NYPD orders four Bell 429 helicopters

Bell Helicopter announces that the New York Police Department (NYPD) has ordered four Bell 429 aircraft.
A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

Bell Helicopter, a part of Textron, has signed an agreement to deliver four Bell 429 helicopters to the New York Police Department (NYPD) by 2015.

The NYPD currently has three Bell 412EPs in service for a variety of missions ranging from search and rescue at sea to gathering intelligence and combating terrorism.

“We are honoured to count the NYPD among our law enforcement customers and we give our sincere thanks for their ongoing trust in Bell helicopters,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.

“We take great pride in continuing to provide New York’s finest with the reliable aircraft their missions demand so they can serve and protect their community,” Maldonado added.

Bell has a long association with the NYPD, having supplied a Bell 47 helicopter to the force in 1948.

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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