Bell delivers first seven Bell 429s to Turkish Police

Bell Helicopter delivers the first seven of 15 aircraft to the Turkish National Police.
Turkish National Police Bell 429

A Bell 429 helicopter operated by the Turkish National Police.

Bell Helicopter has announced that it has delivered the first seven of 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police on or ahead of schedule.

“With the most advanced technology available in the industry, the Bell 429 helicopter enables our police force to serve and protect our country more safely and efficiently,” said Murad Bayar, Undersecretary for Defence Industries in the Republic of Turkey.

“We’d also like to thank the team at Bell’s Piney Flats facility as they went above and beyond to make sure we received the best support and service possible throughout these deliveries.”

Bell Helicopter, which is part of Textron, expects to deliver the remaining Bell 429s during next year.

“Our collaboration with the Turkish National Police is a prime example of providing a highly customisable helicopter to meet our customers’ critical mission needs,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The Bell 429 met the Turkish National Police’s requirements for a multi-mission platform with exceptional speed, power and performance, even at peak altitudes.”

Terry Spruce

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