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Shin-Nihon continues Bell legacy in Japan
Bell's history in Japan started with the delivery of three Bell 47D-1s to Mainichi Press, Yomiuri Press and Chunichi Press on 24 November 1952. Shin-Nihon is not breaking from tradition, as it accepts two 407GXis.
Shin-Nihon Helicopters will use both aircraft to conduct powerline patrol missions for electric power companies.

Shin-Nihon Helicopters in Japan has taken delivery of two Bell 407GXi helicopters. With this delivery, the operator has become the first in the country to purchase the type. A longstanding Bell customer since its establishment in 1960, Shin-Nihon Helicopters will use both aircraft to conduct powerline patrol missions for electric power companies.

“The Bell 407GXi builds on its heritage as a helicopter that is known for responsive and smooth operation, versatility and efficient engine power. Coupled with low operating costs, the Bell 407GXi is the ideal choice for Shin-Nihon Helicopters whose focus is on conducting its utility missions safely and efficiently,” says Jacinto Monge, MD for Bell North Asia.

The purchase of the Bell 407GXi helicopters adds to Shin-Nihon Helicopters all Bell fleet which includes Bell 206, Bell 412 and Bell 427 helicopters. The Bell 407GXi is equipped with the Garmin G1000H Xxi and Rolls-Royce C47E/4 dual-channel FADEC turbine engine, creating an enhanced flying experience with ultra-modern display systems and improved power.

Bell's history in Japan started with the delivery of three Bell 47D-1s to Mainichi Press, Yomiuri Press and Chunichi Press on 24 November 1952. Historically, Bell has supplied most of the helicopters, more than 1,500 aircraft, that have been used or are still in service in Japan.

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