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bell 429

in australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)


Del'd: 3 - 2012 to present







429 Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

History of this Model in this Organisation:

Raytheon Australia will support and maintain three Bell 429s under a four year contract. They will fly approximately 1500 hours per year in service with the RAN 723 Squadron at Nowra, replacing the AgustaWestland AW109E in training duties





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News about this Model in this Organisation:

RAN Bell 429 Visited Children Cancer Charity, 24-Apr-15 : By Ms Dallas McMaugh - 723 Squadron’s Able Seaman Jye Alexander says the simple act of putting his hand up to volunteer to show a group of children around a Navy helicopter was a life-changing one.

723 Squadron welcomes Bell 429 to HMAS Albatross, 06-Jun-12 : “These are indeed exciting times”, 723 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Shand told the assembled guests as the Royal Australian Navy marked the introduction of the Bell 429 helicopter into service with a ceremony at HMAS Albatross on 5th June.

RAN Bell 429s commenced activities, 27-Apr-12 : Raytheon Australia today announced that its new Bell 429 helicopters had commenced activities with the Royal Australian Navy under the RAN’s Retention and Motivation Initiative 2 (RMI 2) Program.

Bell 429 Selected by Royal Australian Navy, 19-Sep-11 : Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company , announced today it was awarded a new contract by Raytheon Australia to provide three Bell 429s for the Royal Australian Navy's Retention and Motivation Initiative.


Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2012/now723 squadron Nowra








Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    57047 2011     N49-047: RAN; Bell test serial N455KB
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLCV: BHTCL toward N455KB

Bell Helicopter N455KB: Bell from nov11 ex C-GLCV toward VH-NPP

Raytheon Australia VH-NPP: Raytheon Australia, ex N455KB, to N49-047
    57048 2011     N49-048: RAN; Bell test serial N455MB
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLFX: BHTCL toward N455MB

Bell Helicopter N455MB: Bell from dec11 ex C-GLCV toward VH-NPQ

Raytheon Australia VH-NPQ: Raytheon Australia, ex N455MB, to N49-048
    57049 2011     N49-049: RAN; Bell test serial N455NB
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLIK: BHTCL toward N455NB

Bell Helicopter N455NB: Bell from dec11 ex C-GLIK toward VH-NPR

Raytheon Australia VH-NPR: Raytreon Australia,ex N455NB, to N49-049
    3 C/N found in this Organisation






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