9-May-2014 Source: Hawker Pacific
Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East is thrilled to be hosting the only Australian presentation of the recently launched Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. A mock-up of the aircraft will be on display at the inaugural RotorTech 2014 exhibition, providing Australian operators with a unique opportunity to observe the aircraft up close and learn about its exciting features and class leading capabilities.
Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer, Asia said: “We are very excited to introduce the all new, next generation Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Australian market. The aircraft boasts unique multi-mission capabilities and best in class cabin volume previously unseen in the short-light-single class. We look forward to showing our customers just how impressive this aircraft is.”
Hawker Pacific is also proud to be the Gold Sponsor of RotorTech 2014, organised by the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA). The company will host attendees at welcome function on the evening of Friday the 23rd of May, and the Gala dinner on Saturday the 24th of May.
“Hawker Pacific has a proud tradition of supporting the Australian helicopter industry and we are delighted to be able to support the AHIA in their first major event. The industry is growing strongly and we are uniquely positioned to provide complete, world-class support to our customers and their aircraft – from purchase and operations, to sales and service. We ensure operators get the most out of their aircraft,” said Mr. Jones.
The Bell 505 redefines the short light single product class by combining advanced technology, unparalleled levels of comfort, and unique multi-mission capabilities. The aircraft’s flight deck features a fully integrated glass Garmin G1000H™ cockpit, offering unmatched crew situational awareness. The cabin boasts ready-for-business comfort with five forward facing seats with excellent exterior visibility, and 75/25 split clamshell doors allow easy ingress/egress. The 505 is powered by the reliable Turbomeca Arrius 2R Engine, featuring dual channel FADEC (with backup), automatic start up, and an optimised maintenance program with 3000 hour TBO.
Bell Helicopter changed the face of the industry nearly 50 years ago with the introduction of the legendary JetRanger in 1967. The new Bell 505 is the long-awaited evolution of the JetRanger bringing modern technology and state-of-the art features to today’s market.
RotorTech 2014 will be held on the 24th and 25th of May at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast. Those interested in attending should contact Rob Rich on 0415 641 774 or visit www.austhia.com.