Future Aircrew Training

A True Canadian Solution

Built in Canada for Future Aircrew Training

The Royal Canadian Air Force deserves a training platform truly built in Canada. Backed by more than 500 suppliers across the country, Bell's workforce of 1,300 Canadians is proud to offer the Bell 429, a proven and ideally suited platform designed, built, tested and certified in Canada for the future of the RCAF.
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A Revolutionary Partnership

In partnership with the government of Canada, Bell has delivered a revolutionary aircraft – the Bell 429. The Canadian Coast Guard relies on this best-in-class aircraft to see them through countless missions each year, and every sale of the multi-mission Bell 429 sustains Canadian jobs from coast to coast.
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Highest Level of Canadian Content

Both the Bell 429 and its Pratt and Whitney powerplant are made in Canada offering the highest level of Canadian content of any helicopter in its category. Choosing the Bell 429 for FAcT protects highly-skilled jobs and makes use of local expertise the RCAF can count on today and into the future.

A Supply Centre to Ensure RCAF Readiness

Located in Calgary, Bell's Supply Centre supports the Department of National Defence’s largest helicopter fleet with embedded military personnel. The team sources spares for Canadian Forces across domestic locations and overseas operations. Bell brings a proven and unmatched degree of responsiveness and supply security to FAcT.

An Established Network Offering World-Class Support

Bell understands the demands associated with sustaining a military-registered fleet across the full spectrum of materiel, maintenance and engineering domains. Bell will leverage its expertise and established Canadian support network to deliver value, flexibility, performance, and economic benefits to the Government of Canada.
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Unmatched Expertise in Canadian Airworthiness

Bell has been building helicopters in Canada for 35 years. With a firmly established relationship with Canadian civilian and military regulatory agencies, no company is better suited than Bell for release to service and through-life sustainment of a training platform.
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Highest Level of RCAF Helicopter Commonality

The Bell 429 will offer an unequaled level of commonality with the RCAF’s largest fleet of helicopters. From engine fuel control system to the cockpit, similarities to the Griffon MK II helicopter fleet will translate into the most relevant training and efficient transition to operational flying.
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  • Max Cruise
    150 kts | 278 km/h
  • Range at VLRC
    411 nm | 761 km
  • Max Endurance
    4.5 hrs
* Max GW, ISA, Std fuel – no reserve, at 4000 ft / 1219 m
  • Aux Fuel (Optional)
    39 US gal / 148 liters
  • Aft Baggage Compartment Volume
    74 ft³ / 2.1 m³
  • Cabin Floor Area**
    204 ft³ / 25.78 m³
  • Cargo Hook Capacity
    3,000 lbs / 1,361 kg
  • Empty Weight - (Base Aircraft)
    4,465 lbs / 2,025 kg
  • Max Gross Weight (External Load)
    8,000 lbs / 3,629 kg
  • Max Gross Weight (internal)
    7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg
  • Maximum Seating
    1 + 7
  • Standard Fuel
    217 US gal / 821 litres
  • Standard Seating
    1 + 7
  • Useful Load (Internal, Base Configuration)
    2,535 lbs / 1,150 kg
** Total contiguous area, including baggage compartment. Does not include copilot volume of 28 ft³/0.8 m³
Garmin GTN-650/750 The Garmin GTN-750/650 system provides intuitive touchscreen controls, and the large, six-inch GTN-750 display provides unprecedented access to Navigation/Communication/GPS-WAAS functions, including:
  • Graphical flight planning capability with touchscreen waypoint entry or sequence modification;
  • High-resolution terrain mapping, including optional Internal TAWS-B terrain alerting;
  • Garmin GTX-33H ES transponder with extended squitter provides ADS-B out traffic display capability;
  • Two VHF communication transceivers with 10 watt standard or 16 watt optional transmitting power, and 8.33 or 25 KHz channel spacing;
  • Geo-referenced charting;
  • GPS TSO’d to C146C, authorized to C146, authorized for Class 1, 2 and 3 Localizer Precision with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approaches;
  • Multiple weather options where the supporting weather reporting/advisory infrastructure is available.
  • Max Continuous
    2 × 586 shp / 2 × 437 kW
  • Takeoff
    2 × 598 shp / 2 × 446 kW
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