Indonesia approves increased gross weight Bell 429

                       Bell 429
Indonesia has joined the growing list of countries that have approved the increased gross weight model of the Bell 429 helicopter.

Bell Helicopter jas announced that the Bell 429 has earned Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval to fly at an increased maximum gross weight of 7,500 lbs.

Indonesia marks the seventeenth country to approve the increased maximum gross weight.

“We are thrilled with the DGCA’s approval of the Bell 429 increased gross weight in Indonesia,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “This approval enables our customers in Indonesia to benefit from 500 lbs. of more payload, giving them the option to carry more fuel for increased range or to carry additional passengers and equipment to meet their specific mission requirements.”

To date, the Bell 429 increased gross weight has been approved by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Thailand, Venezuela and Vietnam.

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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