Triumph Group to provide Bell 429 transmission

  • 05-Aug-2009 04:32 EDT

Bell’s 429 light twin-engine helicopter recently received certification from the Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the FAA. First deliveries were expected to get under way in July.

Triumph Group’s gear systems operations in Park City, UT, and Macomb, MI, have been awarded a multiyear supply agreement by Bell Helicopter to provide the main transmission assembly for the 429 helicopter. The contract includes manufacturing, assembly/integration, and testing of the transmission, as well as the design and engineering of the test equipment. The supply agreement is for a period of five years with five one-year contract extension options and has an estimated value in excess of $363 million over the next 10 years.

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