31-May-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
Bell has announced they have a signed letter of intent (LOI) with Professional Helicopter Services (PHS) for three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters while at the Australian Helicopter Industry Association’s Rotortech 2016. PHS will be the first helicopter training school in the region to operate the Bell 505.
“We are thrilled to become the first Australian helicopter training school to integrate the Bell 505 into our program,” said the CEO and Managing Director of PHS, Brett Newman. “The value and performance capabilities of the Bell 505 will complement our expanding fleet and tie in nicely to our ongoing commitment to being the most progressive and advanced helicopter company in the country.”
PHS is Australia’s longest running continually owned helicopter company with vast experience in all aspects of helicopter operations including, corporate charter, pilot training, tourism, sling operations, firefighting, and mining and survey operations.
“We are delighted that Professional Helicopter Services has chosen the Bell 505 and will become the first helicopter training school in Australia to operate the aircraft,” said Sameer A. Rehman, Bell Helicopter’s managing director of Asia Pacific. “This signing reaffirms the ongoing demand for the Bell 505 with more than 380 letters of intent around the globe, and more than 130 of those in the Asia Pacific region alone.”#
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com