India’s Tata Steel has taken delivery of a second Bell 429 helicopter to support their steel production operations.
The new light-twin helicopter will be based out of Tata Steel's Aviation facility at Jamshedpur in Eastern India, addressing the transportation requirements of the company’s steel plants and mines in the region.
Tata Steel Group is among the world’s top steel companies with operations in 26 countries and has been in operation for over a century.
“We see the potential for an ever-increasing demand for Bell Helicopter products in India, a country boasting one of the world’s fastest-growing economies with an expanding industrial footprint,” said Sameer A. Rehman, Bell Helicopter managing director for Asia Pacific.
The Bell 429 has flat flooring and seating for seven passengers and one flight crew and features a fully integrated glass cockpit, advanced drive system, best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability.
There are more than 90 Bell aircraft operating throughout India in several sectors including commercial, civil/government, and military operations.