1994


Bell 430

Derived from 230






  • Bell 430
  • Bell 430

The Bell 430 is a twin-engined stretched and more powerful development of the Bell 230, which, in turn, was based on the earlier Bell 222. Maiden flight completed on October 25, 1994 with series rollout in 1995. Production ended after 136 helicopters built. The last one was delivered in May 2008.

Bell 430 were built with either skids or retractable wheeled undercarriage.


Specifications 430


Engine 2 x Allison 250-C40B 783 shp
Capacity 2 + 8
Length (m) 15.32
Height (m) 3.73
Blades 4
Rotor diam. (m) 12.8
Disc area (m2)
Weight (kgs) Empty: 2400
Speed (km/h)     Max: 260
Range (km) 600
Ceiling (m) 4450
Rate/Climb (m/min) 411
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  List of Operators of 430


Years Model Org
1994-    usa Bell Helicopter
1996/00 taiwan Daily Air Corp
1997-    japan Aero Asahi
1997-    japan Nakanihon Air Service
2000/04 bulgaria bulgarski voennovazdushni sili
2000-    usa Chevron Oil
2001-    indonesia Pelita Air Service
2005-    angola HM Airways
2010-    ecuador Armada del Ecuador
2012-    canada National Helicopters Inc
2014-    kuwait Kuwait Ministry of Health

usa HeliFlite
usa State of New York
usa State of Michigan



  Global Distribution of 430



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