Bell 429

Derived from 427

Bell 429

The Bell 429 Global Ranger is a light, twin-engine helicopter based on the 427 but with a bigger cabin and also with single-pilot IFR capability. Development began in 2004 and 136 orders were made the first year. The prototype first flew on February 27, 2007 and received type certification on July 1, 2009


Engine: 2 x PW C PW207D1 625shp
Capacity: 1 + 7
Length: (m) 12.7
Height: (m) 4.04
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 10.97
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1925     Max: 3175
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 270     Max: 287
Range: (km) 700
Ceiling: (m) 6096
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

Derivatives & Versions

429WLG 2013 Bell 429 with wheeled landing gear in place of traditional skids. Launching customer was Rio Iruya from Argentina.

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