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Bell delivers third of HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

November 29, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

Photo Credit: Bell Textron Inc.

Bell Textron Inc. has delivered its third Bell 429 aircraft to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company Air Zermatt.

“Air Zermatt’s acquisition of a third Bell 429 not only highlights their devotion to providing life-saving search-and-rescue missions in a particularly demanding environment in the Swiss Alps, but also their trust in Bell in getting them through the missions quickly and safely,” said Jacinto Jose Monge, Europe managing director, Bell. “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Air Zermatt as they expand their capabilities in the region.”

With its 75-person medical personnel and flight crew, Air Zermatt provides transport, tourist flights, and rescue operations in the Swiss Alps and surrounding communities. Each year, Air Zermatt carries out around 2,000 rescue missions, the majority of which are with the Bell 429.

In addition to the delivery of their Bell 429, Air Zermatt has opted to add their entire Bell 429 fleet under Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), which Bell says protects direct maintenance costs and aircraft value over time, to keep aircraft in service longer.


“With the challenging environment that we operate in, CAP has proven to be a vital tool in ensuring the longevity of our fleet, and also provides us with one-on-one technical support at a moment’s notice,” Biner said.


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