Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bell, Mecaer to Showcase Bell 429 at NBAA
Bell Helicopter will display the Bell 429 in corporate/VIP configuration at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2014 conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla. from October 21 to 23. In addition, Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group will be featuring a mockup of the Bell 429 MAGnificent interior inside the Bell Helicopter booth. Both the aircraft and the mockup can be seen at Booth 212 at the Orange County Convention Center during the show.
The Bell 429 features a fully integrated glass cockpit with advanced drive system and best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability. Additional safety features include a collective mounted throttle, damage tolerant hub and rotor system, and energy attenuating seats. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operators.
The Bell 429 MAGnificent interior can be customized to a variety of seating configurations and offers a wide range of Italian fabrics, colors and optional equipment. MAG’s specialty custom interior incorporates two proprietary products, a passive noise abatement system called SILENS, and an In-Flight Entertainment Enhanced Lounge (I-FEEL), that provides a fully customized interactive touch screen based entertainment, communication and flight information management system.
Additionally, representatives from Bell Helicopter’s award-winning customer support and services team will be available to discuss capabilities with show attendees.