Bell 429 Global Ranger   msn: 57048

# 048 / The grey airframe was captured during shipping to New Zealand.

Photo: Australia, March 2019.

# 048 / VH-IWS, Raytheon, at Nowra during a test-flight. The airframe was returned to Raytheon
after its six and a half year lease to the Royal Australian Navy.

Photo: Calum Gibson, YSNW, 27 February 2019.

# 048 / N455MB / N49-048, in Royal Australian Navy livery at Shenandoah Valley Regional airport,
Virginia before delivery to Australia.

Photo: KSHD, 1Q 2012.

 Airframe History:
 Date: Tailnumber: Owner / Operator:
 xxx 2011 C-GLZK  Bell Helicopter Textron Canada,
 [test-regi]
 JUN 2011 C-GLFX  Bell Helicopter Textron Canada,
 Montreal, Québec
 DEC 2011 C-GLFX  regi canx,
 exported to the USA
 DEC 2011 N455MB  Bell Helicopter Textron,
 Fort Worth, Texas
 MAR 2012 N455MB  regi canx,
 exported to Australia
 MAR 2012 VH-NPQ  Raytheon Australia Pty.Ltd,
 Yerriyong, NSW, Australia
 MAY 2012 VH-NPQ  regi canx,
 transferred to RAN
 JUN 2012 N49-048  Royal Australian Navy, 723 Squadron,
 Nowra, Australia
 JAN 2019 VH-IWS  Raytheon Australia Pty.Ltd,
 Yerriyong, NSW, Australia
 MAR 2019 ZK-IPC  Advanced Flight Ltd,
 Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
     

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