Multi mission-configured Bell 429 delivered
Bell Helicopter announced that it has delivered the first Bell
429 with a multi-mission configuration to Fairfax
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
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.
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