Bell 429 news update

 

 

Bell 429 during demo flight.

Exactly one year ago,  a pair of Bell 429 helicopters was captured during a demo flight.

During that day, on 11 May 2016,  nobody could have guessed that within a year both helicopters # 143 OM-ATR, and # 202 OM-BYM would have been destroyed, killing 6 occupants, and severely injuring two. This is quite remarkable. Although the circumstances of the accidents are very different, both helicopters have a lot in common. An accident investigation report of the first crash on 7 September 2016 has not yet been published.

Approximately 300 Bell 429 Global Rangers are currently operating around the globe.

This was the fifth Bell 429 that was destroyed during a crash landing. The other airframes involved are:

  1. #046, XC-VVE on 15 August 2015.
  2. #197, RA-01617 on 1 January 2016.
  3. #143, OM-ATR on 7 September 2016.
  4. #249, N598PB on 15 February 2017.
  5. #202, OM-BYM on 10 May 2017.

 

 

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.

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.

Bell 429 Production update

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

On 16 March 2016 the last of 15 units was accepted by the Canadian Coast Guard.

The fleetlist:

FLEET TAIL MSN
432 C-GCIO 57259
433 C-GCIP 57257
434 C-GCIQ 57275
435 C-GCIV 57248
436 C-GCIY 57278
437 C-GCPI 57277
438 C-GCPJ 57279
439 C-GCQB 57258
440 C-GCPV 57256
441 C-GCQG 57238
442 C-GCQK 57269
443 C-GCQR 57245
444 C-GCQS 57268
445 C-GCQT 57273
446 C-GCRU 57251

Details and photo’s of all 15 units can be found on the Bell 429 production page.