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Bell 429 helicopter surpasses 500,000 global fleet hours

Today, more than 400 aircraft serve an array of customers

The Bell 429 helicopter surpassed 500,000 global fleet hours and continues to showcase its versatility throughout corporate, HEMS, law enforcement and utility missions. Today, more than 400 aircraft serve an array of customers.

The twin-engine platform is relied on by law enforcement agencies and search and rescue organizations, like the Swedish National Police, New York Police Department, Canadian Coast Guard, Air Zermatt’s Swiss Alps rescue team and many more. Its optional clamshell doors easily fit litters and unwieldy cargo, allowing for easy passenger and cargo loading and unloading.

Recently, this model was selected by Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing to boost Kuwait’s Ministry of Health emergency capabilities; entered into service as the New South Wales Police Force’s premier law enforcement aircraft; completed its first delivery to Cambodia for corporate travel; and was showcased at European Rotors 2021 as the Bell 429 ESG law enforcement demonstrator, which recently achieved certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). 

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