The Saudi Geological Survey will use Bell 429


)left to right) Adam Cuquet, David Sale, Fahad Wallan, Mr. Ghazi J.S. Abdulhay, John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter, HE Dr. Zohair A. Nawab, president of Saudi Geological Survey, Patrick Moulay, Saad Wallan, Mr. Faisal Qazi B Shalabi, Steve Suttles at the IDEX exhibition

Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 429 helicopter that has been outfitted to perform utility roles in the Middle East by Saudi Geological Survey.

The aircraft was signed for by Dr. Zohair A. Nawab, president of SGS in a formal signing ceremony at International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) being held in Dubai.

“We needed an aircraft that could withstand the extreme environments we operate in day-to-day,” said Nawab. “Using the Bell 429’s performance capabilities in high and hot conditions coupled with exceptional vibration control and stability we can better acquire geological data that can help provide a better quality of life to our nation.”

Saudi Geological Survey is an earth science organization serving their community to create a healthy environment.

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“We are confident the Bell 429 will aid in making great contributions to the geological field and help the community in which it serves,” said Steve Suttles, vice president and managing director of sales in the Middle East and Africa. “As the rotorcraft industry continues to grow in the region, our customers are realizing the reliability and versatility of the Bell 429.”