STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19 (UPI) -- Bell Helicopter reports the delivery to Sweden and entry into service of its 429 aircraft.
The seven helicopters are being used the Swedish National Police's for law enforcement and search-and-rescue operations throughout the country.
"This is now the largest Bell 429 fleet in operation in the European Union," said Jakub Hoda, Bell Helicopter managing director for Europe and Russia. "Customers in Europe have shown great interest in the Bell 429 for law enforcement operations. Over a quarter of the Bell 429s in service across Europe today are flying parapublic missions, demonstrating the superior performance of the Bell 429."
The Bell 429 is a multi-purpose, twin-engine utility helicopter developed by Bell Helicopter and Korea Aerospace Industries. It can carry seven passengers in addition to its pilot, has a cruise speed of 150 knots and a range of 390 nautical miles.
It features a fully-integrated glass cockpit, an advanced drive system, best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability.