Bell Helicopter at Monaco Yacht Show

Bell 429Bell Helicopter is displaying a Bell 429 aboard one of the largest yachts afloat in Port Hercules, with exclusive access for attendees.

The company will have a significant presence at the Monaco Yacht Show which runs through today and tomorrow, with the display of a Bell 429 in corporate configuration. Visitors at the will have elite access to the helicopter, showcased on the helipad of the 220 ft. (67.15m) superyacht, Garcon.

“Participating in this event gives us an opportunity to talk with our existing and potential customers, learn more about their plans and share our mutual goals for the future. As a global leader in aviation, we have high expectations for ourselves and we will continue to gain altitude in Europe and beyond,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of commercial sales and marketing.

The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most important events for the captains of the yacht industry. The show, held annually, had 28,000 visitors representing nearly 40 countries at the event in 2011 and numbers are expected to grow this year.

“The Bell 429, our new light twin displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show, and the Bell 407GX can both be easily embarked on yachts and provide owners the flexibility to transport guests rapidly from an airport directly to the yacht to spend more time afloat,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter’s managing director in Europe.

“With its spacious cabin and its exceptional speed, the Bell 429 has been particularly successful among the VIP and yacht owners’ community. We see a tremendous potential for more sales in this market segment,” added Moulay.

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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