Bell 429 Global Ranger   msn: 57083

#083 / N465XB, captured shortly after the acceptance ceremony at Piney Flats, Tennessee.

Photo: Bell Helicopter, TN57, January 2013.

During a meeting on 30 November 2011 The Federal Executive Councel of Nigeria
allocated a budget of $ 9.5 million for the direct purchase of a DPIFR Bell 429 helicopter
to be operated by NEMA, the National Emergency Management Agency on SAR and EMS missions.
During January 2013 the Bell 429 was airfreighted to Lagos, Nigeria.

Photo: Superspotter, DNMM, 17 January 2013.

 Airframe History:
 Date: Tailnumber: Owner / Operator:
 xxx 2012 C-GFNK  [test-regi]
 FEB 2012 C-GOOR  Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Montreal, Québec
 MAY 2012 C-GOOR  regi canx, exported to the USA
 MAY 2012 N465XB  Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas
 JAN 2013 N465XB  Africair Inc, Miami, Florida
 FEB 2013 N465XB  regi canx, exported to Nigeria
 FEB 2013 5N-NEM  National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria

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