Transport Canada and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) have awarded initial certification of the Bell 429 WLG. The helicopter was first unveiled at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in October 2013, combining the capabilities of the 429 along with the added flexibility of a retracted wheeled landing gear.
Bell has also sold a 429 WLG to Air Juan. This aircraft is the first WLG configuration to be sold into the Philippines.
Air Juan, based in the Philippines, will use the aircraft for corporate travel and to support its charter businesses, which serve VIP, industrial, corporate travel and leisure markets.