Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has received type certification for the Bell 429 from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
"This is an important milestone as Bell Helicopter continues to grow its presence within the Asia Pacific region," said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president for Bell Helicopter's Commercial business.
"Our customers like the speed, power and the advanced cockpit technology that the Bell 429 delivers. Along with the largest cabin in its class, it offers a smooth, comfortable ride. The interior environment can be tailor-made to meet the most demanding requirements for style, comfort and individuality. The Bell 429 is reliable, conforming to the latest airworthiness standards, and is backed by Bell Helicopter's award-winning and industry-leading customer service and support," Roberts said.
The Bell 429 has conducted extensive flight demonstrations in every continent, except Antarctica, and has been certified in more than 40 countries.
With configuration options ranging from VIP to air-medical, law enforcement, utility and oil & gas, the Bell 429 offers superior mission capability and adaptability.