The most advanced, nimble and fuel-efficient utility aircraft in the world


The Bell 429 is the most advanced, nimble and fuel-efficient utility aircraft in the world – and we’re excited to talk about it. This helicopter combines speed, range and hover performance with best-in-class payload capacity and the ability to deliver external loads via an integrated cargo hook. It has a spacious cabin that can be customized with a variety of seating configurations, windows and other options to meet unique mission needs. The Bell 429 is the first helicopter certified through the industry’s latest safety standard, known as “harmonized” civil aviation requirements (CAR).

The Bell 429 has become a global leader for VIP transport, corporate shuttle, air medical services and military operator missions. Its enhanced technology features include high skid gear and optional landing gear configurations that make it ideal for offshore/onshore operations around the globe.

The Bell 429 incorporates many customer feedback features that have made our other helicopters so successful. You’ll find it is extremely easy to fly, maintain and reconfigure – all while providing unrivaled safety performance.

The Bell 429 has a maximum cruise speed of 140 knots (259 kilometers per hour) with a range of 360 nautical miles (667 kilometers). Its useful load is 4,500 pounds (2,041 kilograms) in 30 minutes

The bell 429 helicopter, introduced in 2009, has been a game-changer and is one of the most advanced, nimble and fuel-efficient utility aircraft in the world. With its exceptional speed and range, the bell 429 helicopter offers superior mission flexibility for offshore oil and gas support, EMS/SAR and corporate transport operations.

The bell 429 helicopter is renowned for its outstanding flying qualities, which are even more evident when operating from high altitudes or hot climates. The helicopter can easily land on a 20 ft x 20 ft (6m x 6m) pad or confined area.

The twin-engine bell 429 delivers exceptional power with a maximum gross weight of over 7500 lbs (3402 kg). The new engine technology also results in lower maintenance costs. The bell 429 has a spacious cabin that comfortably seats six passengers with rear clamshell doors for easy loading and unloading.

The bell 429 helicopter features a fully integrated glass cockpit with dual digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS), dual digital 4-axis autopilot system and enhanced situational awareness with electronic display system (EDS).

The Bell 429 is the most advanced, nimble and fuel-efficient utility aircraft in the world. The Bell 429 has a low vibration level and high cabin volume, offering the best combination of speed, endurance and range. The Bell 429 has a flat floor cabin, making it well suited for corporate or VIP transport.

The Bell 429 is an IFR certified helicopter. It is equipped with two main rotor blades which rotate in opposite directions. This reduces the main rotor torque which results in greater maneuverability and efficiency. The Bell 429 has a powerful engine with excellent performance capabilities at altitude and high temperature conditions.

The Bell 429 helicopter can carry up to eight passengers plus one pilot or two pilots. It has a maximum speed of 140 knots (155 mph) and a range of 500 nautical miles (575 mi). The helicopter can fly at an altitude of 25,000 feet (7,620 m) with a service ceiling of 30,000 ft (9,100 m).

The Bell 429 was designed by Canadian company Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and manufactured in Canada from 1998 to 2002 by Canadair Ltd., part of Bombardier Aerospace Group Inc., then owned by Bombardier Incorporated of Quebec City, Canada.

The Bell 429 is the most advanced, nimble and fuel-efficient utility aircraft in the world. It is a new helicopter, with a completely new airframe, designed from scratch to provide optimal performance using today’s technology and materials.

The Bell 429 has a clean sheet design that maximizes system integration, commonality of parts and manufacturing efficiencies. The result is an aircraft that delivers best-in-class mission capability, superior performance and reduced operating costs.

The Bell 429 is the most advanced, nimble and fuel-efficient utility aircraft in the world. Designed to offer class-leading performance, exceptional cabin space and unmatched flexibility, the Bell 429

Bell Helicopter and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) celebrated the delivery of the first Bell 429 GlobalRanger to Korea Forest Service. The aircraft is the first of three ordered by KAI in 2015. The helicopters will be used for firefighting and rescue operations in South Korea.

The Bell 429 provides a state-of-the-art platform with a spacious cabin, best-in-class speed and superior hot and high performance that make it ideal for public safety missions.

“We are proud to partner with Korea Forest Service to provide them with this exceptional helicopter,” said Patrick Moulay, executive vice president, Commercial Business. “This mission critical aircraft has proven its reliability in some of the most challenging environments around the world.”

“The Bell 429’s capabilities are unmatched on today’s market,” said Don Lim, CEO of KAI. “We’re excited to work closely with Bell Helicopter as we introduce this exceptional aircraft into our fleet.”

The Bell 429 offers a unique combination of speed, range and useful load. Its class-leading cabin is 17 inches (43 cm) wider than its nearest competitor and accommodates seven passengers in standard configuration. The 29-inch-wide (74 cm) seats have been ergonomically designed to provide superior comfort and fit.

The Bell 429 delivers two engines and an advanced drive system that not only provides exceptional power, but delivers it with smoother, quieter performance.

The 429’s twin engines deliver a new level of redundancy and reliability for added safety when operating in extreme conditions. With the largest cabin in its class, passengers will enjoy great visibility, increased cabin volume and superior comfort plus exceptional access to the aircraft via the wide clamshell doors that open nearly 90 degrees.


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