Bell Helicopter on Monday 2 March announced the sale of 15 Bell 407GXs to the Mexican Air Force (FAM) with deliveries to begin this year. The aircraft will be configured for a variety of missions.
The Bell 407GXs will be operated by the 111th Air Squadron based at the military airbase in Zapopan, Jalisco. As the primary aircraft operating branch of the Mexican Armed Forces, the FAM covers the entire country, with 18 military air bases located across Mexico. The FAM have been operating Bell helicopters since 1973 with the delivery of a Bell 206-B, and their fleet currently includes a Bell 412EP, Bell 212 and Bell 206.
Source: Bell Helicopter
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