Thailand approves increased weight Bell 429

Bell 429Bell Helicopter has
announced that the Department of Civil Aviation in Thailand
is the thirteenth country to approve the increased maximum gross weight for the
Bell 429 based on Transport Canada’s

“The approval of the
429 gross weight increase in Thailand
allows Bell Helicopter to better serve the multi-mission needs of our customers
in the Asian market,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive
vice president of commercial sales and marketing. “We have strong ties in
this region – the Royal Thai Armed Forces, Ministry of Natural Resources, Royal
Thai Police, Royal Thai Survey Department, and Electricity Generation Authority
operate a variety of Bell
helicopters including the 206L, 212, 407 and 412.”

“We are strengthening
our relationship with Thailand
by meeting their demand for durable, innovative commercial helicopters,”
added Maldonado.

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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