Bell demos 505 to Montenegro military

Bell demos 505 to Montenegro military 9 Apr, 19, Source: HeliHub.com

Bell have carried out a demonstration of their 505 JetRanger X to the Minister of Defense for Montenegro, Mr. Predrag Bošković.  Also present at the event held at Golubovci Air Base, a few miles south of the capital Podgorica, were U.S. Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke and Canadian Ambassador Kati Csaba.

Bell already has a relationship with the eastern European country following the delivery of three 412s to Montenegro last September.  In a post on Facebook, the Montenegran military indicated that they realised their current fleet of Gazelle helicopters were approx 30 years old, and would need replacing within the next five years.  The way this was worded would suggest they are not actively pursuing a purchase, and this was more about Bell maintaining a customer relationship than Montenegro starting the buying process.

Bell did not have one of their own aircraft available, but borrowed a customer 505 from Heli Europe SA in France – the same one they took to Helitech in Amsterdam in October

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com


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Images from Montenegro military

 

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