European demo tour for Bell 429 HEMS
Bell Helicopter begins a European demo tour for the EMS-equipped Bell 429.
Bell will tour a HEMS-equipped Bell 429 across Europe. The aircraft arrived earlier this month and has visited a number of charities and EMS organisations in the UK.
Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter’s managing director for Europe, said: “The feedback we received on the UK leg of the Bell 429 tour was absolutely fantastic. The organisations were impressed by the size of the cabin, as well as the quality and flexibility of the interior. The Bell 429 raises the standard in the industry in safety and comfort allowing operators to provide an increased level of care for the patients on board.”
The Bell 429 is set to continue its European demo tour with stops in Italy, France, Belgium and Spain as well as other destinations along the way.
The helicopter will be displayed at the Farnborough International Airshow, which starts in July.
“We are absolutely delighted to see the growing success of the Bell 429 HEMS in Europe. Our operators in Turkey, Russia, Scandinavia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK are now recognizing the benefits the Bell 429 can bring to their missions and the level of patient care provided during helicopter transfer,” Moulay added.
The HEMS equipped Bell 429 has space for two stretchers, for two medical attendants and two crew members. It has extra large 60 inch side doors that aid loading and unloading of patients.