Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of the first two Bell 505 helicopters in Bangladesh to Ad-din Foundation, a private nonprofit organization serving underprivileged people in Bangladesh.
The Bell 505 helicopters will be used for patient transfers between the eight hospitals that Ad-din operates across Bangladesh, medical evacuations and corporate transport.
“The sale of the first two Bell 505 helicopters in Bangladesh show that organizations globally recognize the flexibility and efficiency that the Bell 505 can bring to their respective missions,” said Lane Evans, director, Bell 505 sales. “We are proud that Ad-din has chosen the Bell 505 for their medical and corporate missions, and we look forward to providing the support they need to launch their helicopter operations.”
The Bell 505 is ideal for private charters, corporate executives, medical evacuations, utilities, public safety, pilot training and more. The light single-engine helicopter offers a rare combination of rugged high performance, superior fuel efficiency, and a low cost of acquisition and operation.
With the only dual-channel FADEC engine in its class, the helicopter has plenty of power at high altitudes. Additionally, the high-tech G1000H NXi all-glass flight deck lowers pilot work load while the panoramic windows provide great visibility for all seats.
The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017, and today there are more than 360 aircraft in operation across six continents, logging more than 100,000 global fleet hours.