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Japan welcomes its first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter thanks to JGAS

written by Newsdesk | March 14, 2024

Japan welcomes its first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter thanks to JGAS

Bell Textron Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc., has finalised a sales agreement with Japan General Aviation Service (JGAS) for the first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter in Japan. Recognised for its role in the aerospace industry, JGAS specialises in aircraft sales and aftermarket support services.

This luxury helicopter, following its delivery, will be utilised by Japan Biz Aviation Co. Ltd. (JBZ), a JGAS subsidiary, to offer corporate relocation services and more within Japan, marking a subsequent addition to their fleet of Bell helicopters.

Takuya Masamura, the country manager for Bell in Japan, acknowledged the partnership, stating, “We are honoured by the trust JBZ has placed in Bell through their purchase of the first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter.” He added, “Working closely with JGAS Group, we are confident that we can demonstrate the strong value Bell and JGAS provide to Japanese customers through an optimised experience for their Bell helicopters.”

The Designer Series of the Bell 429 introduces enhancements to the helicopter’s interior, incorporating high-quality leathers, upgraded upholstery, and hardwood flooring, alongside complementary metal finishes and leather details for a cohesive and refined interior color scheme.

The Bell 429 is celebrated for its smooth and comfortable flight capabilities and the spacious cabin within its class. With over 450 units operational globally, the Bell 429 serves a diverse client base, including corporate, emergency medical services, and law enforcement, accumulating over 602,000 flight hours globally.


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