Bell Helicopter takes a Bell 429WLG on tour

Bell Helicopter takes a Bell 429WLG on a five month demonstration tour of Latin America.
Bell 429

Bell 429WLG

Bell Helicopter has taken a Bell 429WLG on a five month tour of Latin America. The wheeled landing variant of the Bell 429 performed nearly 60 demonstration flights between March and July 2014.

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Jay Ortiz, managing director for Bell Helicopter Latin America, said: “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations.”

“Since we introduced the aircraft in late 2013, we have been telling everyone about how well it was suited for this region, but finally had the chance to show firsthand how the proven performance of the Bell 429 easily integrates into a fixed base operations environment,” added Ortiz.

Bell Helicopter began the tour at FIDAE 2014 and traveled to Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Bahamas over the course of the tour.

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