Australia’s first Bell 429 wheeled landing gear helicopter delivered to Alto
March 23, 2022 By Helicopters Staff
Australia’s Alto Group took delivery of a Bell 429 in a wheeled landing gear (WLG) configuration, the first such helicopter sold in Australia. This is also Alto Group’s third Bell helicopter.
Alto Group is an Australian automotive retailer, employing more than 600 people and selling upwards of 12,000 vehicles annually. When delivered, Alto Group will be utilizing the Bell 429 for corporate and VIP transport.
“After a long and exhaustive evaluation, we found the Bell 429 helicopter, with the wheel landing gear configuration, as the right corporate helicopter for the Alto Group,” said Anthony Altomonte, managing director, Alto Group. “As an owner and pilot, the Bell 429’s ease of operation and reliability, ample cabin space, coupled with its smooth and quiet ride allows us to travel more quickly and efficiently to our rural operations to support the Alto Group’s growth in Australia.”
With more than 400 Bell 429s around the world, Bell noes the 429 is one of the most successful light twin helicopters on the market since its certification in 2009.