Bell Helicopter delivers first Bell 429s to Nigeria
“They are particularly impressed with Bell Helicopter’s reputation for exceptional product support.”
The NPAW and NEMA selected the Bell 429 for its large cabin size, state-of-the-art avionics, its smooth and fast ride, and the EASA-approved Bell Helicopter maintenance programme that ensures superior post-delivery support and service.
Bell Helicopter has delivered two Bell 429s, one to the Nigeria Police Air Wing (NPAW) and another to the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). These Nigerian deliveries are the first 429 deliveries on the continent of Africa. NPAW will utilize the Bell 429 for general law enforcement, surveillance and force projection. NEMA will fly the aircraft for disaster relief and humanitarian support missions.
“Our Nigerian customers are thrilled to be the first Bell 429 operators in Africa. The Bell 429 is the most technologically advanced and capable light-twin helicopter in the marketplace and will serve the NPAW and NEMA well for many years to come,” said Robert Prentice, Vice President, Aircraft Sales, Africair, Inc., a Bell Helicopter independent representative in Africa.