CareFlight orders Bell 407GXs


CareFlight has ordered four Bell 407GX helicopters.

Belll 407CareFlight has ordered four Bell 407GX helicopters.

Bell Helicopter announced an agreement for the supply of four Bell 407GX helicopters to CareFlite. CareFlight operates emergency medical transfers in region around Dallas, Texas.

The new Bell 407GXs are slated for delivery in 2013.

“We chose to add four Bell 407GXs to our current fleet because of the proven reliability of the Bell 407 combined with its state of the art avionics and factory installed autopilot,” said James Swartz, president and CEO of CareFlite.

“We are honoured CareFlite has chosen the 407GX for its life-saving operations. This marks another major acquisition for this aircraft in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services segment in the United States and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which is home to Bell Helicopter’s corporate offices,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing.

“Air medical service providers have an incredibly challenging job. They must get to every patient as quickly as possible and every second counts. The Bell 407GX is an ideal aircraft for air medical missions that inherently demand a reliable platform with exceptional speed and safety performance,” concluded Maldonado.