Mercy One to receive second Bell 429 helicopter

Bell 429Bell Helicopter announced
that Bell 429 launch customer Mercy One of Des
Moines, Iowa will receive a second Bell
429 helicopter from Air Methods.

Mercy One currently operates
an air medical critical care configured Bell 429
and will add a second helicopter, equipped with United Rotorcraft emergency
medical services (EMS) interior.

“Based on our
experience with the 429, there is no other aircraft I would consider using in
our air medical missions. Given the features and performance of the aircraft,
it was an easy decision to go back to the Bell
429,” said Dan Keough, director of emergency transport services at Mercy Medical

“We have a long and
rich history with Mercy One and we are honored they continue to place their
trust in Bell
helicopters to perform their life saving missions,” commented Danny
Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.

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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