Bell Helicopter at HeliRussia 2012

Bell Helicopter announced at
HeliRussia 2012 that it completed delivery of its sixth Bell
429 in Russia and Ukraine.

“We are excited about
the tremendous customer response to the new generation of Bell
aircraft,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell’s
managing director of Commercial Sales in Europe.
“Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the Bell 429, which serves the full spectrum of segments
– air medical, law enforcement, oil & gas, utility and corporate. Customers
appreciate the 429’s spacious cabin, plus regulatory approval increasing the
429 gross weight up to 7,500 lbs. provides a performance boost that doubles the
429’s footprint and greatly increases its endurance and loiter times.”

“We began operating the
Bell 429 last summer,” said Oleg Vasilyev,
owner of ChelAvia Airline, the first Bell 429
operator in Russia and Europe. “We are fully satisfied with this aircraft.
Our passengers are particularly pleased with the roomy and comfortable cabin,
high cruse speed and low level of noise and vibration. The Bell 429 has proved its qualities as the
market leader among light twin engine helicopters.”

Bell Helicopter is also
showcasing the Bell
407GX. Bell Helicopter has an authorised customer service facility in Russia, Kazan Aviation Enterprise, providing a
comprehensive scope of services to all Bell Helicopter models operated in Russia.

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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