Helicopters EDIC Horizon receives two Bell 429 helicopters
Manufacturer Bell Helicopter has announced it delivered two Bell 429 helicopters to operator EDIC Horizon.
EDIC Horizon is an International Flight Academy based at Al Ain International Airport Zone in the United Arab Emirates. Bell has now delivered two B429 helicopters to the operator. The two state-of-the-art helicopters will help the operator to perform a new portfolio of missions.
An unveiling ceremony was held during a visit from His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General – General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
With the new aircraft, EDIC Horizon seeks to perform instrument, multi-engine, ATP and specialized mission training. The two B429 join the existing fleet of Bell 206 and Bell 407s.
Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri, CEO, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy, commented: “We are excited to add Bell 429s to our flight training fleet. Bell helicopters have been an essential part of our training operations since our inception and the new aircraft will enable us to further expand our training offering.”
Over the course of receiving the two B429, EDIC Horizon has launched the latest training program. This new program underlines the operator´s commitment to providing the best aviation training in the area.
Sameer Rehman, Bell Managing Director, Africa and the Middle East added: “The EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy sets the bar for excellent training in the region. This celebration is a key milestone for Bell as it demonstrates the traction the Bell 429 has gained in the Middle East. There are now 332 Bell 429 aircraft in operation around the world, exceeding 330 000 hours of operation on the global fleet.”
Bell Helicopter´s B429 series has the lowest vibrations in its class and advanced avionics and systems reduce the pilot workload and raise the situational awareness. Moreover, the use of composite parts and metallic marts create a balance of flexibility, rigidity and durability.
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