European regulators have approved the Bell 407GXi, the latest iteration of the Canada-built light single-engined helicopter.

Certification was confirmed in a 10 December revision to European Aviation Safety Agency documentation for the type.

The GXi gains a FADEC-equipped Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 engine and a Garmin G1000H NXi digital flightdeck.

Bell achieved initial Transport Canada certification for the rotorcraft in January, with US validation following in October.