Airshow China: Bell announces 16 helicopter deals

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Bell Helicopter announced the sale of 16 helicopters to various Chinese parties during the recent Airshow China in Zhuhai.

On 15 November, Bell announced a series of deals signed at the show. The customers are Aerochine Aviation (two Bell 429s), Astro Airlines (one Bell 407GX), Beijing Fanya General Aviation (one Bell 206L4), General Dynamics (one Bell 407GX), Guanchen Aviation (four Bell 407GXs), Reignwood (four Bell 407GXs and two Bell 206L4s) and Riverside (one Bell 407GX).

"There is a significant opportunity for us to provide valuable solutions to Chinese customers and we are expanding our in-country presence to serve them," says John Garrison, president and chief executive of Bell Helicopter.

"According to recent forecasts, China is poised to become one of the largest rotorcraft markets in the world. Bell Helicopter offers a range of products that are ideally suited to China's diverse terrain, climates and flying conditions."