The Saudi Geological Survey will use Bell 429

Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 429 helicopter that has been outfitted to perform utility roles in the Middle East by Saudi Geological Survey.

The aircraft was signed for by Dr. Zohair A. Nawab, president of SGS in a formal signing ceremony at International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) being held in Dubai.

“We needed an aircraft that could withstand the extreme environments we operate in day-to-day,” said Nawab. “Using the Bell 429’s performance capabilities in high and hot conditions coupled with exceptional vibration control and stability we can better acquire geological data that can help provide a better quality of life to our nation.”

Saudi Geological Survey is an earth science organization serving their community to create a healthy environment.

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“We are confident the Bell 429 will aid in making great contributions to the geological field and help the community in which it serves,” said Steve Suttles, vice president and managing director of sales in the Middle East and Africa. “As the rotorcraft industry continues to grow in the region, our customers are realizing the reliability and versatility of the Bell 429.”

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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