Turkish Police buys Bell 429s

Bell 429Bell Helicopter announced
that it has signed a contract with the Turkish National Police for the purchase
of 15 Bell 429s
with deliveries to begin in May 2013.

The contract was signed during a ceremony at the Turkish SSM Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey.
In attendance were the Undersecretary of Defense Industries for Turkey Murad
Bayar, the Canadian Ambassador to Turkey, the Honorable John Holmes
and members of the US Embassy’s Commercial Business Support office as well as
dignitaries from the Turkish National Police and the TAI.

“It is a measure of great satisfaction to see the right helicopter matched
with the requirements of a great customer with the benefits to Turkey
and the service that these helicopters will provide the men and women of
Turkish law enforcement and the Turkish people,” said Larry Roberts,
senior vice president, Commercial Business for Bell Helicopter.

“We are very pleased to equip our police force with a next generation,
high-mission capability helicopter. Bell Helicopter had a strong competitive
performance during the tender stage and we believe this will continue during
the execution of the contract,” said Murad Bayar, the Undersecretary of
Defense Industries for Turkey.

“The Turkish National Police represents an anchor program for us in Europe
and will allow Bell Helicopter the opportunity to bring its world class
customer support and service to such a critical mission in Turkey,”
said Roberts.

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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