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    Helicopters

    Fleet Air Arm (RAN) 429

    Leased from Raytheon Australia initially in a four year contract of 1500 hours per year in service with the RAN 723 Squadron at Nowra, replacing the AgustaWestland AW109E in advanced training duties. Were phased out in 2019 been replaced by the HATS EC135
    A training hours contract was let with Raytheon Australia in Sep 2011. This provided 3 Bell 429 Globalranger to 723 Squadron from Jun 2012. A 4th example was introduced in Aug 2015. The 4 were retired at Nowra on 18 Apr 2019.


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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




    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2013/19JHS Nowra
    2012/17723 Squadron Nowra


    List of Aircraft

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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    57047 2011     N49-047: RAN /047 Jun12-2018
    Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLCV: Bell Canada May/Nov , test serial C-GFNO

    Bell Helicopter N455KB: Bell Nov11-Mar12

    Raytheon Australia VH-NPP: Raytheon Australia Mar/May 2012

    Raytheon Australia VH-IWR: Raytheon Australia Mar/Apr 2019

    Advanced Flight ZK-IPB: Advanced Flight Ltd at Onehunga, Auckland from Apr19

    New Zealand Police ZK-IPB: NZ Police from Jul19, op by Advanced Flight Ltd; /Poli+
    57048 2011     N49-048: RAN /048 from Jun12, 723 Sqn
    Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLFX: Bell Canada Jun/Dec

    Bell Helicopter N455MB: Bell Dec11-Mar12

    Raytheon Australia VH-NPQ: Raytheon Australia Mar/May 2012; pictured (pic1)

    Raytheon Australia VH-IWS: Raytheon Australia Jan/Mar 2019

    Advanced Flight ZK-IPC: Advanced Flight Ltd at Onehunga, Auckland from Mar19

    New Zealand Police ZK-IPC: NZ Police from Jul19, op by Advanced Flight Ltd; /Polic+
    57049 2011     N49-049: RAN /49 from Jun12, pictured
    Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLIK: Bell Canada Jun/Dec , test serial C-FOFG

    Bell Helicopter N455NB: Bell Dec11-Mar12

    Raytheon Australia VH-NPR: Raytreon Australia Mar/May 2012

    Raytheon Australia VH-IWT: Raytheon Australia Jan/Mar 2019

    Advanced Flight ZK-IPJ: Advanced Flight Ltd at Onehunga, Auckland from May19

    New Zealand Police ZK-IPJ: NZ Police from Jul19, op by Advanced Flight Ltd; /Polic+
    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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