Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the delivery of a Bell 429 helicopter for operation by Heli-Alps, a Swiss-based company offering corporate transport, sightseeing tours and aerial photography. This is the first Bell 429 to be configured for VIP transport in Switzerland and was customized at the Bell Helicopter facility in Prague.
“We are honored to have Heli-Alps take delivery of their new Bell 429,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter’s managing director in Europe. “They have set a standard for customers for luxury transport throughout Switzerland and we are excited they have chosen this as their aircraft of choice for their demanding customers.”
Heli-Alps supports a number of missions, including scenic tourism, VIP transport, heli-skiing and other utility operations across Switzerland.
“We are extremely excited to begin operating our first Bell 429 helicopter,” said Heli-Alps CEO Francis Sermier. “After carefully evaluating what was available on the market, we are convinced there is no better option for a multi-mission, light twin helicopter anywhere. We are already fully booked for the upcoming summer and foresee a great future for this incredible machine.”
Date: May 20, 2014