Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish Director General of Forestry was presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates six Bell 429s for its mission of protecting the forests and other natural resources of Turkey. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent.
“We are thrilled to award the Director General of Forestry this plaque for outstanding operational readiness,” said Clay Bridges, Regional Manager, Bell. “The Forestry Aviators are absolutely amazing. The Bell 429 is an exceptional aircraft that will continue to support the protection of Turkish resources.
The Bell 429 is known for its exceptional speed, performance, range, and low life cycle cost. The aircraft’s readiness makes it ideal for a variety of missions such as law enforcement, parapublic, oil and gas, and corporate transport.