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BELL B-429

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Name B-429
Manufacturer BELL
Wing Rotary
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

BELL 429 GlobalRanger
BELL GlobalRanger

BELL B-429

BELL B-429


The Bell 429 is a light, twin-engine helicopter under development and is based on the Bell 427. First flight of the Bell 429 prototype took place on February 27, 2007, and received type certification on July 1, 2009. The Bell 429 is capable of single-pilot IFR and Runway Category A operations.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.97 m35.991 ft
Length 12.7 m41.667 ft
Height 4.04 m13.255 ft
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207D1 turboshaft, 625 shp (466 kW); 730 shp (545 kW) takeoff power each.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 150 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 31753,175 kg
3.175 tonnes
Ceiling FL200 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 390390 nm
722,280 m
722.28 km
2,369,685.041 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B429

None on SKYbrary