Will Be Operated By Fairfax County, VA, Law Enforcement
The first Bell 429 with a multi-mission configuration has been
delivered to Fairfax County, Virginia by Bell Helicopter ... the
first of two of the aircraft ordered by the county. Their second
helo is expected to deliver in the second quarter of 2012.
This multi-role Bell 429 is capable of completing missions for
airborne law enforcement, helicopter emergency medical services and
search and rescue. This one-of-a-kind, multi-mission configuration
was completed at Paradigm Aerospace Corporation, a Bell Helicopter
Customer Service Facility located in Mount Pleasant, PA.
“The Bell 429 has exactly what we were looking for when we
searched the market for a true multi-mission helicopter. Its
spacious cabin allowed us to be creative in our design,” said
Paul Schaaf, Chief Pilot for the Fairfax County Police
“The Bell 429 was designed for this type of multi-role
capability,” said Larry Roberts, senior vice president for
Bell Helicopter’s Commercial Business.
“Our customers like the speed, power and the advanced
flight deck technology found in the Bell 429. Along with the
largest cabin in its class, it offers a smooth, comfortable ride.
It is reliable, conforming to the latest airworthiness standards,
and is backed by Bell Helicopter’s award-winning and
industry-leading customer service and support,” Roberts
The Bell 429 is the world’s newest and most advanced light
twin-engine helicopter. It has conducted extensive flight
demonstrations in every continent, except Antarctica, and has been
certified in more than 40 countries. With configuration options
ranging from VIP to air-medical, law enforcement, utility and oil
& gas, the Bell 429 offers superior mission capability and