Bell Helicopter has waited a long time for a success to follow its best-selling single-turbine Model 407. The 427 light twin did not have instrument flight rules (IFR) certification, which kept customers away in droves. The follow-on 427i was IFR-certified, but the cabin was not big enough to attract operators, particularly the emergency medical service industry. So in February 2005, a decade after it introduced the 407, Bell launched the Model 429, a new light twin with a larger cabin ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "Bell 429’s Large Cabin Suited for EMS, Utility Roles".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.