"The Bell 407 is a four-bladed single-engine civil utility helicopter a derivative of the Bell 206L3 LongRanger. The 407 uses the four-bladed soft inplane rigid rotor with a composite hub that was developed for the United States Army's OH58D Kiowa Warrior instead of the two-bladed semi-rigid rotor of the 206L3. The Bell 407 is frequently used for corporate and offshore transport as an air ambulance law enforcement electronic news gathering and movie making.
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The Bell 407 features the four-blade main rotor developed for the OH-58D (Model 406). The blades and hub use composite construction without life limits, and provide better performance and a more comfortable ride. The 407's fuselage is 8 inches (18 cm) wider, increasing internal cabin space, and includes 35% larger main cabin windows. The more powerful Rolls-Royce/Allison 250-C47 turboshaft allows an increase in Maximum Takeoff Weight and improves performance at hotter temperatures and/or higher altitudes.The 407's airframe is generally similar to the LongRanger, but includes a carbon fiber composite tailboom. The helicopter has standard seating for two crew and five cabin seats.