18-May-2016 Source: Bell
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company is delighted to announce the delivery and entry into service of the Swedish National Police’s seven Bell 429 helicopters. The fleet is being used for law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, across Sweden.
“This is now the largest Bell 429 fleet in operation in the European Union,” said Jakub Hoda, Bell Helicopter Managing Director for Europe and Russia. “Customers in Europe have shown great interest in the Bell 429 for law enforcement [and search and rescue?] (Editor note – we have left those square brackets and the question in the text as that was exactly the text Bell supplied to us – even if we were surprised that it was obviously not a final version of the press release) operation. Over a quarter of the Bell 429s in service across Europe today are flying parapublic missions, demonstrating the superior performance of the Bell 429.”
The Bell 429 continues to gain customers in police forces around the world. Bell Helicopter has delivered 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police, four Bell 429s to the New York Police Department, and the first of two Bell 429s to the Slovakian Police.