Bell Helicopter showcases the Bell 429 at Monaco Boat Show

Bell Helicopter advertises the Bell 429’s ability to land on yachts
A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

Bell Helicopter is exhibiting at the 2013 Monaco Boat Show being held from 25-28 September. The company is showcasing a VIP configured Bell 429 helicopter aboard a superyacht, Northern Star.

The company signed a purchase agreement with Heli-Alps for the first VIP-configured Bell 429 to be operated in Switzerland.

“With excellent hover performance and a state-of-the-art glass cockpit, the Bell 429 can easily embark on yachts, providing 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 exceptional speed, the Bell 429 has been particularly successful among the VIP and yacht owner community. We see tremendous potential for more sales in this market segment.”

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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