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Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

28-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting and parapublic missions globally and add to Bell’s total fleet of 500 Bell 429s worldwide. “Bell is honored... Read more

Philippines – Sky Yard Aviation Corp buys Bell 429

Philippines – Sky Yard Aviation Corp buys Bell 429

26-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a highly customized Bell 429 helicopter to Sky Yard Aviation Corporation in the Philippines. The delivery of this aircraft, completed at the end of 2023, brings the total number of Bell 429 helicopters operating in the Philippines to twelve. This particular Bell 429... Read more

Bell Showcases Designer Series Bell 429 at Singapore Airshow

Bell Showcases Designer Series Bell 429 at Singapore Airshow

21-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, will showcase the Designer Series Bell 429 commercial helicopter for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Singapore Airshow 2024. The Designer Series elevates the Bell 429 cabin experience with superior leathers specially tailored to cover seats, consoles, door accent panels and headliner. Also included are... Read more

Helicopter Express Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

Helicopter Express Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

16-Feb-2024Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced that Helicopter Express has completed their first installation of Foresight MX, the industry’s leading HUMS solution, on their new Bell 429.  Additionally, Helicopter Express has placed a follow-on order of Foresight MX for their new Bell 412EPX. Based in Tate, Georgia, Helicopter Express operates a mixed fleet of utility and firefighting aircraft throughout the... Read more

Arizona DPS awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

Arizona DPS awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

14-Feb-2024

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) was recently awarded a 5-year contract by the Arizona Department of Safety (AZ/DPS) to deliver multiple initial to advanced level synthetic and live flight training for all AZ/DPS Bell 429 SAR Pilots, Hoist System Operators, and Paramedic Rescue Specialists operating at their 3 aviation units in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff.... Read more

Queensland Police introduces EC135 ops ahead of fleet switch to Bell 429

Queensland Police introduces EC135 ops ahead of fleet switch to Bell 429

25-Jan-2024Source: ABC News

Police forced to grapple with a spate of dramatic stolen car offences in Townsville finally have encrypted radios and a dedicated helicopter to fight crime from the sky. Longstanding calls for aerial support in the north Queensland city intensified last month after almost 80 vehicles were stolen within a week. The Queensland government has announced... Read more

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

8-Jan-2024Source: US Army

Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office, Security Assistance Management Directorate, Bell, and Security Cooperation Officers for Guatemala, pose for a photo in front of the Guatemalan Air Force’s new Bell 429 helicopter Dec. 12, 2023. The helicopter was purchased through the Army’s Foreign Military Sales program and will... Read more

Bell delivers third EMS 429 to Air Zermatt

Bell delivers third EMS 429 to Air Zermatt

29-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at European Rotors 2023, the delivery of its third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt. “Air Zermatt’s acquisition of a third Bell 429 not only highlights their devotion to providing life-saving search-and-rescue missions in a particularly demanding environment in the Swiss Alps, but also their... Read more

Bell presenting live B412 firefighting demonstration at European Rotors

Bell presenting live B412 firefighting demonstration at European Rotors

24-Nov-2023Source: Bell

For decades, Bell has held an active presence in the European market by acting as a vital partner in providing innovative and high-performing aircraft for customers across the region. With hundreds of commercial aircraft groups, public safety, military, and HEMS customers, Bell continues to make its mark across the region. At this year’s largest rotorcraft-only... Read more

Bell delivers first 429 for oil/gas ops in West Africa

Bell delivers first 429 for oil/gas ops in West Africa

15-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Editor Note – although this is published here within minutes of it being issued by Bell, this Bell 429 physically arrived at the Caverton Helicopters hangar over four months ago on 11th July 2023 Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited for a Bell... Read more

Delaware State Police marks 100 Years with Bell 429 Purchase

Delaware State Police marks 100 Years with Bell 429 Purchase

2-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Delaware State Police (DSP). In addition to law enforcement operations, the Bell 429 will also aid in the completion of emergency medical services and search-and-rescue operations. “This year, Bell joins in DSP’s celebration of an incredible achievement,”... Read more

Life Flight Network Grows Air Ambulance Fleet

Life Flight Network Grows Air Ambulance Fleet

2-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical program in the country, has added two additional Bell 407GXi helicopters and plans to accept delivery of an additional Bell 429 in December. With 22 Bell aircraft, Life Flight Network is the largest air medical operator... Read more

HeliTSA launches PW200 Series Training in Australia

HeliTSA launches PW200 Series Training in Australia

30-Oct-2023Source: HeliTSA

HeliTSA is expanding its suite of engine courses to include P&WC PW200 Series engine type training. With PW200 engines used in EC135, Bell 429 and AW109 aircraft, the new training services a broad range of operators. The new course follows HeliTSA’s popular training model of covering an entire series in a single course. Across five... Read more

ASU obtains STC for B429 from EASA

ASU obtains STC for B429 from EASA

26-Oct-2023Source: ASU

ASU has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 429 from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “Our team has worked closely with EASA for years,” said ASU’s vice president of business development and experienced instructor pilot Chad St. Francis. “Last year, we were able to announce EASA STCs or the Bell 212, 412,... Read more

ASU awarded EASA STCs for Bell 429

ASU awarded EASA STCs for Bell 429

25-Oct-2023Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 26 years, received notification from EASA that ASU has obtained an STC  for the Bell 429. “Our team has worked closely with EASA for years,” said ASU Vice President of Business Development and experienced instructor... Read more

Bell Celebrates the Delaware State Police

Bell Celebrates the Delaware State Police

25-Jul-2023Source: Bell

This year, the Delaware State Police (DSP) is celebrating a notable milestone: 100 years of providing law enforcement services to its over one million citizens and visitors. As a long-standing Bell customer for more than 50 years, DSP now relies on their Bell 429 fleet for emergency medical services, search-and-rescue operations, and law enforcement missions – all... Read more

Bell showcases the Bell 505 and Bell 429 at APSCON

Bell showcases the Bell 505 and Bell 429 at APSCON

19-Jul-2023Source: Bell

Bell is proud to be a trusted partner for public safety operators providing industry-leading support, aftermarket solutions and training since 1948. At this year’s Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON), Bell (Booth #933) will display Nebraska State Police’s Bell 505 and Collier County Sheriff’s Bell 429. Both the Bell 505 and Bell 429 deliver best... Read more

North Carolina State Highway Patrol adds Bell 429

North Carolina State Highway Patrol adds Bell 429

25-Apr-2023Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

The State Highway Patrol unveiled the newest addition to its aviation fleet today at a ceremony in Raleigh.  The Bell 429 helicopter will further expand the Patrol’s mission of saving lives across our state utilizing aviation assets.  The event was held before distinguished guests and media invitees at the SHP’s Driving & Training Facility showcasing... Read more

Libyan Air Ambulance orders three Bell helicopters

Libyan Air Ambulance orders three Bell helicopters

28-Mar-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Reports from Libya indicate that the Libyan Air Ambulance has ordered three Bell helicopters, with the 429 and 505 named as the types involved.  The Air Ambulance service has been lobbying the Libyan Government since at least 2019 for a 429. The plans are to use these helicopters throughout the country of Libya, and will... Read more

Bell 429 builds momentum with corporate customers in Southeast Asia

Bell 429 builds momentum with corporate customers in Southeast Asia

10-Mar-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc. has announced the sale of two Bell 429s to two corporate customers in Southeast Asia, demonstrating the Bell 429’s continued popularity among corporate customers who value the Bell 429’s reliability, smooth and quiet ride, and Bell’s industry-leading support and services. With today’s announcement, there will be close to 15 Bell 429 helicopters... Read more

CNC Technologies Extends Lead in B429 Completions for Law Enforcement and Government Agencies

CNC Technologies Extends Lead in B429 Completions for Law Enforcement and Government Agencies

9-Mar-2023Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today a new business milestone: the completion of more than 20 Bell 429 helicopters for various law enforcement and government agency clients over the past six years. This includes the company’s most recent work designing and completing... Read more

Bell delivers B429 and signs agreement for additional B429 with customers in Africa

Bell delivers B429 and signs agreement for additional B429 with customers in Africa

9-Mar-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 429 and a signed purchase agreement for another Bell 429, both to customers in Africa. The Bell 429 is a popular choice for the African market and continues to demonstrate important qualities such as safety, reliability, and performance. The aircraft... Read more

Onboard Systems Shows New HEC Dual Cargo Hook System for B429 at Heli-Expo 2023

Onboard Systems Shows New HEC Dual Cargo Hook System for B429 at Heli-Expo 2023

8-Mar-2023Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems will debut an advanced prototype of its TALON® HEC Dual Cargo Hook kit for the Bell 429 at the 2023 HAI Heli-Expo tradeshow in Atlanta, Georgia on March 7-9th. The new Bell 429 kit will provide an STC-certified solution for a variety of CFR Part 133 external load missions, including HEC, high-value cargo... Read more

Bell 429 expands Europe with Purchase from World Aviation

Bell 429 expands Europe with Purchase from World Aviation

8-Mar-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company today announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to be operated by World Aviation, the Independent Representative (IR) for Bell in Spain. The aircraft will be delivered to a private owner and operated for charter and corporate VIP transport in the Costa del Sol... Read more

Bell delivers 2 Designer Series interior B429 to Advanced Flight

Bell delivers 2 Designer Series interior B429 to Advanced Flight

1-Mar-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of two Bell 429 helicopters with the new Designer Series interior to Advanced Flight, one of New Zealand’s largest helicopter charter and management companies. With these deliveries, Advanced Flight will manage and operate three VIP configured Bell 429s in its fleet. “The Bell 429... Read more

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

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