Monday, May 14, 2012
Ecuador, Malaysia Approve Bell 429 Boost
Another pair of government aviation regulators—in Ecuador and Malaysia—have joined the list of countries offering the Transport Canada-certified 500-lb max gross weight increase on the Bell 429. The Director General of Civil Aviation for Ecuador and Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation join Australia, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines and Vietnam in approving the increase to 7,500 lbs. Transport Canada certified the weight upgrade in January 2012 following a technical evaluation.
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