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Bangladesh and Taiwan gain first commercial Bell 407GXis
Meghna Aviation in Bangladesh will put its 407GXi to use in its charter business and Ginger Aviation for powerline wash and management in Taiwan.
Ginger Aviation's Bell 407GXi will support powerline wash and inspections in Taiwan.

Meghna Aviation and Ginger Aviation have each taken delivery of a Bell 407GXi, making them the first commercial operators of the Bell 407GXi in Bangladesh and Taiwan respectively.

Meghna's Bell 407GXi is the third one in the country; the other two are operated by the Bangladesh Army. It will be used to support its corporate, leisure and utility helicopter charter business and makes Meghna, the biggest commercial operator in Bangladesh, owner of the largest Bell commercial fleet in the country.

Meanwhile, Ginger Aviation's purchase is the first one for its fleet as it looks to address a growing demand for helicopter powerline wash and inspections. The company was founded in 2022 by a team that was dedicated to developing Taiwan's general aviation industry.

The Bell 407GXi is outfitted with the Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 turbine engine featuring dual-channel FADEC technology, ensuring exceptional hot and high-altitude performance, fuel efficiency and a cruising speed of 133 knots (246km/h). It is also equipped with Garmin's G1000H NXi integrated flight deck which offers increased brightness and clarity, faster startup and map rendering, as well as connectivity to tablets and smartphones.

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