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October 24, 2011

Bell receives China's stamp of approval on 429

Bell Helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the Bell 429 civil helicopter, the light twin-engine aircraft that received similar U.S. and Canadian approvals in 2009.

The certification amounts to officials stamp of approval of the aircraft as safe and ready for flight operations in China. "This is an important milestone as Bell Helicopter continues to grow its presence within the Asia Pacific region," Larry D. Roberts, Bell's senior vice president for commercial aircraft sales said in a released.

Bell has had slower than hoped sales of the 429 but has conducted extensive flight demonstrations in every continent, except Antarctica. The aircraft is now certified in more than 40 countries, according to Bell.

In its quarterly earnings report last week officials of Textron Inc., Bell's parent company, said only two 429s were delivered to buyers in the third quarter but deliveries should swell before year-end.

Here's Bell Helicopter video:

 

 

- Bob Cox

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