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Bell 407 Helicopter

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The Bell 407 is a single-engine helicopter that seats seven people, including the pilot.  It has a flight time capability of 3.5 hours.  The Unit currently operates two Bell 407 helicopters and one Bell 206 L4.  The 407 is used in a wide variety of civilian missions, from air ambulance and airborne law enforcement to corporate/VIP transport and offshore oil and gas support.  They are used in 51 countries around the world, from Argentina and Canada to Papua New Guinea and Russia. The top five countries that are home to the 407 are the United States (437), Canada (61), Mexico (51), Brazil (38) and South Africa (30).

The Bell 407 is powered by  the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B turbo shaft engine, capable of producing 701 813 shaft horsepower (523 606 kilowatts). The 407ís main transmission has a maximum continuous power rating of 630 shaft horsepower (470 kilowatts)  The 407 has a hover ceiling in ground effect of 12,200 feet (3,718 meters) at International Standard Atmosphere and a takeoff gross weight of 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms). Out of ground effect, its hover ceiling under the same conditions is 10.450 feet (3,185 meters). The 407ís service ceiling is 17,600 feet (5,364 meters).  This aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 133 knots (246 kilometers per hour) at sea level and International Standard Atmosphere and a takeoff gross weight of 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms). At its long-range cruise speed of 121 knots (224 kilometers per hour) at sea level and International Standard Atmosphere, the 407 has a range of 330 nautical miles (612 kilometers) with standard fuel.

The Bell 407 is widely used throughout the country as one of the leading helicopters for law enforcement.  It has superior performances with the best speed, payload and range available in its class.  It has superior power to weight ratio.  It has exceptional passenger comfort with the smoothest ride in its class.