Bell set to triple fleet in China

Bell sees China as the brightest spot in its Asian universe as a recent burst of orders looks set to triple its in-country fleet to nearly 400 helicopters from 120 today.

The orders will launch a wave of investment in infrastructure as Bell develops in-country capabilities to support new customers, from completions and delivery through maintenance, repair and training.

Two helicopters have sparked this burst of activity: The refreshed 407GXP light single with Garmin glass cockpit, and the brand new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light single. Shaanxi Helicopter Co., has ordered 100 Bell 407GXPs, and Reignwood International Investments has signed for 110 Bell 505s, becoming the exclusive distributor in China for that type.

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