BASE PRICE: $ 6,500,000
The 429 is a light twin-engine helicopter from Bell helicopter. It completed its first flight on February 27, 2007, prior to entering service in 2009.
The 429 carry the external lines of Bell legendary 206 Jet Ranger when boasting an all-new wider airframe especially optimized for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) configuration. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW 207D1 turboshaft engines, the design of the 429 features a four- composite bladed rotor, a composite, and aluminum structure for a two-person crew and up to six passengers, a standard landing skids and optional retractable landing gear for convenient taxiing.
The Bell 429 offers a higher design weight IGW version which is not FAA certified but can be certified in over twelve countries outside the USA.
The Bell 429 is Single-pilot IFR certified and features the Bell designed BasiX Pro flight deck, it features the capability to fly an approach assisted by wide-area augmentation system/localizer performance with vertical guidance (WAAS/LPV). Two Garmin GNS430 navigation systems are delivered from the factory and can be substituted with the larger-format GNS530.
|Max Endurance||4.5 Hrs|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||150 kts|
|Economy Cruise Speed||–|
|Service Ceiling||18,714 ft|
|Hover IGE Ceiling||14,132 ft|
|Hover OGE Ceiling||11,282 ft|
* Std Max GW, ISA, Std. fuel – no reserve, at sea level
|Maximum Takeoff||7,000 lbs|
|Basic Operating||4,465 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||1,453 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||2,535 lbs|
|Number of Engines||2|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney Canada|
|Takeoff Power||598 shp|
|Max Continuous Power||586 shp|
The Bell 429 wide cabin has been primary sized for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) market offering a flat floor and an optional rear clamshell doors for patient loading. On a corporate application, the Bell 429 features a spacious cabin with club-seating for up to six with ample storage and legroom.
The high-end Bell 429 MAGnificent features a Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) redesigned interior that includes a luxury finish complemented by Mecaer’s SILENS passive noise abatement technology – which reduce internal noise levels by as much as 65% -, I-FEEL touchscreen in-flight entertainment system and a passenger controlled electronically dimmable windows.