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Africair signs LOI for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407 GXP

Posted 29 June 2015 · Add Comment

Bell Helicopter has announced today a letter of intent (LOI) for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407 GXP signed during the Paris Air Show. Africair will use the helicopters for multiple purposes including corporate VIP transport and oil and gas.

“The Bell 525 Relentless is proving to be very popular in the Middle East and Africa region with 23 letters of intent signed so far,” said Steve Suttles, Bell Helicopter, vice president Middle East and Africa. “We are excited that Africair, the Independent Representative for Bell Helicopter in 33 countries in Africa, has ordered these aircraft.  Africair has represented Bell Helicopter in Africa for over 35 years and has a unique understanding of Africa’s operating environments.  We are anticipating the first flight in a matter of weeks with deliveries planned to begin immediately following certification in early 2017.” 

Jim Evans, CEO of Africair, stated: “We believe that the Bell 525 Relentless’ incredible performance and multi-mission capability will make it a huge success in Africa. We are also very excited about the performance upgrade on the Bell 407GXP, which takes this proven performer to an even higher level.  Both helicopters are destined to be best in class performers.”

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