Multi mission-configured Bell 429 delivered

Bell Helicopter announced that it has delivered the first Bell
429 with a multi-mission configuration to Fairfax
County, Virginia.
This is the first of two Bell 429s being
delivered to Fairfax
County. Their second Bell 429 is expected to
deliver in the second quarter of 2012.

This multi-role Bell
429 is capable of completing missions for airborne law enforcement, helicopter
emergency medical services and search and rescue. The helicopter was completed
at Paradigm Aerospace Corporation in Mount
Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

“The Bell
429 has exactly what we were looking for when we searched the market for a true
multi-mission helicopter. Its spacious cabin allowed us to be creative in our
design,” said Paul Schaaf, chief pilot for the Fairfax County Police

“We are very pleased with our new Bell
429 and know it will serve us well in the coming years,” Schaaf said.

“The Bell
429 was designed for this type of multi-role capability,” said Larry Roberts,
senior vice president for Bell Helicopter’s Commercial Business.

Roberts continued “Our customers like the speed, power and the advanced
flight deck technology found in the Bell
429. Along with the largest cabin in its class, it offers a smooth, comfortable
ride. It is reliable, conforming to the latest airworthiness standards, and is
backed by Bell Helicopter’s award-winning and industry-leading customer service
and support.”

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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