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Bell 429 helicopter global fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours

Bell 429 helicopter global fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours
Bell 429

The Bell 429 global fleet surpassed 500,000 flight hours and continues to showcase its versatility principally in VIP and corporate transport, HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services), SAR (Search And Rescue), law enforcement and other missions.

Today, more than 400 Bell 429 helicopters serve an array of customers, offering operators large cabins, intuitive displays and excellent performance.

The twin-engine platform is relied on by law enforcement agencies and search and rescue (SAR) organizations, like the Swedish National Police, New York Police Department, Canadian Coast Guard, Air Zermatt’s Swiss Alps rescue team and many more. Its optional clamshell doors easily fit litters and unwieldy cargo, allowing for easy passenger and cargo loading and unloading.

As for its corporate travel benefits, the cabin offers a luxurious experience and an easy, smooth ride for efficient business travel or personal enjoyment.

Bell 429 helicopter global fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz boards a Canadian coast guard Bell 429 helicopter from Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s (WAGB 20) flight deck while Healy was near Resolute, Nunavut, Canada on Sept. 6, 2021.
Adm. Schultz, Canadian coast guard Commissioner Mario Pelletier, and Canadian Coast Guard Assistant Commissioner Neil O’Rourke visited Healy’s crew during Healy’s Northwest Passage transit.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Michael Martini.

Recently, the Bell 429 helicopter was selected by Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing to boost Kuwait’s Ministry of Health emergency capabilities; entered into service as the New South Wales Police Force’s premier law enforcement aircraft; completed its first delivery to Cambodia for corporate travel; and was showcased at European Rotors 2021 as the Bell 429 ESG law enforcement demonstrator, which recently achieved certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Also, in 2021, the Bell 429 was again named the most-favored aircraft in the Business Jet Traveler Survey’s light twin-turbine helicopters category.

A refined and world-renowned platform, the Bell 429 stands out in its class as an unparalleled aircraft solution, capable of navigating complex missions. This latest global fleet milestone, the 500K Bell 429 flight hours (FH), validates consistent use of this remarkable platform and solidifies its position as an optimal rotorcraft solution for aviators around the world.

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