Bell Helicopter Textron and Samsung Aerospace Industries, Ltd. of Korea announced a collaborative agreement to design and co-produce a new light-twin-engine helicopter, tentatively designated as the Bell 427. The new helicopter will be 13 inches longer than the Bell 407 light single, will meet anticipated International Civil Aviation Organization and European Joint Airworthiness Requirements and is scheduled for certification in late 1998. Although officials have not made a final ...


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