Bell has been selected by the Turkish National Police to enter final negotiations for an order for 15 Bell 429s with an option for five more of the light twin-engined helicopters. The aircraft will be used for aerial law-enforcement missions.
"This is a significant win in the European market for Bell," said Larry Roberts, Bell Helicopter's senior vice-president for commercial business. "It reflects our commitment and investment in providing the right products for our customers as well as support, training and aftermarket in the region."
The 429 entered service in 2009 and has been certificated in more than 40 countries. The aircraft is operated for a range of missions, including VIP, emergency medical services, parapublic, and oil and gas.