Bell 429 achieves certification at last
Bell Helicopter today announced the certification by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) of its newest light twin engine helicopter, the 429. First deliveries are scheduled to begin this month.
At the Paris Air Show in June 2009, Bell said the 429 sales tally was roughly 300 letters of intent, which need to be converted in firm orders after certification. Over 60 per cent of the commitments were from international customers.
“This is an outstanding helicopter and one that is really resonating with our customers,” said Dick Millman, president and CEO of Bell. Bell is promoting the large cabin of the 429 which makes it adaptable to different market segments.