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Bell delivers Indonesia’s first Designer Series 429 helicopter

March 26, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

The Designer Series aircraft features luxury leathers, improved upholstery, metal finishing and hardwood flooring. (Photo: Bell Textron)

Bell Textron delivered Indonesia’s first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to SOTA Holdings. PT National Utility Helicopters (NUH), one of Indonesia’s largest helicopter operators and management companies, will manage and operate the Bell 429 for a Jakarta-based agribusiness operating in East Kalimantan.

Earlier in March, Bell reached an agreement with Japan General Aviation Service Group (JGAS) to acquire Japan’s first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter. JGAS provides aircraft sales and aftermarket support services.

Japan’s first Designer Series Bell 429 sold to Japan General Aviation Service Group

“The seamless customization of the Bell 429 for SOTA Holdings Pte Ltd, is the first helicopter from our Designer Series lineup which shall be used in Indonesia, epitomizes our commitment to meeting those needs,” said Sameer Rehman, managing director, Asia Pacific, Bell. Over the past year, Bell delivered five Bell 429 helicopters to customers across Asia Pacific in corporate and law enforcement segments.


Rehman continues to state that the Bell 429 continues to be the light twin helicopter of choice in the corporate and government segments across the region. There are currently more than 450 Bell 429s operating worldwide, clocking over 602,000 global flight hours.


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