Exceptional Speed and Class Leading Performance.
The Bell 429WLG adds retractable nose and main landing gear with electrical flight deck actuation and braking capability to the Bell 429WLG's advanced integrated avionics and proven speed range and hover performance.
The added flexibility of the retractable wheeled landing gear makes the Bell 429WLG ideal for both repositioning in limited spaces and situations that require ground taxi - saving you time and effort getting you where you need to go. Drag is reduced due to the absence of skid landing gear and an increased cruising speed. With optional kits for retractable landing gear doors or emergency flotation, the Bell 429WLG is suitable for a variety of missions.
Optional rear clamshell cabin doors slide aft, opening with minimal effort and hugging the fuselage for convenient operation in strong winds or while the aircraft is running or in-flight.
The Bell 429WLG's powerful engines and high OEI-rated transmission provide superior engine performance. Certified for Category A operations from ground level helipads, elevated helipads, runways at maximum gross weight, on hot days and at altitude means almost no mission or operating environment is beyond your reach.
A growing number of countries have adopted Transport Canada’s approval of an internal gross weight increase kit. This takes the Bell 429WLG internal gross weight from 7,000 lbs/3,175 kg to 7,500 lbs/3,402 kg, providing a useful load of 3,012 lbs/1,366 kg.
Maximizing situational awareness, the Bell 429WLG’s fully-integrated flight deck monitoring suite ensures outstanding maintainability and aircraft readiness as its software performs workload reducing calculations including IGE, OGE, and Cat A/PC1 profiles, weight and balance, and power assurance checks and exceedance monitoring. There’s even a Power Situation Indicator (PSI) that further reduces pilot workload.
The aircraft is certified for single and dual pilot IFR operations with SBAS/WAAS capabilities enabling the aircraft to conduct point-in-space approaches in ceilings as low as 250 ft. Fully coupled with 4-axis autopilot capability permits a steep approach of up to 9 degrees.
|SPEEDS at max gross wt|
|VNE||155 kts||287 km/h|
|Max Cruise||154 kts||284 km/h|
|Range at VLRC*||412 nm||763 km|
|Max Endurance*||4.4 hrs|
|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|
|Empty Weight (Standard Configuration, Optional Max GW)||4,733 lbs||2,147 kg|
|Useful Load (Standard Configuration, Optional Max GW)||2,767 lbs||1,255 kg|
|Max Gross Weight (Internal, Optional Max GW)***||7,500 lbs||3,402 kg|
|Max Gross Weight (External Load)||7,500 lbs||3,402 kg|
* Optional 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
*** Requires optional and retrofitable internal gross weight increase kit, certified by Transport Canada