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In the March 2017 issue and reader survey from Business Jet Traveler magazine, a highly knowledgeable segment of travelers and industry professionals voted in preference of the Bell helicopters that Paradise flies, over the less reliable Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopters) that our competitors operate. Counter to what some one-time fliers and agents have been led to believe – this significant third party study affirms that we clearly fly the aircraft of choice among industry professionals.

BUSINESS JET TRAVELER’S 8th ANNUAL Readers’ Choice Survey shows Bell Helicopters were given the highest reliability ratings and were the most preferred in the light helicopter class (Light single-turbine helicopters are the same class of helicopters that A-stars and Eco-stars are in).

RELIABILITY: Please rate the owned helicopter you use the most on each of these factors?  (page 7 of PDF / page 32 of magazine)

  • Bell Helicopters             Excellent Reliability 55%     |    Weighted Ave 4.53
  • Airbus Helicopters        Excellent Reliability 29%     |    Weighted Ave 4.15

PREFERRED AIRCRAFT: If you could regularly fly on any of these aircraft, which would you choose in each category?  (page 9 of PDF / page 34 of magazine)

  • Light single-turbine helicopters:  Bell preferred by 50%
  • Light twin-turbine helicopters:     Bell preferred by 59%
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