Bell sells first 429 with Mecaer interior to Russian customer
May 26, 2015 By Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter has announced it has sold the first Bell 429 in Russia outfitted with the Bell 429 MAGnificent luxury cabin interior created by Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG).
“We really wanted to give our customers a space that caters to their needs, and combine it with the Bell 429’s smooth, advanced performance,” said Patrick Moulay, vice president of global sales and marketing at Bell Helicopter. “Our customers in Russia are really responding to this aircraft with MAG’s luxurious cabin interior and we expect this sale is the first of many to come.
Customers can customize the cabin interior of the Bell 429 MAGnificent to a variety of seating configurations, and choose from a wide range of Italian fabrics, colours and optional equipment. MAG’s specialty custom interior incorporates two proprietary products, a passive noise abatement system called SILENS, and an In-Flight Entertainment Enhanced Lounge (I-FEEL), that provides a fully customized interactive touch screen based entertainment, communication and flight information management system.
“We are thrilled to provide the first Mecaer VVIP interior in Russia,” said Co-General Manager of Mecaer Aviation Group, Armando Sassoli. “We are proud to collaborate with Bell Helicopter on the Bell 429’s interior and look forward to supporting in service and delivery of the aircraft.”
The Bell 429 is one of the most advanced light twin helicopters ever developed, offering a fully integrated glass cockpit with advanced drive system and best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability. Additional safety features include a collective mounted throttle, damage tolerant hub and rotor system, and energy attenuating seats. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operation.