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Bell, Helisui announce plans for 429 and 505

March 17, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

March 17, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopte announced Helisul Air Taxi ordered a new Bell 429 and also signed purchase agreements for three new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft at Heli-Expo 2014, further adding to the company’s growing fleet. This was part of the nearly 200 total agreements announced at the end of the show.

"The Bell 429, in addition to its comfort and state-of-the-art technology, provides the capability of multi-mission operations associated with a low operational cost,” said Helisul President Eloy Biesuz. “These features align very well with our operational needs.”

Based in Foz do Iguaçu, Helisul Air Taxi is the largest air taxi company in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. Featuring a fleet of nearly 50 aircraft, Helisul flies multiple missions, including tourism and VIP.

“The Bell 429 is an incomparable aircraft, featuring a glass cockpit, luxury seating and superior speed and performance,” said Jay Ortiz, Bell Helicopter’s managing director of Latin America commercial business. “We are excited Helisul can now provide customers with a smooth, quiet ride in the one of the most spacious and luxurious cabins available. We also look forward to them being one of the first companies to begin operating the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in the near future.”



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