Bell 407

  • CountryCanada and USA
  • TypeSeven place utility helicopter
  • PowerplantsOne 605kW (814shp) takeoff rated, 520kW (700shp) max continuous rated Allison 250C47 turboshaft driving a four blade main rotor and two blade tail rotor.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed at sea level 237km/h (128kt), max cruising speed at 4000ft 243km/h (131kt), economical cruising speed at 4000ft 213km/h (115kt). Service ceiling 18,690ft. Hovering ceiling in ground effect 12,200ft, out of ground effect 10,400ft. Max range 577km (312nm). Endurance 3hr 42min.
  • WeightsEmpty equipped 1178kg (2598lb), max takeoff with internal load 2268kg (5000lb), max takeoff with sling load 2495kg (5500lb).
  • DimentionsMain rotor disc diameter 10.67m (35ft 0in), length overall rotors turning 12.70m (41ft 8in), fuselage length 9.77m (32ft 1in), height overall 3.56m (11ft 8in). Main rotor disc area 89.4m2 (962.1sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating configuration for seven comprising pilot and passengers, with five passengers in main cabin. Max hook capacity 1200kg (2645lb).
  • Production200th 407 delivered in September 1997. Production runs at a rate of over 10 per month. 140 alone built in 1997.

Bell's as of now famous 407 is the since quite a while ago anticipated successor to its Jetranger and Longranger light singles.

Advancement chip away at Bell's New Light Aircraft swap for the Longranger and Jetranger goes over to 1993. The finished result was the 407, an evolutionary advancement of the Longranger.

A changed 206l3 Longranger served as the idea demonstrator 407 and first flew in this structure on April 21 1994, while the 407 was first freely published at the Las Vegas Heliexpo in January 1995.

The 407 idea demonstrator mated the Longranger's fuselage with the tail blast and element arrangement of the military Oh58d Kiowa (which has a four cutting edge primary rotor). Fake fairings were utilized to recreate the more extensive fuselage being produced for the generation standard 407. The primary preproduction 407 flew in June 1995, the first creation 407 flew in November 1995. Client conveyances initiated the accompanying February.

Contrasted and the Longranger, the 407 gimmicks the four razor sharp edge principle rotor created for the Oh58, which utilizes composite development, and the sharpened pieces of steels and center have no life limits. Profits of the four razor sharp edge fundamental rotor incorporate enhanced execution and better ride solace.

An alternate enormous change over the Longranger is the 18cm (8in) more extensive lodge, expanding inside lodge width and space, in addition to 35% bigger fundamental lodge windows. Force is from an all the more compelling Allison 250c47 turboshaft fitted with FADEC, permitting an expand in max takeoff weight and enhancing execution at more sweltering temperatures and/or higher elevations. The tail blast is produced using carbonfibre composites, while Bell has contemplated fitting the 407 with a covered tail rotor.

Chime took a gander at the 407t twin 407 for a period, yet selected rather to create the considerably changed twin Pw206d fueled 427.