Argentina approves increase weight on Bell 429

Bell 429Bell Helicopter announced
that the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil in Argentina has approved the increased maximum
gross weight for the Bell 429 based on Transport

Transport Canada approved operation of the Bell 429 at 7,500 lbs. in
January, 2012 after an extensive technical evaluation. The increased gross
weight for the Bell
429 has been approved in eleven countries to date.

“We are very pleased to
have Argentina’s endorsement
of the Bell
429,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of
commercial sales and marketing. “Bell Helicopter remains committed to the
Argentine market and this endorsement reflects the strength of our
relationships. Our aircraft, to include the 429, can be found operating in a
multitude of missions with federal and state governments as well as with Argentine
captains of industry.”

“We look forward to
furthering our ties in Argentina,”
added Maldonado. “Our history in Argentina
dates back to 1947, when Bell Helicopter sent eleven Bell 47s for aerial application of

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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