Bell sells first 429 MAGnificent in Russia


Bell Helicopter has sold the first of its new Bell 429 MAGnificent to a customer in Russia.

The company introduced the newly designed VVIP interior earlier in 2015 during the HeliExpo show in Orlando.

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The new interior is designed by Italian company Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), whose MAG Design Studio who also created the interior for the oil and gas producers version of the Bell 525 Relentless.

“We really wanted to give our customers a space that caters to their needs, and combine it with the Bell 429’s smooth, advanced performance,” said Patrick Moulay, vice president of global sales and marketing at Bell Helicopter. “Our customers in Russia are really responding to this aircraft with MAG’s luxurious cabin interior and we expect this sale is the first of many to come.”

“We are thrilled to provide the first Mecaer VVIP interior in Russia,” said Co-General Manager of Mecaer Aviation Group, Armando Sassoli. “We are proud to collaborate with Bell Helicopter on the Bell 429’s interior and look forward to supporting in service and delivery of the aircraft.”