New Zealand’s helicopter management firm Advanced Flight has taken delivery of two Bell 429 helicopters.

The two rotorcraft – the second and third VIP-configured Bell 429s in service with the company – are equipped with Bell’s new Designer Series interior, according to Bell.

Bell 429 interior

Source: Bell

The new Designer Series interior for the Bell 429

The interior features upgraded cabin materials as well as soundproofing.

“We are pleased to take delivery of our third Bell 429 and to operate these new designer series Bell 429 for our loyal customers,” says Advanced flight chief executive Keith Stephens.

“At Advanced Flight, both our pilots and engineering teams have many years of experience operating the Bell 429 throughout New Zealand. This wealth of knowledge on the Bell 429 gives us the confidence to exceed the expectations of our customers in safety and comfort.”

In addition, Advanced Flight manages and operates three Bell 429s for the New Zealand Police Air Support Unit.

“The Bell 429 remains the light twin corporate helicopter of choice across Asia Pacific, as our corporate customers continue to experience how the comfort and reliability of the Bell 429 support their businesses and lifestyle,” says Bell’s Asia-Pacific managing director Jacinto Monge.

“We look forward to working with Advanced Flight to support their goal of providing high quality aircraft management services for all their Bell 429s in the fleet.”

In additional to the Bell 429, Advanced Flight also operates the Airbus Helicopers ACH130.