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Garmin GFC500H flight control system certified on Bell 505

Garmin GFC500H flight control system certified on Bell 505

21-Jul-2021Source: Garmin

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced that the GFC™ 600H flight control system has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installation on the Bell 505 helicopter, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H provides a number of helicopter-tailored safety features,... Read more

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ethiopia

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ethiopia

13-Jul-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to W.A. Oil Factory and Distribution PLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its first corporate customer in the country. With this latest acquisition, there are almost 30 Bell 505s in operation across six countries in Africa and the... Read more

Bell 505 autopilot certified in UK

Bell 505 autopilot certified in UK

9-Jun-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Genesys HeliSAS autopilot in the Bell 505 has received certification from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). “We are thrilled to offer the Genesys autopilot for the 505 to our customers in the UK,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director,... Read more

Bell delivers 300th 505 Jet Ranger X

Bell delivers 300th 505 Jet Ranger X

12-May-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the 300th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017, and today there are 300 aircraft in operation across six continents, with customers logging more than 70,000 global fleet hours. “The Bell 505 is... Read more

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

4-May-2021Source: Bell

​Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg). “The cargo hook capabilities are an important enhancement... Read more

Bell Celebrates 60 Bell 505 Deliveries in Europe

Bell Celebrates 60 Bell 505 Deliveries in Europe

21-Apr-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of another Bell 505 to the Montenegro Air Force, making it the 60th Bell 505 aircraft in Europe. “Delivering 60 505s to Europe is an exciting milestone for Bell,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, International Business. “This achievement is a testament to... Read more

Bell delivers first 505 to Uganda

Bell delivers first 505 to Uganda

8-Apr-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter equipped with the Med-Pac Inc. LLC Emergency Medical Services Lite Interior to BAR Aviation. This marks the first Bell 505 in Uganda and the first Bell 505 designed to complete medical evacuation (medevac) missions in Africa. “We are... Read more

Aero Products appointed Bell 505 maintenance facility

Aero Products appointed Bell 505 maintenance facility

15-Mar-2021Source: Aero Products

Much like all of you, Aero Products is looking forward to 2021. Hopefully, the worst of the pandemic is behind us and we can focus on a brighter future. For Aero Products that means expanding their capabilities. Hence, Aero Products is proud to announce they are now a Bell Helicopter 505 maintenance facility. The 505... Read more

Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force

Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force

9-Feb-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for six Bell 505 aircraft to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The newly acquired Bell 505s will be configured to support Public Safety missions in country and be used by the Force’s Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) to train international rotorcraft pilots.... Read more

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

11-Jan-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 to the Fort Worth Police Department. Bell executives and city officials celebrated this delivery at the police department’s hangar at Meacham Airport to mark a 70-year relationship between Bell and Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Police Department currently operates two... Read more

Australia – Powercor starts patrol flights with new Bell 505s

Australia – Powercor starts patrol flights with new Bell 505s

9-Dec-2020Source: Powercor

Two new helicopters conducting vegetation and powerline inspections for electricity distributor Powercor will be seen flying above Warrnambool this week as part of their first official flight. The helicopters, combined with industry-leading technology, establish a unique aerial services capability to support Powercor’s annual vegetation management program. From Tuesday, 8 December until Monday, 21 December, the... Read more

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

26-Nov-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”... Read more

Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

25-Nov-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”... Read more

11-Nov-20 HB-ZYN Bell 505 Sion, Switzerland

11-Nov-20 HB-ZYN Bell 505 Sion, Switzerland

11-Nov-2020

Tail broken off while parked after Guimbal G2 Cabri HB-ZVN landed too close... Read more

05-Nov-20 N505AJ Bell 505 Chino, US-California

05-Nov-20 N505AJ Bell 505 Chino, US-California

5-Nov-2020

Aircraft sustained heavy autorotation landing.... Read more

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Records 50,000 Global Fleet Flight Hours

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Records 50,000 Global Fleet Flight Hours

23-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X program has accumulated more than 50,000 flight hours. More than 260 Bell 505s are operating a variety of missions across six continents and 55 countries. Notable deliveries this year have included, Southern Utah University, Centaurium and public safety configured Bell... Read more

Bell Delivers Montenegro Air Force’s First Bell 505

Bell Delivers Montenegro Air Force’s First Bell 505

16-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that the Montenegro Air Force accepted its first Bell 505. The technical acceptance occurred in July at Bell Prague. The delivery happened today in Montenegro and was accepted by Montenegro Air Force’s Minister of Defence, Predrag Bošković. The second aircraft is expected to be delivered... Read more

First Bell Authorized Maintenance Center Added in Denmark

First Bell Authorized Maintenance Center Added in Denmark

16-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it will be adding its first Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Denmark and the second AMC in Europe. Air Service International A/S is located in Billund, Denmark and the new facility will provide maintenance for the Bell 206A/B, 206L and 505. “Bell will support Air Service... Read more

Bell Adds Its First European Authorized Maintenance Center to its Support Network

Bell Adds Its First European Authorized Maintenance Center to its Support Network

16-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its first ever Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Europe. The new AMC will provide maintenance for the Bell 505 and Bell 407 and is located near downtown Warsaw in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland. “We are excited to announce Bell’s first AMC in Europe,” said Duncan Van De... Read more

Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

9-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell manufactured public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit. “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the... Read more

Bell Delivers 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University

Bell Delivers 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University

26-Aug-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University (SUU) for its existing fleet of helicopters used to conduct student training. “SUU has been a Bell customer for more than 20 years, and its Professional Pilot Aviation Program currently operates two Bell... Read more

Bell 505 Receives Type Acceptance in Tanzania

Bell 505 Receives Type Acceptance in Tanzania

28-Jul-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 has been accepted by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for airworthiness certification in the United Republic of Tanzania, making it the sixth country in Africa to certify the aircraft. “The Bell 505 is renowned the world over for delivering best-in-class value... Read more

Horizon International Flight Academy Logs More Than 1,000 Flight Hours in its Bell 505 Fleet

Horizon International Flight Academy Logs More Than 1,000 Flight Hours in its Bell 505 Fleet

1-Jul-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Horizon International Flight Academy has logged more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet, mainly utilized to train military pilots. Horizon’s training academy is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “Crossing the 1,000-flight hour threshold in less than three months from its... Read more

Montenegro Air Force signs for two Bell 505s

Montenegro Air Force signs for two Bell 505s

8-Jun-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that the Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s. These new aircraft will be used to train the Montenegrin military pilots. The agreement also provides that Bell will provide training for three pilots in France and eight... Read more

Bell Offers Comprehensive Program for new Commercial Aircraft Customers

Bell Offers Comprehensive Program for new Commercial Aircraft Customers

2-Jun-2020Source: Bell

 Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced  a new comprehensive ownership program for purchasers of new Bell commercial aircraft, including the Bell 505, Bell 407GXi, Bell 429, and SUBARU Bell 412EPX. Bell will include a one-year subscription to Garmin® OnePak™ database bundles and the Garmin Pilot™ app as part of each new aircraft purchase. Database Concierge, the... Read more

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Expanded to Include Bell 429 and Bell 505

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Expanded to Include Bell 429 and Bell 505

29-May-2020Source: Precise Flight

Precise Flight, Inc. has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include approvals for the Bell 429 and Bell 505 variations. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternatively pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a... Read more

Southern Utah University Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Southern Utah University Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

3-Mar-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Southern Utah University (SUU) for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® Receives STC Approval for Bell 505

Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® Receives STC Approval for Bell 505

19-Feb-2020Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that they had received Supplemental Type Certification for the popular VFR HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System on the Bell 505. The VFR HeliSAS for the Bell 505 is an extremely lightweight and affordable stability augmentation and autopilot, and the only solution currently certified in light to medium helicopters.  Features include... Read more

Nepal – Simrik Air orders two Bell 505s

Nepal – Simrik Air orders two Bell 505s

14-Feb-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the order of the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters into Nepal with Simrik Air. The aircraft will be operated by Simrik Air and will be used primarily for private and corporate charters.      “Simrik Air’s purchase of the first two Bell 505s in Nepal is... Read more

MountainFlyers to become Europe’s biggest Bell 505 operator

MountainFlyers to become Europe’s biggest Bell 505 operator

10-Feb-2020Source: MountainFlyers

We spent a long time thinking about the fleet change and decided to replace the EC120 in Grenchen and the R66 in Bern-Belp with two Bell 505s. Our aim is to adapt the fleet in such a way that technical progress and economic efficiency, but all the requirements of our customers and flight students, are... Read more

Leon County Sheriff’s Office Selects Becker AMU 6500 Digital Audio Panel

Leon County Sheriff’s Office Selects Becker AMU 6500 Digital Audio Panel

6-Feb-2020Source: Becker Avionics

Digital audio innovator, Becker Avionics, is proud to announce that Leon County Sheriff’s Office recently selected Becker Avionics’ AMU 6500 for installation on their new Bell 505 helicopter. Leon County Sheriff’s Office performs law enforcement, search and rescue and other critical functions in the panhandle of Florida including the state capital of Tallahassee. The AMU... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® is now an Option for the Bell 505

Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® is now an Option for the Bell 505

4-Feb-2020Source: Genesys

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Bell has selected the VFR HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System as a factory-installed option. Genesys also announced envelope protection, a unique new feature on VFR HeliSAS for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. HeliSAS has been installed in over 1,000 small to medium sized helicopters, and Genesys continuously advances... Read more

Bell Lands Leon County Sheriff’s Office as First East Coast Bell 505 Public Safety Operator

Bell Lands Leon County Sheriff’s Office as First East Coast Bell 505 Public Safety Operator

30-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed a purchase agreement with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, Fla., for a public safety-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.   “Leon County has an advanced aviation unit that is responsible for a broad range of critical missions including aerial searching for lost... Read more

Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

29-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit for a public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “Global municipalities are expanding their public safety capabilities by adding aerial operations to their mission portfolio,” said LaShan Bonaparte, program manager, Bell 505... Read more

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

28-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft during Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. “Bell is committed to incorporating the latest technologies into our products to further improve the performance, cost of operations and support the lifecycle of aircraft,” said Susan... Read more

Horizon purchased Entrol a Bell 505 FTD Level 2 simulator

Horizon purchased Entrol a Bell 505 FTD Level 2 simulator

11-Dec-2019Source: Entrol

Horizon, the Middle East’s largest independent helicopter flight training academy supporting commercial and military operators, has signed a purchase agreement with Entrol for a Bell 505 FTD level 2 simulator, valued at AED5.5 million. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019. Meeting the latest training technology needs, the simulator is... Read more

DART Aerospace Receives EASA Certification for its Bell 505 Standard and Float Skidtubes

DART Aerospace Receives EASA Certification for its Bell 505 Standard and Float Skidtubes

18-Nov-2019Source: DART Aerospace

As part of its mission to supply the largest product offering to operators worldwide, DART Aerospace is proud to announce that it has recently received EASA validation of its Bell 505 standard and float Skidtubes, alongside its existing TCCA, FAA and Mexican DGAC approvals. These skidtubes complement the Bell 505 Emergency Float System, which was... Read more

Mecaer Delivers Bell 505 MAGnificent

Mecaer Delivers Bell 505 MAGnificent

13-Sep-2019Source: Mecaer Aviation Group

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced a Bell 505 delivery in MAGnificent style. MAG completed the retrofit from a utility configured Bell 505 to a VIP MAGnificent at its Philadelphia, PA (PNE) FAA Part 145 Repair Station. The interior modification included new passenger seat frames configured in MAGnificent style, liners and panels covered in leather,... Read more

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hour

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hour

29-Aug-2019Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has surpassed more than 20,000 flight hours. Bell has delivered 200 aircraft to customers operating the aircraft spanning six continents. Since the first delivery in 2017, the global fleet has logged more than 20,000 hours, marking one of Bell’s fastest... Read more

Garmin® to certify GFC 600H on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Garmin® to certify GFC 600H on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

22-Aug-2019Source: Garmin

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it will certify the GFC™ 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover... Read more

Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

16-Aug-2019Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport.    The first delivery of the Bell 505 occurred in March 2017 to Pylon Aviation. The global fleet of 200 aircraft are flying... Read more

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

5-Jun-2019Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Type Certification for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 feet density altitude, setting the bar for high altitude operations for aircraft in its class. “The Bell 505 is the most advanced short light single helicopter in the world, and we are proud to bring more... Read more

Alpine Aerotech 505 Bear Paw Now Compatible With High Skid Gear

Alpine Aerotech 505 Bear Paw Now Compatible With High Skid Gear

27-May-2019Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced that they have completed the modification of their popular Bear Paw Kit to be compatible with both Standard and High Skid Gear on the Bell 505. The Bear Paw Kit is constructed from high grade UV-resistance polymer and retains its shape through continuous landing and take-offs. Their industry-leading clamping system allows... Read more

B505 Continues Global Expansion

B505 Continues Global Expansion

22-May-2019Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signature of a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 with HUBI-FLY from Austria and the recent certification of the aircraft in the Ukraine and Russia. With over 150 aircraft delivered worldwide, the Bell 505 is already demonstrating excellent performance. “The Bell 505 is truly... Read more

VNH launches tourism flights with B505

VNH launches tourism flights with B505

14-May-2019Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has launched the first ever helicopter tourism flights with the Bell 505 in Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay. Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and VNH North operate a fleet of modern helicopters... Read more

Bell demos 505 to Montenegro military

Bell demos 505 to Montenegro military

9-Apr-2019Source: 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... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

22-Mar-2019Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has begun the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process for its VFR version of the Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) autopilot for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “Genesys Aerosystems has already worked with the previous models of Bell Helicopters such as the 206B, 206L, and 407 to offer the benefits... Read more

Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

19-Mar-2019Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department. “The Bell 505 has excelled in the parapublic sector since we first introduced the aircraft to the market, and customers are thrilled with the aircraft’s exceptional performance and ease of... Read more

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

19-Mar-2019Source: CAMP Systems International

CAMP Systems International is pleased to announce its industry leading CAMP Engine Health Monitoring solution is now available for Bell 505 aircraft powered by the Safran Arrius 2R engine. As the sole factory recommended maintenance tracking provider for Bell, CAMP Systems supports Bell operators as they maintain and meet the regulatory demands of helicopter health... Read more

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

14-Mar-2019Source: PhilJets

PhilJets, one of the leading business aviation companies in the Philippines, has ordered 3 brand new Bell 505 helicopters, to sustain its expansion plan. Celebrating its 6th year anniversary, PhilJets, the business aviation arm of Negocia Group, will be operating four Bell helicopters in its growing fleet. The single-engine helicopter, designed to efficiently transport 4... Read more

SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

13-Mar-2019Source: SureFlight

A highly customized Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, N505GT will be on display at static Booth #C08 at the 2019 Heli Expo in Atlanta, GA next to Bell Helicopter’s Booth. SureFlight’s Bell 505 GT Package includes, Custom paint, seats, headliner, metal gaspers, carpet, and repainted interior doors and a baggage compartment liner. SureFlight is a... Read more

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

5-Mar-2019Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications. The FAA has issued STC# SR09899AC to ADI for the Bell 505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System which is comprised of internal avionics modifications and newly manufactured ELP’s. “As this new platform is gaining popularity in the... Read more

Houston TV station debuts Bell 505

Houston TV station debuts Bell 505

4-Mar-2019Source: HeliHub.com

KTRK has revealed their new B505 helicopter. The new helicopter, now called the SkyeEye, is lighter and faster than their previous helicopter and has a state of the art camera, reports News Cast Studio.... Read more

Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

24-Jan-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

Simrik Heli Trades, an Independent Local Agent of Bell Helicopter for Nepal will conduct Bell Jet Ranger X Experimental and Demonstration Flight for the helicopter operator for the first time in Nepal. The Experimental and Demonstration flight will be carried out at high altitude of Nepal to test the performance of the Bell Jet Ranger... Read more

Bell 505 – TB_505-18-14 – Freewheel Assembly Housing Sealant

Bell 505 – TB_505-18-14 – Freewheel Assembly Housing Sealant

10-Dec-2018Source: Bell

Bell has been made aware of cases where corrosion has been found on the freewheel assembly housing surface to the engine gearbox interface. Following investigation, it was discovered that the surface paint masking of the interface of freewheel housing 406-040-500-107 is best adapted to fit on the model 206L4 and 407. This freewheel housing when... Read more

Bell 505 – TB_505-18-12 – New interior protective pads

Bell 505 – TB_505-18-12 – New interior protective pads

6-Dec-2018Source: Bell

Bell has received field reports of cabin interior protective pads held in position with VELCRO® that disbond from the cabin structure. This is more likely to occur to those aircraft located in a hot and humid environment. To address this condition, Bell engineering has developed new interior protective pads, adding snaps to the interface to... Read more

Bell to showcase at MEBAA 2018

Bell to showcase at MEBAA 2018

5-Dec-2018Source: Bell Flight

Recognized for world-class innovation, precision and quality, Bell offers premium comfort coupled with safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service. The Bell 429 and Bell 505 helicopters combine sleek exterior lines and meticulously crafted bespoke interiors for the most comfortable in-flight experience. The Bell 505 and Bell 429 have become a staple for private transport around... Read more

Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

4-Dec-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento Police Department. “The Bell 505 delivers best-in-class visibility, and the aircraft’s advanced avionics and cost of operations make it the choice aircraft for law enforcement operations,” said jay ortiz, SENIOR vice president, the... Read more

Bell showcases at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018

Bell showcases at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018

28-Nov-2018Source: Bell Flight

BELL is proud to be participating in this year’s edition of Japan International Aerospace Exhibition on booth #7401. BELL has a long  history in Japan and has been collaborating with SUBARU Corporation for over 60 years. We were the first OEM to deliver military helicopters in 1954 to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)... Read more

Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

25-Oct-2018

Visit Bell’s chalet N04 to discover our next-generation aircraft on static display at Marrakech Air Show 2018: The AH-1Z is the most advanced helicopter in the world. Built for expeditionary warfare, the aircraft is rugged, reliable and lethal. It’s small logistical footprint provides exceptional operating value and gives you the lowest acquisition, operation and lifecycle... Read more

Bell enters Southern African market

Bell enters Southern African market

21-Sep-2018Source: Bell Flight

This week, National Airways Corporation (NAC) celebrated the entry into market of Bell’s newest commercial aircraft, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Guests were invited to attend an exclusive unveiling event organized at the NAC Lanseria airport facility in South Africa showcasing a pair of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters recently delivered to a couple, who are... Read more

Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

14-Sep-2018Source: Mecaer Aviation Group

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced multiple validations for the VIP MAGnificent interior in the Bell 505. The VIP interior for the Bell 505, branded as the MAGnificent, received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation with EASA, FAA and ANAC authorities this past week.  The STC is an optional upgrade to the existing Bell 505... Read more

Bell 505 lands in Africa

Bell 505 lands in Africa

10-Sep-2018Source: Bell Flight

With more than 100 Bell 505s already delivered around the world already being used for many different missions, the aircraft has now officially made it to Kenya. Earlier this month, Bell Independent Representative, Africair, delivered the first Bell 505 to KIDL Operations in Kenya, one of the fastest growing operators in East Africa specializing in executive transport. The... Read more

Bell to Display 505 Jet Ranger X During LABACE

Bell to Display 505 Jet Ranger X During LABACE

1-Aug-2018Source: Helihub.com

Bell has revealed that their new 505 Jet Ranger X will be displayed during LABACE 2018. The convention will be held between August 14 and 16 at the Congonhas Airport, reports Flap International.... Read more

Aeronautical Accessories Focused on Expanding Bell 505 Accessory Offerings

Aeronautical Accessories Focused on Expanding Bell 505 Accessory Offerings

20-Jul-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell’s Aeronautical Accessories brand continues to expand its offering of new accessories in support of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Since before the Bell 505 was introduced in 2013, Aeronautical Accessories has worked on product development and key partnerships to ensure Bell 505 customers’ needs are met. The Aeronautical Accessories catalog presently features more... Read more

Bell delivers 100th 505 JetRanger X

Bell delivers 100th 505 JetRanger X

2-Jul-2018Source: Bell Flight

On Tuesday, June 26, Bell completed its 100th delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Hunt Companies for corporate travel. Bell revealed its first customer delivery for the Bell 505 at HAI Heli-Expo 2017 and continues to receive international interest. Before the delivery, Mirabel facility employees gathered around the aircraft to commemorate this... Read more

EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

13-Jun-2018Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced today that they have officially secured FAA and EASA STC’s for their new Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit. Aerotech has gained traction in the market by developing superior Bear Paws that are easier to install, more attractive and ultimately more durable then the alternatives. Aerotech has established an outstanding reputation for... Read more

Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

8-Jun-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive... Read more

RUAG adds Bell 505 approvals in Switzerland

RUAG adds Bell 505 approvals in Switzerland

7-Jun-2018Source: RUAG Aviation

RUAG Aviation is named as one of the first helicopter services providers in Europe to earn OEM approvals for MRO on the new Bell Helicopter 505 (JRX). RUAG also holds reassembly capabilities.  “We are dedicated to providing complete, state-of-the-art support on behalf of our customers and all the helicopters in their fleet. Attending the first available technical... Read more

Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives FAA Certification

Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives FAA Certification

25-May-2018Source: Bell Flight

The Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by the FAA to carry up to 2,000 lbs.  Northwest Helicopters will use the cargo hook capabilities for lifting air conditioning units, building materials and carrying water cargo for firefighting operations.... Read more

Bell and Dart deliver first 505 floats to Japan Coast Guard

Bell and Dart deliver first 505 floats to Japan Coast Guard

25-May-2018Source: DART Aerospace

A little over a month ago, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) equipped its fleet of four Bell 505 Jet Ranger X with the DART Aerospace Emergency Flotation System and the aircraft have now been accepted by the JCG. Installation of the kits took place in Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan, where the JCG’s 10th Regional Coast Guard... Read more

Bell 505 receives certification in China

Bell 505 receives certification in China

17-May-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has received certification for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. This is a major milestone for the international expansion of the Bell 505, as anticipation is growing in country to receive the deliveries of over 110 aircraft. “We are thrilled to... Read more

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

24-Apr-2018Source: Bell Flight

“The Bell 505 works for us because of its high and hot performance and we were exclusively looking for max pick up weight with the ability to hover at 10,000 feet,” said Mr. Bernardo Moreno, CEO, Red Wings S.A. de C.V.” The first Bell 505 to be operated in Mexico will be used to support... Read more

Bell brings 505 demonstrator to Europe

Bell brings 505 demonstrator to Europe

10-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Bell has shipped one of its 505 JetRanger X demonstators to Europe, and the aircraft is expected to do a tour.  That will follow its appearance at the Aero Friedrichshafen show from April 18 to 21, an event dedicated to General Aviation. Registered N505FW, the helicopter was flown to Baltimore harbour on 15th March for... Read more

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

9-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Heli-Alps has recently bought a Bell 505. The company opened a flying school in 1987 and used their R22, R44 and Colibri for the pilots. Pilots have to fly a turbine helicopter after they have completed their pilot licence. The school provided their EC120 or AS350 for this, but the use of them was quite... Read more

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