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Fleet Air Arm (RAN) 429

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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RAN Bell 429 Visited Children Cancer Charity, 24-Apr-15 : Royal Australian Navy Bell 429 from 723 Squadron visited Camp Quality Childrens Family Cancer Charity

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.

Raytheon Australia offers Bell 429 for HATS, 23-Apr-12 : Raytheon Australia today announced that it has submitted its tender for the Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) competition.

Bell 429 Selected by Royal Australian Navy, 19-Sep-11 : Raytheon Australia orders 3 Bell 429 for Royal Australian Navy training


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2013/nowAustralian Army Aviation (Australian Army)
Joint Helicopter School
2012/now723 squadron Nowra

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    57047 2011     N49-047: RAN /047 from Jun12
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLCV: Bell Canada May/Nov 2011, test serial C-GFNO

Bell Helicopter N455KB: Bell Nov11-Mar12

Raytheon Australia VH-NPP: Raytheon Australia Mar/May 2012
    57048 2011     N49-048: RAN /048 from Jun12
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLFX: Bell Canada Jun/Dec 2011

Bell Helicopter N455MB: Bell Dec11-Mar12

Raytheon Australia VH-NPQ: Raytheon Australia Mar/May 2012
    57049 2011     N49-049: RAN /49 from Jun12
Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLIK: Bell Canada Jun/Dec 2011, test serial C-FOFG

Bell Helicopter N455NB: Bell Dec11-Mar12

Raytheon Australia VH-NPR: Raytreon Australia Mar/May 2012
    57218 2015     N49-218: RAN /50 Jul16
Bell Helicopter Canada C-FDOW: Bell Canada May14-Apr15

Bell Helicopter N542PB: Bell Apr/Jul 2015

Raytheon Australia VH-POJ: Raytheon Australia Jul15-2016

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