Bell Helicopter has announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 at HeliRussia that will operate in extreme cold weather conditions in Siberia.
“The Bell 429’s superior performance in extreme cold weather conditions was a key decision factor for our client,” said Alexander Evdokimov, general director, Jet Transfer. “This aircraft will provide our client with an extremely reliable, safe and comfortable aircraft that can cost-effectively operate in adverse climates.”
From L to R: Scott Donnelly, CEO of Textron, Jakub Hoda, vice president and managing director of Europe at Bell Helicopter, Patrick Moulay, vice president of global sales and marketing at Bell Helicopter, Alexander Evdokimov, general director of Jet Transfer. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter
With offices in Moscow, Jet Transfer is an independent sales representative of Bell Helicopter for Russia specializing in the management of charters and aircraft sales. The aircraft will be used for commercial use within the Siberian region.
With seating for seven passengers and one pilot, the Bell 429 offers a fully integrated glass cockpit with advanced drive system, along with WAAS navigation and IFR capability. Additional safety features include a collective mounted throttle, damage tolerant hub and rotor system, and energy attenuating seats. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operation.
The Bell 429 is in service today with customers around the world including Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia Pacific – across all the market segments, Energy, Parapublic, HEMS, O&G, Corporate.
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