Bell Heli­copter de­liv­ers first Bell 429s to Nigeria

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“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.

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