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Mecaer Unveils Bell 429 VIP Interior at Heli-Expo

 - February 25, 2014, 4:00 PM
Mecaer’s Bell 429 interior, available as a retrofit and on new-build models, features a Silens noise- and vibration-abatement system and hand-stitched leather upholstery.

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) of Borgomanero, Italy, is unveiling here at Heli-Expo its new VVIP interior concept for the Bell 429, branded as the Bell 429 MAGnificent. A full-scale mockup of the four-place interior is on display at MAG’s booth (No. 6438). The interior features MAG’s proprietary Silens noise- and vibration-abatement system and hand-stitched premium leather seats and is compliant with all regulatory standards. The interior will be available as an option for new Bell 429s and may be available as a retrofit in existing aircraft, according to MAG.

The cabin design represents an expansion of MAG’s collaboration with Bell Helicopter, having previously created the “Oil and Gas Producers” interior for the Bell 525 Relentless. MAG is also displaying its proprietary I-FEEL In-Flight Entertainment Enhanced Lounge system, featuring Wi-Fi connectivity, in an AW169 VIP interior mockup. MAG has six completion centers in Italy, the UK, Russia and the U.S.