Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

February 29, 2024

Anaheim, CA (Feb. 28, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting and parapublic missions globally and add to Bell’s total fleet of 500 Bell 429s worldwide.  


“Bell is honored another customer has chosen the Bell 429 to expand its parapublic fleet, a testament to its growing global footprint,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Commercial Sales. “Bell takes great pride in providing all-encompassing aerial solutions to serve a broad range of regional law enforcement agencies and the citizens of their respective municipalities.”  

The Bell 429 can be fitted with a hoist, search light and rope kit, along with mission console, HD camera and video downlink. The law enforcement configuration can accommodate up to six passengers plus two crew in its 204sqft (5.78m3) cabin, which has easily removable seats for different arrangements and cargo carrying. The cargo hook has a capacity of 3,000lbs or 1,361kg.

Bell boasts an esteemed global fleet of Bell 429s law enforcement platforms that offer performance, reliability and rapid response capabilities day in, day out, to the dedicated crew members that use them. Bell is a trusted partner for public safety operators across the globe – and is responsible for developing the world's first police helicopter more than 73 years ago. 


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