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Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours


January 6, 2022
By Helicopters Staff


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The twin-engine Bell 429 platform includes 400 aircraft in service. (Photo: Bell Textron)

Bell Textron begins 2022 with a major milestone as the Bell 429 surpasses 500,000 global fleet hours, applied in a range of mission from corporate and HEMS to law enforcement and utility. The global Bell 429 fleet includes more than 400 aircraft.

The twin-engine Bell 429 platform is relied on by law enforcement agencies and search and rescue organizations like the Swedish National Police, New York Police Department, Canadian Coast Guard, Air Zermatt’s Swiss Alps rescue team. Bell explains its optional clamshell doors fit litters and unwieldy cargo, allowing for easy passenger and cargo loading and unloading. As for its corporate travel benefits, Bell explains the cabin offers a luxurious experience and an easy, smooth ride for efficient business travel or personal enjoyment.

Recently, the Bell 429 was selected by Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing to boost Kuwait’s Ministry of Health emergency capabilities; entered into service as the New South Wales Police Force’s premier law enforcement aircraft; completed its first delivery to Cambodia for corporate travel; and was showcased at European Rotors 2021 as the Bell 429 ESG law enforcement demonstrator, which recently achieved certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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