2381kg/5250lb is available for internal loading with an optional kit.

The GX version has a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd.

Parent type: Bell Model 407

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 3.10 m 10.2 ft
Overall Length: 12.61 m 41.4 ft
Overall Width: 5.33 m 17.5 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 10.57 m 34.7 ft
Airframe Width: 2.47 m 8.1 ft
Airframe Height: 3.10 m 10.2 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 3.01 m 9.9 ft
Landing Gear Track: 2.47 m 8.1 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.00 m 3.3 ft
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width: 1.37 m 4.5 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2,268 kg 5,000 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne): 2,722 kg 6,000 lb
Max Take-off Weight: 2,268 kg 5,000 lb
Empty Weight: 1,214 kg 2,676 lb
Useful Load: 1,054 kg 2,324 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.535
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 3,725 m 12,221 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 3,182 m 10,440 ft
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed: 246 km/h 133 kts
Service Ceiling: 5,611 m 18,409 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 623 km 336 nm
Max Endurance: 4 hrs 4 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 1
Designation: RR M250-C47B turbine
Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce Corporation
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 10.67 m 35.00 ft
RPM: 413.0 rpm 413.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:  
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Main rotor, soft in plane flex beam hub with four fiberglass blades
Blade Chord: 0.270 m 0.89 ft
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 89.38 m² 962.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 25.37 kg/m² 5.197 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.0644
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 1.44 m² 15.5 ft²
Tip Speed: 230.69 m/s 756.9 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.65 m 5.41 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM: 2500 rpm 2500 rpm
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction: two fiberglass blades, semirigid
Blade Chord: 0.160 m 0.52 ft
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 2.14 m² 23.0 ft²
Solidity: 0.1235
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed: 215.98 m/s 708.6 fps
Blade Area (per blade): 0.132 m² 1.42 ft²

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