Helicopter

BELL 429

The Bell 429 GlobalRanger is a light, twin-engine helicopter developed by Bell Helicopter and Korea Aerospace Industries, based on the Bell 427. First flight of the Bell 429 prototype took place on February 27, 2007, and the aircraft received certification on July 1, 2009. The Bell 429 is capable of single-pilot IFR and Runway Category A operations.

The Bell 429 has a 4-blade rotor system with soft-in-plane flex beams. The rotor blades are composite and have swept tips for reduced noise. The tail rotor is made by stacking two, two-blade rotors set at uneven intervals (to form an X) for reduced noise.The combined cabin volume is 204 ft³ (5.78 m³) with a 130 ft³ passenger cabin and 74 ft³ baggage area, with a flat floor for patient loading. A set of rear clamshell doors under the tail boom is optional for easier patient loading in EMS operations.

SPECIFICATIONS

Typical Configuration
Crew : 1
Passengers : 7

Fuel Capacity
Standard (lbs) : 1,440
Standard (gal) : 215
Optional (lbs) : 268
Optional (gal) : 40

Weight
Max. Takeoff (lbs) : 7,000
Empty Operating Weight (EOW) : 4,300

Speed Knots
Normal Cruise TAS : 0
Vmo (Max Op) IAS : 142

IFR Certification:
(IFR) : Unknown

Climb
Ceiling (ft): 20,000
(HOGE) Out of Ground Effect : 9,300
(HIGE) In Ground Effect : 12,000

Range (Nautical Miles)
Tanks Full (nm) : 390
Seats Full (nm) : 390

Engines
Number of : 2
Model(s) : PW207D1
Shaft (hp per Engine) : 1,100
Common TBO Hours : 3,000

Flight specifications

  • PASSENGERS CAPACITY: 6
  • CREW: 1
  • RANGE: 400
  • SERVICE CEILING: 11000FT
  • TOP SPEED: 287KM/H
  • ENGINE TYPE: P&W DWC207DI TURBINE ENGINE

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