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Heliand receives Bell 429

22nd December 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Heliand has taken delivery of a Bell 429 aircraft configured for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and search and rescue (SAR), Bell Helicopter announced on 18 December.

The delivery of the helicopter took place at Bell Helicopter’s Prague facility. The aircraft will be deployed by Heliand in Andorra.

The Bell 429 is a twin-engine helicopter that features an advanced avionics and a systems monitoring suite. Its construction of metallic and composite parts creates a balance between rigidity and flexibility, safety and durability.

Patrick Moulay, executive vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Bell Helicopter, said: ‘We continue to see strong growth for the Bell 429 in Europe, particularly for HEMS and SAR mission segments. The Bell 429 offers the best readiness rate of any aircraft it its class making it the choice aircraft when minutes matter.’

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