Following the recently concluded demonstration tour around the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Hawker Pacific has announced Australia’s first Bell 407GX helicopter sale to a private Australian customer.
The aircraft, slated for delivery in early 2014, will be based in Sydney, used for corporate and VIP operations and will be customised and maintained by Hawker Pacific.
According to Tony Jones, chief operating officer, Hawker Pacific Asia, the sale is a reflection of increasing market activity in corporate aviation underpinned by Bell Helicopter’s exciting new product releases which have been successfully demonstrated by Hawker Pacific via dedicated tours. Hawker Pacific is in the process of planning additional demo tours within the region during 2014.
“In the corporate market we’re also seeing a lot of product development as the latest generation of aircraft are released into the market. This is always exciting because the newer, more capable variants are catalysts for boosting sales as owners and operators seek to stay current with technology improvements, enhanced aircraft performance and safety. We consider it crucial to get the latest generation products in front of our clients and potential customers as they start to make decisions on purchasing new aircraft.”
Hawker Pacific is the appointed distributor for Bell Helicopter products throughout Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the Middle East.