Bell has delivered the a Bell 429 WLG with retractable undercarriage to an Australian customer for the first time, the US manufacturer announced overnight.
The aircraft, VH-AJT, will be used by Sydney car retail company Alto Group as corporate and VIP transport.
"After a long and exhaustive evaluation, we found the Bell 429 helicopter, with the wheel landing gear configuration, as the right corporate helicopter for the Alto Group,” said Anthony Altomonte, managing director, Alto Group.
“As an owner and pilot, the Bell 429’s ease of operation and reliability, ample cabin space, coupled with its smooth and quiet ride allows us to travel more quickly and efficiently to our rural operations to support the Alto Group’s growth in Australia.”
Bell has delivered over 400 Bell 429s around the globe since its certification in 2009. The aircraft has proven popular in a variety of missions including law enforcement, para-public, oil and gas, and corporate transport.