Bell delivers first 429 helicopter from Singapore service center

                       Bell 429
Bell Helicopter announced the delivery of the first Bell 429 from its new Singapore facility. The corporate-configured Bell 429 was delivered to PT Whitesky Aviation in Jakarta, Indonesia. With the latest delivery, PT Whitesky Aviation operates a fleet of five Bell Helicopter aircraft, including two Bell 429s and three Bell 407s.

“We are delighted that Bell Helicopter is reaching out to customers like us,” said Denon Prawiraatmadja, president and director of PT Whitesky Aviation. “Bell Helicopter’s Singapore service center is a convenient one-stop shop for both sales and support. The ability to purchase and fly a new aircraft from one location makes the process fast, smooth and efficient.”

Bell Helicopter opened the doors to its regional service center in Singapore in July 2012.

“The delivery of the first Bell 429 from Singapore is a significant milestone in Bell Helicopter’s mission to expand our international capabilities and respond to our global customer base,” said Eric Cardinali, executive vice president of Customer Support and Services for Bell Helicopter. “No matter where our products fly, we provide industry-leading support for our customers because our success depends on their satisfaction.”

PT Whitesky Aviation’s second corporate Bell 429 is equipped with a 7,500 increased gross weight (IGW) kit in anticipation of pending IGW approval in Indonesia.

“We are honored that PT Whitesky Aviation has placed their trust in Bell Helicopter,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “Overall, the response to the Bell 429 has been remarkable and a growing number of customers recognize this aircraft’s exceptional performance.”

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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