Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will display the first Slovakian Bell 429 Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft, owned by Air-Transport Europe, s.r.o (ATE), at the European Helicopter Show (EHS) from June 19 to June 21 this year. In addition, the first Bell 407GX sold in the Czech Republic, owned by King’s Casino, will also be displayed to further demonstrate the growing market in Europe for Bell Helicopter aircraft.
“We are very excited to continue to showcase the full capabilities of the Bell 407GX and the Bell 429 to customers throughout Europe,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter’s managing director of European sales. “Our presence at EHS will help us to connect with current and future customers.”
ATE’s Bell 429 display will be fully configured for HEMS operations, while the Bell 407GX will be configured for VIP transport.
“Customers throughout Europe are realizing the full capabilities of the Bell 407GX and Bell 429 for both VIP and EMS missions,” said Moulay. “We are particularly proud that a customer like ATE, well-established in helicopter EMS in Central and Eastern Europe, has reviewed the current options available today and chosen the Bell 429 as the newest addition to their fleet.”
ATE has operated in the aviation business since 1991, focusing on personal transport, EMS, aerial works and contract helicopter services. The company will use the Bell 429 for long-service HEMS missions specializing in transportation service for infants requiring unique treatment nationally. It will also be used for special rescue missions at high altitudes. The Bell 407GX will be used by King’s Casino for VIP and corporate charter across the region.
Date: Jun 19, 2014