3BX2 Posted January 25, 2008 Report Share Posted January 25, 2008 The 407X or 417 program was scrapped a year or more ago. The 407X/417 initially started out as a simple re-engine of a 407, but advanced well beyond that concept. All that the customers wanted was a 407 that could reach max Q power at altitude and tempetature, what they were going to get was a complete and very expensive rebuild, including an entirely new drive train, new tail boom, etc, etc. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that Bell finally realized that the old "upper and lower tub" 206 type airframe has been stretched and overpowered to the structural limits. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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