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Kuwait IAL adds third 429 to Bell fleet
Kuwait’s Ministry of Health emergency capabilities are boosted with this latest delivery of an HEMS Bell 429. This being their third unit, the crew is already familiar with its performance in extreme temperatures.
A third 429 HEMS helicopter has been delivered to KIAL.

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) has recently taken delivery of a Bell 429, ordered in November 2021, that will be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS delivery in the country.

“We're delighted to receive this latest addition to our fleet of 429s, being already very familiar with the model's excellent performance in our extreme summer temperatures. This new aircraft means we can expand our services even further, helping mobilise patients quickly and comfortably to medical facilities and ultimately save more lives,” says KIAL vice president Steven Mathews.

“I'm delighted to see this delivery and honoured that the Kingdom of Kuwait has chosen a Bell platform to add to its existing fleet; there couldn't be a better testament than this,” adds Bell managing director Sameer Rehman.

Known for its speed, range and low lifecycle costs, the Bell 429 reached 500,000 global flight hours at the beginning of the year and continues to show just what a reliable and versatile platform it is. One of the most successful light twin helicopters of its class, its versatility means it can perform a variety of missions, from corporate transportation and energy to public safety, law enforcement and, of course, HEMS.

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