Delivery of Bell 429 police helos to Sweden complete

Bell Helicopter on Wednesday 18 May announced it delivered the last of  seven Swedish National Police’s Bell 429 helicopters. The type has now entered service in the Scandinavian country and is being used for law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, across Sweden.

The seven choppers were ordered in July 2014. Polisflyget, the aviation department of the Rikskriminalpolisen (National Police), also operates six Eurocopter EC135 P2+ from Boden in the far north (1), Göteborg-Säve City Airport (1), Stockholm-Arlanda IAP (2), Malmö-Sturup IAP (1) and Åre-Östersund Airport (1). The police helicopter unit has about 60 personnel.


“This is now the largest Bell 429 fleet in operation in the European Union,” said Jakub Hoda, Bell Helicopter Managing Director for Europe and Russia. “Customers in Europe have shown great interest in the Bell 429 for law enforcement  and search and rescue operations.

Over a quarter of the Bell 429s in service across Europe today are flying parapublic missions, demonstrating the superior performance of the Bell 429.

© 2016 editor Elmer van Hest