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Detective injured in 20 foot fall from NYPD helicopter

Detective injured in 20 foot fall from NYPD helicopter

8-Dec-2022Source: HeliHub.com

An NYPD detective recently fell from a Bell 429 helicopter after grabbing a rapelling rope that was not correctly secured.  The incident happened on a training exercise at the NYPD Academy in Queens on the afternoon of 1st December.  The detective Thursday afternoon, and “snapped his leg in half,” police said. A video of the... Read more

01-Dec-22 N919PD Bell 429 Queens, US-New York

01-Dec-22 N919PD Bell 429 Queens, US-New York

1-Dec-2022

Police officer injured in 15-20 foot fall from helicopter after grabbing a rappelling rope that was not sufficiently secured.  Video here... Read more

Bell profiles the 429 in EMS ops in Europe

Bell profiles the 429 in EMS ops in Europe

16-Nov-2022Source: Bell

Having the best possible aircraft available couldn’t be more critical than when it comes to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) mission. For many emergency scenarios, helicopters remain the sole method of transporting patients to hospitals – whether it’s due to the patient being in an inhospitable prehospital location or because they need transfer to... Read more

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

15-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

As one of the longest run scheduled services in the world, the route from Penzance Heliport on the the south-west tip of England across open water to the Isles of Scilly has always attracted interest within the industry.  The 36 mile route has been flown by helicopters – with a couple of notable breaks –... Read more

Bell Announces Purchase Agreement for Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

Bell Announces Purchase Agreement for Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

10-Nov-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. This marks the third Bell HEMS-configured aircraft to operate in the Swiss transportation and rescue company’s active fleet. “Air Zermatt operates in one of the most demanding environments in the world to perform search and... Read more

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing takes delivery of Third B429

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing takes delivery of Third B429

10-Nov-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered a Bell 429 helicopter to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL), which will be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS delivery in the country. “I’m delighted to see this delivery and honored... Read more

UK – National Grid and WPD fleets merge into one

UK – National Grid and WPD fleets merge into one

31-Oct-2022

As part of the acquisition by National Grid of Western Power Distribution (WPD), two helicopter fleets are being merged into one.  National Grid have three helicopters – two Bell 429s and an older Airbus AS355NP – in blue/white colour schemes.  The WPD fleet comprised of five Airbus EC135s, four 1999-build EC135P1 aircraft acquired from German... Read more

Turkish Forestry achieves 95% readiness with Bell 429

Turkish Forestry achieves 95% readiness with Bell 429

26-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell has announced that the Turkish Directorate General of Forestry (DGF) has achieved 95% operational readiness for nine years with its fleet of Bell 429 helicopters. With over 6,000 total fleet hours, the DGF has maintained this superior standard on its Bell aircraft, kits, and components. For nine years, the DGF has protected the... Read more

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

17-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three-channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the... Read more

First Wheeled Landing Gear Bell 429 in Australia delivered to Alto Group

First Wheeled Landing Gear Bell 429 in Australia delivered to Alto Group

18-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the sale  and delivery of a Bell 429 in a wheeled landing gear (WLG) configuration to Australia’s Alto Group. This would be the first Bell 429 WLG helicopter in Australia and Alto Group’s third Bell helicopter. The Alto Group is a leading Australian automotive retailer, employing... Read more

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the Bell 429

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the Bell 429

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced a new Designer Series interior for the Bell 429. The Bell 429 complete with the new interior debuted at HAI’s Heli-Expo. The Designer Series interior upgrades all cabin materials including: High-quality leathers Enhanced flooring – hardwood and carpet options Improved seat tailoring that’s now removeable... Read more

Queensland Police order Bell 429s

Queensland Police order Bell 429s

21-Feb-2022Source: Queensland Government

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced new ‘eyes in the sky’ to help police fight crime. Three new state of the art Bell 429 helicopters will become part of the POLAIR fleet to patrol the south-east, replacing the existing two helicopters which have reliably served the Queensland community for almost a decade. In addition, the Palaszczuk... Read more

10th Bell 429 delivery in the Philippines

10th Bell 429 delivery in the Philippines

17-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc. has delivered the 10th Bell 429 to a corporate customer in the Philippines, demonstrating the Bell 429’s continued popularity among corporate customers in the Philippines who value the Bell 429’s reliability, smooth and quiet ride, and Bell’s industry-leading support and services. Earlier this year, the Bell 429 marked a milestone, surpassing 500,000... Read more

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

7-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Starting off the year at Bell with a major milestone, the Bell 429 surpassed 500,000 global fleet hours and continues to showcase its versatility throughout corporate, HEMS, law enforcement and utility missions. Today, more than 400 Bell 429 aircraft serve an array of customers, offering operators large cabins, intuitive displays and excellent performance. The twin-engine... Read more

Küçükpazarlı Aerospace extends Bell 429 parts agreement

Küçükpazarlı Aerospace extends Bell 429 parts agreement

1-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in Turkey is reporting that Küçükpazarlı Aerospace has extended its parts supply agreement with Bell.  Having manufactured parts for Bell for four years now, they are reported as having an agreement to produce parts for the Bell 429 until 2028. Küçükpazarlı Aerospace produces over 1 million parts annually from 8 different facilities across the... Read more

21-Nov-21 OE-XCE Bell 429WLG Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1F)

21-Nov-21 OE-XCE Bell 429WLG Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1F)

21-Nov-2021

Crashed and caught fire on landing.  Weather reported as foggy.  Pilot was the only person on board.... Read more

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

19-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Helitrans Pyrinees S.L. took delivery of its first Bell 429 in March 2021. Renowned for its class-leading capabilities and flexible platform, the Bell 429 has enabled the Spanish operator to expand into special missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and firefighting. “The 429 was an easy decision for us. The spacious cabin, impressive mountain... Read more

Bell Announces Agreement for Five Aircraft to Corporate Customers in Ukraine

Bell Announces Agreement for Five Aircraft to Corporate Customers in Ukraine

18-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at European Rotors purchase agreements for five aircraft to customers in Ukraine. “Both the Bell 429 and 505 continue to make exceptional progress in the European market, especially as ideal platforms for private travel,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia, Bell.... Read more

Bell 429 Strengthens Public Security Forces Across Europe

Bell 429 Strengthens Public Security Forces Across Europe

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

From the world’s first police helicopter placed into service in 1948 to an ever-expanding role in public safety missions throughout the world, Bell’s commitment has been unwavering to product performance, service and support offerings. In Europe, the Bell 429 equipped with ESG’s Mission Management System is the definitive platform for public safety missions. For these... Read more

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Canada, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the delivery of a new Bell 429 helicopter to the Coast Guard at Bell’s Mirabel facility. The delivery, which occurred on September 15, marks an important milestone for both Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. For Bell, it... Read more

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

15-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of a Bell 429 helicopter in Kuwait to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) to be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS sale in the country. The aircraft is expected to... Read more

New South Wales Police launches three new Bell 429s

New South Wales Police launches three new Bell 429s

28-Oct-2021Source: NSW Police

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) Aviation Command’s newest high-tech helicopters have been officially launched at a commissioning ceremony in Sydney today. The three Bell 429 helicopters – PolAir 1, 3 and 4 – will be used to support the Force with patrols, search and rescue, surveillance, and specialist operations across the state. The choppers carry... Read more

Bell 505 and 429 recognized in Business Jet Traveler survey

Bell 505 and 429 recognized in Business Jet Traveler survey

19-Oct-2021Source: Bell

For the fifth consecutive year, the Bell 505 earned the top spot in the Business Jet Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Survey as the preferred customer aircraft in the light single-turbine helicopters category. This is one of the many praises the aircraft has received as it continues to garner global attention for its standout benefits and advanced technology. From utility... Read more

06-Oct-21 N505TJ Bell 429 Batavia, US-New York

06-Oct-21 N505TJ Bell 429 Batavia, US-New York

7-Oct-2021

Helicopter was inbound from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Operator’s post on Facebook stated : Mercy Flight’s Batavia-based helicopter N505TJ was involved in a hard landing near the Genesee County Airport. No patients were onboard at the time of the incident, and all four of the Mercy Flight crew members involved sustained no injuries as a... Read more

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

27-Sep-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for protective floor and cargo panels designed for Bell 429 aircraft. Alpine Aerotech worked closely with both domestic, and international customers to ensure the kit is suitable... Read more

13-Sep-21 PK-CAW Bell 429 Budiarto, Indonesia

13-Sep-21 PK-CAW Bell 429 Budiarto, Indonesia

13-Sep-2021

Training flight, heavy landing from 300ft and subsequent roll-over onto its port side. The helicopter belongs to the Ministry of Transportation’s Aviation Facility Calibration Center (BBKFP Kemenhub). Three on board exited OK #Foto Helikopter itu sempat naik 100 meter, tapi turun lagi, kemudian terguling. Begini potretnya: https://t.co/UcXd9uN9Ko — detikcom (@detikcom) September 13, 2021    ... Read more

AeroBrigham to debut Bell 429 law enforcement station at APSCON

AeroBrigham to debut Bell 429 law enforcement station at APSCON

26-Jul-2021Source: AeroBrigham

Maintenance, repair, overhaul, completion and aircraft specialty support center, AeroBrigham will present their newly developed Bell 429 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) station during the upcoming Airborne Public Safety Association Annual Convention (APSCON) 2021 convention, 28-30 July in New Orleans, Louisiana. The development of the cabin-mounted law enforcement TFO station is the result of a contract... Read more

Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

16-Jul-2021Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard helps keep Canada’s waters safe, clean, and more accessible to keep our economy moving. In support of these missions, the Coast Guard operates a fleet of 22 helicopters. These helicopters and pilots provide support to ships engaged in critical maritime work including aids to navigation, environmental response, icebreaking operations, and in support... Read more

Ascent launches EMS operations in the Philippines

Ascent launches EMS operations in the Philippines

12-May-2021Source: Ascent

The Medical City, a leading healthcare provider in the Philippines, announces the launch of their partnership with Ascent, Asia’s on-demand helicopter service that enables travel in a crowd-free and controlled environment. Patients and personnel of The Medical City are now only minutes away from its healthcare network by flying in and out of its world-class... Read more

28-Apr-21 N53DE Bell 429 Eden, US-North Carolina (1F)

28-Apr-21 N53DE Bell 429 Eden, US-North Carolina (1F)

28-Apr-2021

Helicopter was involved in a routine powerline inspection when it went down on the edge of a wood close to the lines, then burning out.  Two passengers were seriously injured, and the pilot was fatally injured... Read more

GPMS Receives STC on Bell 429 Platform

GPMS Receives STC on Bell 429 Platform

27-Apr-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS announced that it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its helicopter health monitoring system Foresight MX on the Bell 429 GlobalRanger. GPMS’s system offers advanced Flight Data Monitoring and Health and Usage Monitoring in one integrated package making it ideal for safety-conscious operators. Duke Energy served as the STC partner on the... Read more

Tennessee Valley Authority picks GPMS Foresight HUMS

Tennessee Valley Authority picks GPMS Foresight HUMS

16-Feb-2021Source: GPMS

The Tennessee Valley Authority has selected GPMS’ Foresight MX Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System, to provide service on current Bell 407GXi aircraft as well as on planned fleet additions, including an MD530 and Bell 429. Jed Kalkstein, President of GPMS, said “We are pleased to announce our agreement with the TVA. This contract shows... Read more

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 Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

21-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish Director General of Forestry was presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates six Bell 429s for its mission of protecting the forests and other natural resources of Turkey. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “We are thrilled to... Read more

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

21-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “It is an honor to award the Turkish National Police this plaque for... 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

AeroBrigham awarded Jamaica Defence Force Bell 429 integration contract

AeroBrigham awarded Jamaica Defence Force Bell 429 integration contract

9-Jun-2020Source: AeroBrigham

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider AeroBrigham has announced the contract award of systems integration for nine Bell 429 helicopters destined for the Jamaica Defence Force. The company has inducted and is performing work on the initial two airframes at their main facility in Decatur, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area metroplex.... 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

Jamaica Defence Force picks CNC for airborne mission suites on 429 fleet

Jamaica Defence Force picks CNC for airborne mission suites on 429 fleet

11-May-2020Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today its selection by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to deploy airborne mission suites for the organization’s fleet of Bell 429 helicopters. Custom developed to support the JDF’s national security and public safety missions, the new systems... Read more

05-Mar-20 RP-3086 Bell 429 San Pedro, Philippines

05-Mar-20 RP-3086 Bell 429 San Pedro, Philippines

5-Mar-2020

Struck powerlines shortly after takeoff, with brown-out a contributing factor. Minor injuries reported to 6 and serious injuries to 2.  ... 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

Tennessee Valley Authority orders two Bell 429s and two 407GXi

Tennessee Valley Authority orders two Bell 429s and two 407GXi

29-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will add four Bell aircraft including two Bell 429 and the first two IFR configured Bell 407GXi aircraft to their fleet, bringing their total to six Bell aircraft. TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity... 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 429 – TB_429-18-58 – Bellcrank Assemblies

Bell 429 – TB_429-18-58 – Bellcrank Assemblies

3-Dec-2018Source: Bell

This Technical Bulletin introduces the procedures to upgrade the 429-001-523-101/- 103 and 429-001-532-101/-103 bellcrank assemblies to the latest configuration 429- 001-523-107 and 429-001-532-107 which utilizes corrosion resistant steel bearings. Bellcranks upgraded in accordance with this Technical Bulletin will not be affected by PART II of the Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) 429-15-21 Revision B. Customers should... 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

Bell 429 – FAA AD 2018-21-15 – Rod End

Bell 429 – FAA AD 2018-21-15 – Rod End

23-Oct-2018Source: FAA

We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-13-03 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2017-13-03 required adding an identification number to life-limited rod ends that do not have a serial number (S/N). Since we issued AD 2017-13-03, an additional life-limited rod end was identified that is affected by the same unsafe... Read more

Bell 429 – FAA AD 2018-16-51 – Tail rotor gearbox

Bell 429 – FAA AD 2018-16-51 – Tail rotor gearbox

22-Oct-2018Source: FAA

We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters as Emergency AD 2018-16-51, dated July 26, 2018, which superseded Emergency AD 2018-15-51, dated July 20, 2018. This AD requires inspecting the... 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

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