23-Apr-2012 Source: Helicargo
Luis Guillermo Angel Restrepo and his company Helicargo S.A. will bring the newly unveiled Bell 525 “super medium” helicopter to Colombian skies in the near future. Angel Restrepo (Helicargo) will have sole authority to distribute this helicopter in Colombia and will begin marketing this model immediately.
With literally an audience of thousands, Bell Helicopter put its mark on the oil platform helicopter market by unveiling what it calls a “super medium” size Bell 525 Relentless at Heli-Expo in Dallas. The 18,000-pound plus helicopter is expected to have a speed of 150 knots. Helicargo, a firm specializing in helicopter transportation contributed to the research and development for the 16-passenger helicopter.
“Having Helicargo and our other customers engage with us on this unprecedented new aircraft validates our product development strategies–placing our customers at the center of everything we do,” said Luis Guillermo.
The helicopter will be powered by two GE CT7-2F1 engines of 1,800 shaft horsepower each and feature the Garmin G5000H integrated avionics suite–an avionics system for helicopters also announced at Heli-Expo this week.
It could fly by 2014 and be certified by 2015.
Helicargo is an helicopter distributor and operator company of Colombia that offers the service of transportation for companies and individual operation.