Bell 429

Derived from 427
2007










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.

As of January 2019, 332 Bell 429 are in operation worldwide and they had achieved 330.000 flight hours




Specifications


Engine: 2 x PW C PW207D1 625 shp
Capacity: 1 + 7
Length: (m) 12.7
Height: (m) 4.04
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 10.97
Disc area: (m2) 94.52
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 2035     Max: 3402
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 274     Max: 287
Range: (km) 746
Ceiling: (m) 6096
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
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Derivatives & Versions


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





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