Meghna Aviation and Ginger Aviation Each Take Delivery of Bangladesh and Taiwan's First Commercial Bell 407GXi

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Singapore (February 20, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced that Meghna Aviation and Ginger Aviation have each taken delivery of a Bell 407GXi, making them the first commercial operators of the Bell 407GXi in Bangladesh and Taiwan respectively.

Meghna Aviation’s Bell 407GXi is the third one in-country after the two that are operated by the Bangladesh Army. It will be used to support their corporate, leisure and utility helicopter charter business. The addition of the 407GXi makes Meghna Aviation, the biggest commercial operator in Bangladesh, owners of the largest Bell commercial fleet in the country.

Meanwhile, Ginger Aviation’s purchase of the aircraft is the first one for its fleet as it looks to address a growing demand for helicopter powerline wash and inspections. The company was founded in 2022 by a passionate team that was dedicated to developing Taiwan’s general aviation industry.

Worldwide, the Bell 407 has a strong track record in the utility segment and the Bell 407GXi is a reinforcement of the reliability synonymous with the Bell brand. Outfitted with the new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 turbine engine featuring dual-channel FADEC technology, ensuring exceptional hot and high-altitude performance, fuel efficiency, and a cruising speed of 133 knots (246 km/h), the aircraft sets a high standard for all single-engine rotorcraft.

The Bell 407GXi is also equipped with Garmin’s G1000H NXi Integrated Flight Deck, complete with high-resolution displays and faster processors, offers increased brightness and clarity, faster startup and map rendering, as well as connectivity to tablets and smartphones.

Currently, there are more than 1,500 Bell 407s operating around the world, clocking in over six million total fleet flight hours.

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