Air Zermatt gets first Bell 429 EMS in Europe
Bell Helicopter announced today the delivery of the first Bell 429 configured for emergency medical services (EMS) in Europe to Air Zermatt in Switzerland.
Air Zermatt is regularly performing rescues in the extreme conditions of the Alps. Its selection of the Bell 429 was driven by their requirements for a reliable, fast and maneuverable helicopter capable of performing emergency missions at altitudes as high as 15,000 feet. A flight demonstration on the top of Matterhorn Mountain (14,690 ft.), one of the highest peaks in the Alps, proved the Bell 429 could successfully complete the mission.