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QUIKTRIP signs purchase agreement for Second BELL 429

- Popular convenience store chain ‘QT’ signs for second Bell 429 at HAI Heli-Expo

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced during HAI Heli Expo 2024 the signed purchase agreement to QuikTrip Corporation for their second Bell 429.

QuikTrip Corporation, commonly known as QuikTrip (QT), operates a rapidly growing convenience store chain located in 18 U.S. states. QuikTrip Corporation plans to use the Bell 429s to seamlessly transport executives across its more than 1,400 stores nationwide to efficiently attend to business needs, all while significantly reducing travel times.  

“Bell is thrilled that QuikTrip Corporation has chosen the Bell 429 platform to add to its existing corporate transport fleet that also includes a Bell 429 and Bell 407GXi. This acquisition will complement and support the company’s growing business needs, the Bell 429 continues to be an ideal platform for corporate and VIP transportation around the world for its versatility, comfort, and reliability.”

Lane Evans, managing director, North America

With more than 450 Bell 429s currently operating worldwide, the global fleet has exceeded over 602,000 flight hours total. 

“QuikTrip is excited to add the comfort, reliability and overall performance of another Bell to our fleet and we are looking forward our continued strong and long-lasting relationship with the Bell team”  

Stuart Sullivan, VP/CFO, QuikTrip

With spacious cabin seating for six people and abundant leg room, the Bell 429 continues to be the aircraft of choice for comfortable business travel. Not only do passengers fly with ease, but with BasixPro avionics and satellite-based guidance systems on intuitive displays, operators have access to critical information while in flight that helps get them to their location safely and quickly. 

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