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Oceania Aviation receives STC approval for Bell 429 Bike Rack

Oceania Aviation receives STC approval for Bell 429 Bike Rack

28-Jan-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation’s manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, has just received NZCAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of a new Bell 429 Bike Rack modification. The STC approval has been added to an existing certificate for the Bell 429 Cargo Pod, which the team has been manufacturing since 2017 (alongside the very popular AS350... Read more

UK – National Grid to add second Bell 429

UK – National Grid to add second Bell 429

18-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com can reveal that National Grid will be adding a second Bell 429 in the next few months – adding to their first example of the type which they took delivery of in the summer of 2013.  The aircraft is currently in completion with Bell Flight in Prague, Czech Republic. National Grid is responsible for... Read more

Bell Certifies New Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Device

Bell Certifies New Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Device

14-Jan-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Installation of QuantiFLYTM, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and fully automatic flight data monitoring (FDM) solution currently available for the Bell 407GXi and Bell 429. Bell developed QuantiFLYTM with... Read more

Foreign Military Sale of B412EPi and B429 to Guyana

Foreign Military Sale of B412EPi and B429 to Guyana

2-Nov-2020Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Guyana of Bell 412EPi and 429 Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $256 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Guyana has... Read more

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

24-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the... Read more

Bell bundles SiriusXM Aviation Weather & Audio with new helicopters

Bell bundles SiriusXM Aviation Weather & Audio with new helicopters

19-Aug-2020Source: SiriusXM

SiriusXM® and Bell, a leading manufacturer of helicopters and a pioneer in the advancement of aviation technology, announced today that Bell will become the first helicopter OEM to provide its customers with a three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered aviation weather, information, and audio programming services with the purchase of a new rotor wing aircraft. A... Read more

Bell Delivers the First TV News Helicopter to China

Bell Delivers the First TV News Helicopter to China

9-Jul-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered an Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Bell 429 to the Chinese national television broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). This Bell 429 is the first dedicated ENG configured helicopter in China as well as the first ENG configured Bell 429 to operate in North Asia. “It’s... Read more

Triumph To Provide Mechanical Flight Controls For Multiple Bell Platforms

Triumph To Provide Mechanical Flight Controls For Multiple Bell Platforms

24-Jun-2020Source: Triumph Group

Triumph Group [NYSE: TGI] announced that its Triumph Systems & Support business unit has been awarded a five-year contract from Bell Textron, Inc. for the supply of mechanical flight controls for multiple commercial helicopter platforms, including the Bell 429, Bell 412 and Bell 407. The contract is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) award that will... Read more

Bell Offers Comprehensive Program for new Commercial Aircraft Customers

Bell Offers Comprehensive Program for new Commercial Aircraft Customers

2-Jun-2020Source: Bell

 Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced  a new comprehensive ownership program for purchasers of new Bell commercial aircraft, including the Bell 505, Bell 407GXi, Bell 429, and SUBARU Bell 412EPX. Bell will include a one-year subscription to Garmin® OnePak™ database bundles and the Garmin Pilot™ app as part of each new aircraft purchase. Database Concierge, the... Read more

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Expanded to Include Bell 429 and Bell 505

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Expanded to Include Bell 429 and Bell 505

29-May-2020Source: Precise Flight

Precise Flight, Inc. has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include approvals for the Bell 429 and Bell 505 variations. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternatively pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a... Read more

Babcock Selects Bell 429 for Australian Special Forces bid

Babcock Selects Bell 429 for Australian Special Forces bid

28-May-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock has down selected the Bell 429 aircraft in its bid for the LAND 2097 Phase 4 Project to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations helicopter capability. As one of the world’s largest and most experienced helicopter operators, and the largest commercial operator in Australia, Babcock completed a comprehensive assessment of the platforms available... Read more

Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

12-Feb-2020Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Bell 212, 412, 427 and 429 helicopter customers now benefit from a single point of contact to learn about and enroll in aircraft and engine maintenance plans. When enrolling an aircraft into Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), customers will also have the... Read more

S.A.F.E. Delivers Custom Bell 429 Stands to Southern California Edison

S.A.F.E. Delivers Custom Bell 429 Stands to Southern California Edison

29-Jan-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announced the delivery of efficient custom designed maintenance stands at Southern California Edison (SCE) to support their beautiful Bell 429 that is on display in the Bell exhibit at HeliExpo. The custom stands located at the SCE facility are designed specifically for the Bell 429 allowing the mechanics to work on all... Read more

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

28-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft during Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. “Bell is committed to incorporating the latest technologies into our products to further improve the performance, cost of operations and support the lifecycle of aircraft,” said Susan... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance becomes fourth UK EMS operator with Air Operator Certificate

Wiltshire Air Ambulance becomes fourth UK EMS operator with Air Operator Certificate

11-Nov-2019Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is delighted to announce it has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and will return to Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) immediately. The charity is now just one of four air ambulances who hold their own Air Operator Certificate. Wiltshire Air Ambulance chief executive David Philpott says: “This has been a hard... Read more

Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for B429 and B407GXi

Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for B429 and B407GXi

6-Nov-2019Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet. “The Bell 429 and Bell 407GXi deliver exceptional speed and readiness. These aircraft provide reliability for important... Read more

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

11-Oct-2019Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the appointment of China State Grid General Aviation Co., Ltd. as a new Bell 429 Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC), making it the fifth CAAC part 145 certified Bell-authorized MRO center in China. “Bell is committed to providing first-class support and services for all customers worldwide;... Read more

Swedish Police add two more Bell 429s

Swedish Police add two more Bell 429s

1-Oct-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Police in Sweden have recently added a pair of Bell 429s to bring their fleet to a total of nine.  Funded by an anti-terrorism budget, the two arrived at Stockholm by airfreight on 5th August, courtesy of freight airline Cargolux. Now on the Swedish civil register as SE-JPN and JPO – respectively Bell MSNs 57350... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

20-Mar-2019Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has been known to offer Full-Length Wearplates designed specifically to prevent premature damage to OEM Skidtubes on a variety of aircraft models. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns a fleet of Bell 429 that operate in some of the most demanding, challenging and severe operational and environmental conditions and therefore, cannot afford any... Read more

Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

7-Mar-2019Source: Honeywell

At this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is introducing a new Mission Communications Terminal and the latest supplemental type certificate for the installation of the Aspire® 200 satellite communications system on the Bell B429. “Our latest technologies and certifications are helping the helicopter market reach a level of connectivity it has never reached before,”... Read more

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

1-Feb-2019Source: Bell

Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training. “We are excited to add Bell 429s to our flight... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance rent Explorer to cover for grounded Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance rent Explorer to cover for grounded Bell 429

10-Jan-2019Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

We are pleased to announce we intend to resume flying operations from Friday (11 January) through a contingency arrangement with Specialist Aviation Services. A back-up helicopter (MD 902) will be brought online for day flying (8am-6pm, seven days a week) for the foreseeable future. Our charity previously shared an MD 902 helicopter with Wiltshire Police... Read more

NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

8-Jan-2019Source: New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a new contractor has been chosen to supply helicopter services for our Air Support Unit in Auckland City. The change of supplier follows a tender process that commenced in early 2018 and will see our Air Support Unit relocating from its present location in Mechanics Bay to Auckland Heliport in Onehunga.... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance grounded by Heli Charter liquidation

Wiltshire Air Ambulance grounded by Heli Charter liquidation

4-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) have had to ground their Bell 429 helicopter after their operator Heli Charter Ltd went into voluntary liquidation. That move means that the company is no longer trading, which in turn invalidates their Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on which WAA relies. Without a nominated AOC holder, they cannot fly. WAA issued... Read more

Bell to showcase at MEBAA 2018

Bell to showcase at MEBAA 2018

5-Dec-2018Source: Bell Flight

Recognized for world-class innovation, precision and quality, Bell offers premium comfort coupled with safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service. The Bell 429 and Bell 505 helicopters combine sleek exterior lines and meticulously crafted bespoke interiors for the most comfortable in-flight experience. The Bell 505 and Bell 429 have become a staple for private transport around... Read more

Bell showcases at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018

Bell showcases at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018

28-Nov-2018Source: Bell Flight

BELL is proud to be participating in this year’s edition of Japan International Aerospace Exhibition on booth #7401. BELL has a long  history in Japan and has been collaborating with SUBARU Corporation for over 60 years. We were the first OEM to deliver military helicopters in 1954 to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)... Read more

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

22-Oct-2018Source: Bell Flight

Visit Bell during IACP booth #2001 to speak to a Bell representative about how we are continuing to drive innovation in the law enforcement segment and view Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Bell 429. At Bell, we pride ourselves for being one of the leading aircraft providers for law enforcement agencies around the world including, New York... Read more

Bell Delivers Three B429s

Bell Delivers Three B429s

2-Oct-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “The Bell 429 delivers exceptional speed and aircraft readiness when minutes matter,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Commercial Business, Americas. “Bell is incredibly proud to provide aircraft to support the men and women of Mercy... Read more

UAE operator EDIC Horizon orders Bell 429 simulator

UAE operator EDIC Horizon orders Bell 429 simulator

16-Aug-2018Source: Entrol

EDIC Horizon, a flight training organization located in UAE, has purchased from Entrol a H14 FNPT III MCC simulator. The H14 simulator is based on a Bell 429 and it is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units. It features 200º x 70º spherical visual, high resolution database with mission scenarios and vibration system... Read more

Bell Announces the Delivery of Bell 429s to Jamaica Defence Force

Bell Announces the Delivery of Bell 429s to Jamaica Defence Force

14-Aug-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). A third Bell 429 is scheduled for delivery to the JDF next year. The three aircraft will be used to complete a range of missions including, search and rescue, medical evacuations, natural disaster relief,... Read more

Bell 429 Celebrates over 330 000 hours of operation

Bell 429 Celebrates over 330 000 hours of operation

19-Jul-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is excited to announce that the Bell 429 global fleet has exceeded 330,000 hours of operation. With 325 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets, the Bell 429 footprint continues to grow, with recent new orders and deliveries: The Swedish Police Authority has purchased two additional Bell 429 helicopters,... Read more

Bell to feature Nassau County Police 429 at APSCON

Bell to feature Nassau County Police 429 at APSCON

12-Jul-2018Source: Bell Flight

This year, Bell will be attending the Advancing Public Safety Conference (APSCON) July 9-14, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. At booth #108, Bell will display the Bell 429 and feature one of our loyal customers, Nassau County Police Department. Come stop by and meet with our regional sales managers and our customer support and service representatives. Nassau County’s... Read more

Air Zermatt celebrates 50 years of operations with B429 delivery

Air Zermatt celebrates 50 years of operations with B429 delivery

21-May-2018Source: Bell Flight

Notable transportation and rescue company, Air Zermatt, commemorates 50 years of high mountain operations in the Swiss Alps and celebrates the delivery of a new Bell 429 aircraft. The aviation organization maintains a close relationship with Bell. “There is no better way for us to celebrate such a significant milestone than with an exciting addition... Read more

Bell annonces sale of 2 B429s to EDIC Horizon

Bell annonces sale of 2 B429s to EDIC Horizon

3-May-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced a signature from EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport,EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide unparalleled flight training to a variety of international students. “We are thrilled to add... Read more

Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

12-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Bell is looking to increase their market in Malaysia in 2018. They are planning to do this by selling their Bell 525 Relentless, Bell 429 Global Ranger and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to both private companies and military authorities. Currently, Malaysia are using models such as the Bell 429, Bell 206 and Bell 407,... Read more

Bell delivers 20th EMS configured B429

Bell delivers 20th EMS configured B429

15-Dec-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Heliand. The delivery took place at the Bell Helicopter’s Prague facility. The aircraft is configured to support Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and Search and Rescue (SAR) in Andorra. This marks the 20th HEMS configured aircraft delivered in 2017. “We continue to see strong... Read more

Mercy Flight signs for three more 429s

Mercy Flight signs for three more 429s

13-Nov-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for three additional Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “Mercy Flight and Bell Helicopter have shared a rich history since they started their business more than 35 years ago using a Bell 206 Jet Ranger,” said Anthony Moreland, vice president, North... Read more

Heliand add Bell 429 to fleet

Heliand add Bell 429 to fleet

25-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The principality of Andorra, nestled in the Pyrennes mountains between France and Spain, is the latest country to have a Bell 429.  Local operator Heliand was noted operating serial number 57324 on Friday 20th, still carrying its Canadian test registration C-FUBT.  The aircrraft is painted in the same yellow and blue scheme that their EC135... Read more

Bell announces British CSF for 429s

Bell announces British CSF for 429s

10-Oct-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter announced AS Aerospace Ltd., the newest appointed Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) at Helitech International 2017. AS Aerospace Ltd. will offer Bell 429 field maintenance. “The Bell 429 has proven to be very popular in Europe and as we grow our business globally, it’s important we continue to provide operators with... Read more

Commercial Bell Helicopter at Helitech 2017

Commercial Bell Helicopter at Helitech 2017

3-Oct-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

During Helitech International 2017, Bell Helicopter will display Eastern Atlantic Helicopter’s VIP-configured Bell 429 at stand C40. The Bell 429 sets the bar for light twin helicopters on the market. With more than 300 Bell 429s in operation around the world, Europe continues to be a key market for this aircraft and is home to... Read more

Able Aerospace announces Bell 429 component capabilities

Able Aerospace announces Bell 429 component capabilities

12-Sep-2017Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of repair and overhaul services for the Bell 429, a helicopter with features that support the mission of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and related public service operators. “We pride ourselves on working at the speed of... Read more

Bell announces corporate sales of 407GXP and 429 helicopters in Europe

Bell announces corporate sales of 407GXP and 429 helicopters in Europe

24-Jul-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for three VIP-configured aircraft in Europe for the sale of a Bell 429 to both Helix Av. in the United Kingdom and King’s Casino in the Czech Republic and the sale of a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Italy. “Bell Helicopter... Read more

Slovakia military orders nine Bell 429s

Slovakia military orders nine Bell 429s

21-May-2017Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Slovakia for Bell 429 light utility helicopters. The estimated cost is $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. Slovakia has requested a possible sale... Read more

Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Receives Delivery of B429

Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Receives Delivery of B429

15-May-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Co., Ltd. (Beijing Jinyu). The customer’s Bell 429 is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities including Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Beijing Jinyu accepted the delivery at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, Canada.  “The Bell 429... Read more

Tata Steel Ltd. Adds Second Bell 429 to Fleet

Tata Steel Ltd. Adds Second Bell 429 to Fleet

20-Apr-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Tata Steel Group has purchased a second Bell 429 helicopter to support their steel production operations. Tata Steel Group has been in operation for over a century and is among the world’s top steel companies with operations in 26 countries. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra,... Read more

Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

20-Apr-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of a Bell 429 to Meghna Aviation Ltd. (Meghna) in Bangladesh, making it the first Bell 429 to operate in Bangladesh providing corporate, leisure and utility charter.   “As Bangladeshi operators move to twin-engine helicopters to bring more performance to their missions,... Read more

Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

20-Apr-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument... Read more

Bell and United Rotorcraft Deliver First EMS Helicopter in China

Bell and United Rotorcraft Deliver First EMS Helicopter in China

12-Apr-2017Source: Textron

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and United Rotorcraft announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Reignwood Investment, Ltd., (Reignwood). The aircraft will serve as the first Bell helicopter for Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions in China. “We are proud to partner with United Rotorcraft to deliver the first HEMS Bell 429 to... Read more

Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

13-Mar-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bob and Steven Dengler, a father-son team, and pilot Rob MacDuff, announced today in the Bell Helicopter booth at Heli-Expo 2017 that this summer, they will fly their first ever Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight in their Bell 429. Bob, Steven and Rob joined Bell Helicopter leadership in their booth to announce their plans and celebrate... Read more

NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

9-Mar-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

–Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signing of a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Nakanihon Air Service Co., Ltd. (NNK). The two new aircraft will be delivered later this year and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). NNK purchased its first Bell Helicopter, a Bell 47G-2... Read more

Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

8-Mar-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aviation Bureau while at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas. Arizona DPS Aviation Bureau’s new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for Search and Rescue, Border Protection... Read more

Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

27-Feb-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the completion of the first fully customized aircraft from its new European state-of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly customized Bell 429 EMS configured aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s delivery center in Prague. The Bell... Read more

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

30-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Analysis of Bell’s delivery data from the quarterly financial statements of parent company Textron show a marked 35% drop in commercial helicopter deliveries in 2016 with 114 units compared to 175 in 2015.  It is important to look at a further level of detail in these numbers, as Bell clearly make a wide range of... Read more

Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429

Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429

16-Jan-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 to the Department of Health, Puerto Rico. The aircraft is configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and equipped to conduct medical rescue missions throughout the region. “The Bell 429 has proven its capabilities in a number of mission... Read more

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

13-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Charter, based at Manston UK, have recently relinquished the title of Customer Service Facility for Bell Helicopter.  While we are not clear what prompted this move, or which party instigated the change, Bell have confirmed to HeliHub.com that  “While Heli Charter is no longer a Bell authorized customer service facility, we continue to maintain... Read more

Bell training centre in Spain now certified and open for business

Bell training centre in Spain now certified and open for business

13-Jan-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility. BTA-Valencia was designed to... Read more

Bell and TRU Simulation prepare to open in Spain

Bell and TRU Simulation prepare to open in Spain

17-Oct-2016Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, today announced new updates in their continued progress with their training center in Valencia, Spain – continuing to meet commitments to bring a regional training solution to Europe. The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) – Valencia, Powered by TRU Simulation + Training is designed... Read more

Helitech 2016: Bell very serious about European expansion plans

Helitech 2016: Bell very serious about European expansion plans

13-Oct-2016Source: Allan Blake

I met up with Jakub Hoda at Helitech, the Managing Director for Bell in Europe and Asia. Jakub is the one in the middle in the photograph at the Bell stand, accompanied by his Customer Support colleagues from the USA (Ray Lamas and Michael Reagan).  The immediate thing that strikes you during the meeting is... Read more

Gyronimo create customised app for Swedish Police

Gyronimo create customised app for Swedish Police

5-Oct-2016Source: Gyronimo

Gyronimo LLC recently completed the development of a customized weight & balance and performance iPad application for a new fleet of seven Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopters for the Swedish National Police. This fleet, received in the winter of 2015/2016, is being used by law enforcement for search and rescue, including mountain rescue, and is now... Read more

Bell takes 429, 407GX and 525 mockup to Monaco Yacht Show

Bell takes 429, 407GX and 525 mockup to Monaco Yacht Show

13-Sep-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will debut its much anticipated Bell 525 Relentless at the 26th annual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), September 28 through October 1. As the only helicopter company on the ground at the show, Bell Helicopter will also display the Bell 429 and the Bell 407GX, both part of... Read more

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

Bell takes three helicopters to LABACE 2016

30-Aug-2016Source: Bell

Bell announced its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 30 through September 1 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil. Leadership from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available in chalet 5112 to discuss their state-of-the-art product lineup,... Read more

EASA approves Bell 429 Bear Paw from Alpine Aerotech

EASA approves Bell 429 Bear Paw from Alpine Aerotech

17-Aug-2016Source: Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech announced that it has officially secured European Aviation Safety Agency approval for its robust Bell 429 Bear Paw Kit, previously approved by Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration. Alpine Aerotech has incorporated several intelligent design features, which ultimately reduce installation time and enhance overall aircraft performance. Including an innovative clamping system, the... Read more

Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

31-Jul-2016Source: AEM

AEM has been selected to provide its new generation loudspeaker systems to Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd for two B429 helicopters purchased by the Indonesian National Police. The aircraft were signed for at the 2016 Singapore Airshow during a formal signing ceremony. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support law enforcement activities... Read more

Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

21-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that HALO-Flight, a helicopter emergency medical service (EMS) in Texas, has signed their Bell 429 for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) – the second U.S. based EMS customer to sign for the new service solution. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide customers with comprehensive coverage... Read more

RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

14-Jul-2016Source: Ruag

This latest Customer Service Facility agreement reconfirms RUAG Aviation’s participation in the Bell global network and marks an important milestone for the aviation company. “Becoming an Authorised Customer Service Facility is an important step towards strengthening our helicopter service portfolio in Europe. We look forward to continue working closely with Bell and supporting our European... Read more

Heli Charter to display new 407 GXP at Heli UK Expo and Farnborough

Heli Charter to display new 407 GXP at Heli UK Expo and Farnborough

22-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Organisers of Heli UK Expo have confirmed that Heli Charter will be displaying the new Bell 407GXP which they are delivering to Topflight Aviation at the event at Sywell, UK from 30th June to 2nd July.  Gary Slater of Heli Charter confirmed to HeliHub.com that this will be accompanied by the blue Bell 505 mockup,... Read more

Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

27-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Mercy Flight Western New York have this week opened a new facility in Springville, behind the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony was completed on Monday afternoon.  The 3,600-square-foot hangar and Mercy EMS base is expected to improve response times by allowing the nonprofit organization to position its aircraft and crews closer... Read more

Mecaer announces US launch customer for 429 MAGnificent interior

Mecaer announces US launch customer for 429 MAGnificent interior

26-May-2016Source: Mecaer

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today it has signed with a United States based customer to take delivery of a Bell 429 MAGnificent interior. The signing is the first for a North American operator under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight rules. The announcement follows a recent validation with the FAA. The luxury interior for... Read more

Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

18-May-2016Source: 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... Read more

Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

Mecaer Aviation Group Signs Brazilian Agent

3-May-2016Source: Mecaer

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today it has signed an agreement with CJW Aviation and Mr. Carlos Jorge. CJW will represent MAG’s Cabin Comfort System division in Brazil. The agreement between the two organizations outlines an arrangement in which CJW will represent MAG for helicopter interiors in various configurations – oil and gas, utility,... Read more

Bell takes 429 with Mecaer interior on tour of South America

Bell takes 429 with Mecaer interior on tour of South America

8-Apr-2016

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces plans to showcase the performance capabilities and luxury interior of the Bell 429 MAGnificent through a series of customer demo flights in South America. Bell Helicopter last demonstrated the Bell 429’s capability in a five-month demo tour in 2014, and customers continue to respond. To date,... Read more

Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

6-Apr-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that Heli Charter UK will be its Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) launch customer for the European region – choosing the support solution on their existing Bell 429. The company additionally secured an order for a 407GXP through Heli Charter UK, for a private customer. Heli... Read more

Chihuahua State Government takes delivery of Bell 429

Chihuahua State Government takes delivery of Bell 429

30-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua. “The performance capabilities that the Bell 429 offers, combined with a high level of comfort and flexibility, continue to be a... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard accepts last of 15 Bell 429s

Canadian Coast Guard accepts last of 15 Bell 429s

15-Mar-2016Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and Jody Thomas, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, accepted today the last new light-lift helicopter into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. After being awarded a contract in May 2014, Bell... Read more

JSSI Launches Parts-Only Programs For AW139 and Bell 429

JSSI Launches Parts-Only Programs For AW139 and Bell 429

4-Mar-2016Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced its Parts-Only Program is now available for the Finmeccanica (formerly AgustaWestland) AW139 and the Bell 429. “Last year we introduced the Parts-Only Program for the AS350 market and we are now excited to expand this offering... Read more

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