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Bell Helicopter Gains Altitude in Europe

May 16, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

May 16, 2012, Geneva, Sui. - Bell Helicopter announced at EBACE it completed deliveries of six of its newest aircraft in Europe during the last month.

Three Bell 407GX aircraft, the first of its kind in Europe, took flight in Belgium, Denmark and, most recently, Iceland. Bell also delivered three additional Bell 429 aircraft in Russia and Ukraine.

"We are excited about the tremendous customer response to the new generation of Bell aircraft. The Bell 407GX is attracting interest from corporate, private and utility operators due to its speed, range and state-of-the-art Garmin G1000H flight deck that maximizes pilot situational awareness. In short, the Bell 407GX delivers exceptional performance and improved safety characteristics," said Danny Maldonado Bell's executive vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing.

Bell Helicopter is showcasing at EBACE the versatile 429 outfitted for corporate missions. The aircraft is midway through a European demo tour; upcoming stops include Belgium, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Serbia.

Maldonado added, "Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the Bell 429, which serves the full spectrum of segments – air medical, law enforcement, oil & gas, utility and corporate. Customers appreciate the 429's spacious cabin, plus Transport Canada's certification increasing the 429 gross weight up to 7,500 lbs. provides a performance boost that doubles the 429's footprint and greatly increases its endurance and loiter times."



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