial aircraft.
Bell announced, 'the Garmin G1000H NXi Flight Deck is now standard equipment for 2020 Bell 505 JetRanger X production aircraft, delivering enhanced situational awareness and reduced pilot workload.'
Additionally, the Bell 407GXi's new Instrument Flight Rules capability 'allows all weather operations while continuing to provide multi-mission capabilities reliably and effectively. The Bell 407GXi offers the lowest direct operating costs of any IFR-capable helicopter on the market today.' They have also confirmed they will include the Precise Flight Pulselite system as standard equipment on all new Bell 407GXi aircrafts - this alternately pulses the landing and taxi lights to enhance the visibility of the aircraft to traffic and birds (reducing the number of bird strikes)
The Bell 429 will now feature the second-generation BasilXPro avionic suites which will come with several enhancements and will offer a new executive interior option with a new executive interior option, a new contemporary colour scheme, leathers, and carpeted cabin space, which was displayed at Bell's booth during HAI.
If you wish to find out in more detail, please read Bell's news article in the link provided below:
This was the first event of the year for Helix. We have many more lined up for this year and will be announced shortly.
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