Bell 407: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Terry Spruce

The Bell 407 is a derivative of the Bell 206L4 LongRanger and Bell has since launched the newest civil variant the Bell 407GX.

Bell 407 flying

Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline, EMS

First delivery: 1996

World fleet:  over 1,000

Category: Single Engine

List price: $2.54m (2009 list price)


Performance

Maximum speed (Vne): 140 kts 259 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 133 kts 246 km/hr

Single engine service ceiling: 18,690 ft 5,698 m

Maximum Range: 330 nm/611 km (no reserve)


Weights

Maximum takeoff gross weight: 6,000 lb 2,722 kg

Empty weight: 2,668 lb 1,210 kg

Useful load, standard: 2,332 lb 1,058 kg

Passengers (crew): Six (one pilot)

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