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Mercy Flight Wants to Upgrade its Whole Fleet to Bell 429s

By S.L. Fuller | November 10, 2017
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Bell 429 Mercy Flight in 2013. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter

Bell 429 Mercy Flight. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter

Mercy Flight Inc. has purchased three more Bell Helicopter 429s. This adds to one 429 the operator already flies, and four MBB/Kawasaki BK 117s.

“Mercy Flight and Bell Helicopter have shared a rich history since they started their business more than 35 years ago using a Bell 206 Jet Ranger,” said Anthony Moreland, VP of North America. “Today, Mercy Flight remains one of the few non-profit providers of air and ground medical transport services and we are proud to continue to support their mission.”


According to Bell, Mercy Flight is looking to replace the BK 117s with 429s.

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“Mercy Flight’s decision to upgrade their existing fleet to all Bell 429’s reflects both the tremendous capabilities of the aircraft and the unrivaled support Bell Helicopter is known for,” said Ron Orndoff, regional sales manager for North America. “Its fleet of four aircraft will bring the total to 21 Bell 429s operating in the Northeast U.S., representing every mission segment.”

Mercy Flight services Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

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