Beijing Yugao Aviation Group Orders a Bell 429 Helicopter


Released on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Bell 429
ABACE - Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition
HEMS - Helicopter Emergency Medical Services
IFR - Instrument Flight Rules
SBAS - Satellite Based Augmentation System
YGA - Beijing Yugao Aviation Group
Shanghai, China (April 12, 2017) - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Beijing Yugao Aviation Group (YGA), announced today a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This is the customer's first aircraft and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and search and rescue transport.

Established in 2007, YGA is a general aviation business group in China committed to providing customers with comprehensive, professional and efficient services including leasing, sales, flight training and airport management.

"Following the announcement of our first-ever HEMS Bell 429 delivery to China, we are thrilledBeijing Yugao Aviation has selected this incredible aircraft to serve life-saving missions throughout the region," said Patrick Moulay, executive vice president, Global Commercial Sales and Marketing. "Beijing Yugao Aviation is eager to begin operating the Bell 429, and we look forward to supporting their missions and continuing to expand our presence in the HEMS segment in China."

The Bell 429 is the only light twin-engine helicopter on the market with true two-litter capability, featuring enough cabin space for two medical attendants and two crew members. The Bell 429 also offers exceptional flight performance with a fully integrated glass cockpit, advanced drive system and best-in-class SBAS navigation and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operators. The Bell 429 also features a spacious cabin and extra-large 60 inch side doors, as well as IFR capability certified for single or dual pilot operations.

Source: Bell 429 Gaining Traction for HEMS Missions in China

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