Bell prepares to deliver milestone Bell 429


A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

Bell Helicopter is preparing to deliver the 200th Bell 429 helicopter.
A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

Bell Helicopter will deliver the 200th Bell 429 aircraft to Miramar Empreendimentos Imobiliáros, a real estate company based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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The aircraft will officially be handed over to the customer in a special delivery ceremony at the end of the month.

Armenio Mendes, president of Miramar Empreendimentos Imobiliáros, said: “We really needed a twin-engine helicopter that was fully equipped for IFR Flights. The Bell 429’s low operating cost, advanced technology and proven reliability led us to purchase this aircraft that will help us transport our customers and team safely, quickly and effectively.”

Miramar has been a customer with Bell Helicopter since first purchasing a Bell 206 Jet Ranger; it later added a Bell 407 to its fleet.

Jay Ortiz, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of commercial business in Latin America said: “When we introduced the Bell 429 a few years ago, customers throughout the world responded, especially in Latin America. We now have more than 40 of these aircraft operating in the region and look forward to growing our global and regional Bell 429 fleet even more in the years to come.”

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