Bell Textron has delivered three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland.
“The Bell 407 GXi delivers a robust customer experience while providing best-in-class speed, performance, and reliability,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director of Europe & Russia at Bell. “We are glad to have such a strong presence in Poland and appreciate the Polish National Police for its support.”
The aircraft are equipped with mission equipment provided by Trakka Systems (searchlight, downlink, camera, and operator console) and will allow parapublic passengers and pilots to maintain situational awareness and readiness. This milestone marks the fifth aircraft delivered to Poland this year and the first parapublic Bell 407 GXi to be received by the country.
Providing Polish citizens a safe community
“We are excited to take the delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to add to the rest of our Bell fleet,” said Mariusz Ciarka, Press Spokesman at the Polish National Police. “Our organization believes the aircraft will enable us to serve Polish citizens by providing them a safe and protected community.”
Customers in Europe continue to seek out the Bell 407 GXi for corporate transport, public safety and a variety of missions. Currently, 97 Bell 407s operate in Europe and Russia, including 12 aircraft registered in Poland. With a global fleet of 1,500 aircraft, the Bell 407 has logged almost 470,000 flight hours.
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