Bell Helicopter / KAI Bell 427 / SB427

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell 427 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell 427 / KAI SB427 is a twin-engined eight-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Textron in Mirabel, Quebec (Canada) and the South Korean manufacturer Samsung Aerospace Industries, today KAI, Korea Aerospace Industries.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PW206D
Engine Power (each)466 kW625 shp
Speed259 km/h140 kts
  161 mph
Service Ceiling3.048 m10.000 ft
Range700 km378 NM
435 mi.
Empty Weight1.670 kg3.682 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.880 kg6.349 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/2
Main Rotor Diameter11,28 m37 ft 0 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,75 m5 ft 9 in
Rotor Disc Area99,9 m1075 ft
Length (Fuselage)11,13 m36 ft 6 in
Length12,99 m42 ft 7 in
Height3,23 m10 ft 7 in
First Flight11.12.1997
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1998-2010
Total Production88
Developed fromBell 407
ICAO CodeB427
Data for (Version)Bell 427
VariantsBell 427, KAI SB427