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Bell gets Sirius about satellite weather
Bell helicopters come optionally equipped with Garmin GDL69 avionics to deliver SiriusXM Aviation weather features including high-resolution composite radar, surface visibility and NEXRAD storm cell attributes.
Read this story in our September 2020 printed issue.

Bell will become the first helicopter OEM to provide its customers with a three-month subscription to SiriusXM's satellite-delivered aviation weather, information and audio programming services with the purchase of a new rotorcraft.

A three-month subscription is available on the Bell 407GX, Bell 429 and the Bell 525. Bell customers will receive a top-tier aviation weather and information service, plus the SiriusXM All Access programming package, which offers the full spectrum of SiriusXM audio entertainment. SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio services are available in the continental United States and Canada.

“We are very pleased to expand the SiriusXM Aviation weather and information trial programme to Bell, an innovative and highly-respected leader in the industry, as the first participating helicopter manufacturer,” says Dave Wasby, VP, aviation, marine and music for business, SiriusXM. “With SiriusXM Aviation, Bell will provide its pilots with the ability to receive valuable weather features and information that are not always available via ground based networks and updated data at a faster refresh rate. Plus with SiriusXM's All Access package, pilots can enjoy the best in audio entertainment in the cockpit for the duration of their flights, as well as outside the aircraft with the SiriusXM app.”

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