First of all, let me say that I mean not to offend any employee or affiliate of AEL.
Secondly, if you ever fly the 407 (which has a useful load of 2332#) fully loaded, the handling of the craft is second to none. The 206 (I've flown both), on the other hand, with a two-rotor system and useful load right at 1483#, is a weaker platform. Control surfaces lose effectiveness, and the tail rotor is a nightmare with a pilot, patient, two crew members and necessary equipment on-board.
If you fly a 206, or fly IN a 206, more power to you. I am not working to offend you here.
As far as AEL falling out of the sky, the "just about" was intended to notify the reader that there is no factual evidence, merely an opinion based on the news headlines I've seen in the last 5-6 years. Didn't mean to lead you astray.