Bell Helicopter announced the delivery of two Bell 429s to Indonesia-based meteorological company PT Carpediem Mandiri on April 19, 2017 for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.

The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument Landing and Departing Systems at airports, heliports and helipads.

“It is an honor for us to celebrate alongside PT Carpediem Mandiri and the Indonesian Flight Calibration Department the delivery of two Bell 429s with a special ceremony at Rotorcraft Asia,” said Sameer A. Rehman, Bell Helicopter’s Managing Director of Asia Pacific.

“Today’s deliveries mark the first time a Bell 429 has been configured for flight calibration missions, and it brings us great pride to support the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation in this important effort. This is another testament to the ability of the Bell 429s to meet mission requirements across a variety of segments further bolstered by our service and support which are second to none,” added Rehman.

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"We are delighted to introduce our flight inspection system AD-HELIFIS on the Bell 429, as this will be the second helicopter worldwide and the first Bell 429 operating with this technology," said Thorsten Heinke, senior program manager, Aerodata AG.

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