Bell 429 Production update

The AeroBoek Bell 429 Global Ranger Production page has been updated.

December was a busy month:  At least 5 units have been delivered:

#240 Air Transport Europe, Slovakia. 
#280 Air Transport Europe, Slovakia.
#281 Air Transport Europe, Slovakia.
#284 Puerto Rico Health Department.
#291 Flamboyant Helicenter, Brasil.

Notar News

Several MD Explorers operating in the Law Enforcement role have become available on the pre-owned market due to fleet renewal.

The Baden Würtemberg Polizei has sold 5 MD Explorers to the Hungarian National Police including spares, equipment, training and 1 year warrenty for a total sum of 13.6 million euro’s.

They include #00052, #00093, #00096, #00097, #00098.  They have accumulated a TTAF ranging from 4400 to 7500 hours. The Hungarian Rendörség fleet will receive tailnumbers in the R-900 range.

Four former United Kingdom Police MD Explorers have been put up for sale.

#00078 with a TTAF: 18.861 hours.

#00122 with a TTAF: 8563 hours.

#00057 with a TTAF: 10.805 hours.

#00104 with a TTAF: 10.555 hours.

Recently a reservation was made for a probably new MD Explorer in Brasil.  Tail-number PR-NQN

Last month information was received that during April 1999 an MD Explorer has been operating in Greece with tail-number SX-HPD. Any information about the correct tie-up with an airframe-number is most welcome.

Bell 429 Production update

The AeroBoek Bell 429 Global Ranger Production page has been updated.

Nowadays approximately 275 Bell 429 Global Rangers have been build, delivered and are operating around the globe.

Thirteen of these have been equipped with a Wheeled Landing Gear.

Five 429 WLG are operating in Brasil;   #176, #212, #216, #266, #267

Out of a total fleet of 275 units, two airframes have been lost in accidents;  #046 and #197.