Scott's - Bell 47
|Headquarters||Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States|
Scott Churchill, PresidentFrank Hoffmann, General Manager
Scott's – Bell 47, Inc. is the current, (March 2013), Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Bell 47 helicopter. The company was formed in 2009 after acquiring the type certificates from Bell Helicopter.
SB47 announced at Heli Expo 2013 its intention to develop a new Model 47, named the 47GT-6. The 47GT-6 will be built to the 47G-3B-2A type design and will feature a number of modernizations, including the Rolls-Royce RR300 turbine engine, a new instrument panel, LED exterior lights, new interior, and composite main rotor blades. SB47 also hopes to lower the operating cost with the use of modern drive train technologies. A 30-month program is expected, with flight testing beginning within one year. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2016.
- "The Bell 47 is Back". AINonline.