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  • 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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