Transport Canada and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil Certify the Bell 429WLG

Today, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the initial certification of the Bell 429WLG by Transport Canada and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil. Unveiled in October 2013 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference, the helicopter combines the advanced capabilities of the Bell 429 with the added operational flexibility of retractable wheeled landing gear.

“We have worked closely with both Transport Canada and ANAC throughout the development of the Bell 429 program and are pleased they have certified the wheeled landing gear option after careful testing, review and evaluation,” said Danny Maldonado, Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales and Marketing. “With the addition of retractable landing gear, our customers have even greater flexibility to land, taxi and reposition the Bell 429. These benefits mean that both flight crews and passengers can save time and effort getting where they need to go.”

Source: Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT)
Date: Jan 28, 2014