Bell 429

Exceptional Speed and Class Leading Performance

Designed with the future in mind, the Bell 429 meets or exceeds today’s airworthiness requirements to enhance occupant safety, with the adaptability to remain at the forefront as mission requirements evolve. Innovation is at the heart of the Bell 429 light twin helicopter. The use of metallic and composite parts in its construction creates the perfect balance between rigidity and flexibility, safety and durability. An advanced avionics and systems monitoring suite ensures outstanding maintainability and aircraft readiness. 


150 kts Max Cruise
204 ft³ Cabin Volume
7 Passengers
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The Bell 429 is truly unsurpassed in its class.
 

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Specifications


SPEEDS at max gross wt
VNE 155 kts 287 km/h
Max Cruise 150 kts 278 km/h
Range at VLRC* 411 nm 761 km
Max Endurance* 4.5 hrs
CAPACITIES
Standard Seating 1+7
Maximum Seating 1+7
Standard Fuel 217 US gal 821 litres
Aux Fuel (Optional) 39 US gal 148 liters
Cabin Volume** 204 ft³ 5.78 m³
Baggage Compartment Volume 74 ft³ 2.1 m³
WEIGHTS
Empty Weight (Standard Configuration) 4,465 lbs 2,025 kg
Useful Load (Internal, Standard Configuration) 2,535 lbs 1,150 kg
Max Gross Weight (Internal) 7,000 lbs 3,175 kg
Max Gross Weight (External Load) 7,500 lbs 3,402 kg
Cargo Hook Capacity 3,000 lbs 1,361 kg

* Max GW, ISA, Std fuel – no reserve, at 4000 ft / 1219 m

** Total contiguous area, including baggage compartment. Does not include copilot volume of 28 ft³/0.8 m³

Aircraft Literature

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Product News



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