Helicopter

Bell 407

The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter; a derivative of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger. The 407 uses the four-blade, soft-in-plane design rotor with composite hub developed for the United States Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior instead of the two-blade, semi-rigid, teetering, rotor of the 206L-4. The Bell 407 is frequently used for corporate and offshore transport as an air ambulance, law enforcement, electronic news gathering and movie making. The Bell 417 was a variant of the Bell 407 based on the Bell ARH-70.

The Bell 407 features the four-blade main rotor developed for the OH-58D (Model 406). The blades and hub use composite construction without life limit and provide better performance and a more comfortable ride. The 407’s fuselage is 8 inches (18 cm) wider, increasing internal cabin space and includes main cabin windows that are 35% larger. The more powerful Rolls-Royce/Allison 250-C47 turboshaft allows an increase in maximum takeoff weight and improves performance at hotter temperatures and/or higher altitudes. The 407’s airframe is generally similar to the LongRanger but includes a carbon fiber composite tail boom. The helicopter has standard seating for two crew and five cabin seats.

SPECIFICATIONS

Fuselage Dimensions
Length (ft) : 34.7
Height (ft) : 11.8
Width (ft) : 7.5

Typical Configuration
Crew : 1
Passengers : 5

Fuel Capacity
Standard (lbs): : 844
Standard (gal): : 126
Optional (lbs): : 134
Optional (gal): : 20

Weight
Max. Takeoff (lbs) : 5,000
Empty Operating Weight (EOW) : 2,702

Speed Knots
Normal Cruise TAS : 112
Vmo (Max Op) IAS : 128
IFR Certification: (IFR) : 1 Pilot

Climb
Normal (fpm) : 1,940
Engine Out (fpm): Ceiling (ft) : 17,600
(HOGE) Out of Ground Effect : 10,400
(HIGE) In Ground Effect : 12,200

Range (Nautical Miles)
Tanks Full (nm) : 312
Seats Full (nm) : 312

Engines
Number of : 1
Model(s) : 250-C47B HTS900-2-1D
Thrust (lbs per Engine) : 0
Shaft (hp per Engine) : 813
Common TBO Hours : 2,000

Flight specifications

  • PASSENGERS CAPACITY: 5
  • CREW: 1
  • RANGE: 324
  • SERVICE CEILING: 10450FT
  • TOP SPEED: 140KNOTS(260KM/H)
  • ENGINE TYPE: TUSSIVE C47B

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