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Bell delivers of First Bell 505 to West Africa

Bell delivers of First Bell 505 to West Africa

30-Nov-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first Bell 505 to Angolan aviation company, BESTFLY. The aircraft was handed over during a ceremony in Mirabel, Canada. BESTFLY was established in 2009 and today is Angola’s biggest private aviation company, carrying out a range of services, including aircraft management and charter,... Read more

Bell announces purchase agreements for 4 B505s and 1 B505

Bell announces purchase agreements for 4 B505s and 1 B505

10-Nov-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreements for four Bell 505s and one Bell 505 delivery in the Baltic region. The signings took place during European Rotors 2022 at the Bell booth. The Bell 505 continues to see success across Europe. Three of the aircraft were purchased by Bell’s... Read more

Bell marks recent 505 military sales successes

Bell marks recent 505 military sales successes

9-Nov-2022Source: Bell

The Bell 505 is one of the most versatile short light single helicopters on the market, used for a diverse range of missions. Today, there are more than 400 Bell 505s in operation across six continents, with customers logging over 111,000 global fleet hours since the first delivery took place in 2017. Around the world,... Read more

Royal Jordanian Air Force to Purchase B505s to Boost Training Capabilities

Royal Jordanian Air Force to Purchase B505s to Boost Training Capabilities

2-Nov-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed agreement for the sale of 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) at The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) in Aqaba, Jordan. The contract includes the delivery of the aircraft with a flight training device and a... Read more

Bell Announces delivery of First B505 to Greece

Bell Announces delivery of First B505 to Greece

13-Oct-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first Bell 505 to a customer in Greece. The aircraft was delivered in August at the Bell Prague Service Center. The aircraft is privately owned and will be operated by Bellavia Ltd. for commercial flights throughout the mainland and islands... Read more

08-Oct-22 N5DF Bell 505 Fort Myers, US-Florida

08-Oct-22 N5DF Bell 505 Fort Myers, US-Florida

8-Oct-2022

Struck tower, causing helicopter to crash... Read more

08-Oct-22 N874BB Bell 505 Moab, US-Utah

08-Oct-22 N874BB Bell 505 Moab, US-Utah

8-Oct-2022

Two occupants, both with minor injuries. Further details awaited... Read more

CNC Delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Nebraska State Patrol

CNC Delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Nebraska State Patrol

29-Sep-2022Source: CNC Technologies

  CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced it has delivered a completed Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter with a full airborne mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). Installed by aircraft integrator AeroBrigham of Decatur, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

Bell 505 flies Southeast Asia’s first helicopter flight using SAF

Bell 505 flies Southeast Asia’s first helicopter flight using SAF

27-Sep-2022Source: Neste

  Bell’s next generation five seater helicopter, the Bell 505, fueled with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) took off at Seletar Airport in Singapore for a demonstration flight. This is the first ever helicopter flight fueled with SAF in Southeast Asia. This remarkable milestone was achieved by a close cooperation between Bell, Safran Helicopter Engines... Read more

FAA approves AeroBrigham Bell 505 attachment point STC

FAA approves AeroBrigham Bell 505 attachment point STC

13-Sep-2022Source: AeroBrigham

  AeroBrigham LLC based in Decatur Tx has completed a new bell 505 helicopter accessory fitting designed to improve safety Developed as an attachment point for utility operations such as personal restraint harnesses during doors-off flight operations, the assembly is now FAA-approved as a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) component. Each machined aluminum assembly can be... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems Receives EASA Certification for HeliSAS® Autopilot for B505

Genesys Aerosystems Receives EASA Certification for HeliSAS® Autopilot for B505

13-Sep-2022Source: Genesys Aerosystems

  Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company, announced today that it has received full EASA certification approval for the HeliSAS® Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System on the Bell 505 platform. The EASA approval covers both 2-axis and 3-axis configurations. The new certification approval is in addition to the existing FAA STC plus CAA and ANAC... Read more

Bell takes 505 on Far East demo tour

Bell takes 505 on Far East demo tour

19-Aug-2022Source: The Sun Daily

Helicopter manufacturer Bell Textron Asia Pte Ltd is targeting a 20% market share in the short light single segment in Malaysia in three to five years, to be driven by its hero product, the Bell 505. See Full Story.... Read more

Meghna Aviation purchases B505 and B407GXi

Meghna Aviation purchases B505 and B407GXi

8-Aug-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that Meghna Aviation Ltd. in Bangladesh has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell helicopters, a Bell 505 and a Bell 407GXi. Established in 2011, Meghna Aviation is a part of Meghna Group of Industries, a leading Bangladeshibased corporation, that employs more than 35,000 people... Read more

Bell marks milestone 400th Bell 505 delivery

Bell marks milestone 400th Bell 505 delivery

4-Aug-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the 400th Bell 505 delivery to European customer Al Barratt, co-founder of Grenade and owner of Cotswold Aviation, both based in the United Kingdom. Joined by the Bell leadership team, Mr. Barratt received the customized Bell 505 at a delivery ceremony at Bell’s Mirabel, Canada facility. “The Bell 505 is an... Read more

PAC International completes new B505 for Ohio Division of Wildlife

PAC International completes new B505 for Ohio Division of Wildlife

1-Aug-2022Source: PAC International

  PAC International recently completed a new Bell 505 for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The new aircraft will provide enhanced support to the wildlife management and law enforcement operations of the Division of Wildlife. The aircraft features a factory G1000 integrated avionics suite, GTX345R ADS-B In and Out, GTR225B... Read more

2 B505s Join Florida FWC Commission’s Aviation Unit

2 B505s Join Florida FWC Commission’s Aviation Unit

29-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 aircraft to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The two Bell 505 will aid in multi-mission law enforcement operations for FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “The Bell 505 is a proven platform for public safety agencies... Read more

Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters to European customers, further validating the success of the Bell 505 in Europe and around the world. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in... Read more

Alpine Aerotech 3D Prints Bell 505, and Universal Headset Hangers

Alpine Aerotech 3D Prints Bell 505, and Universal Headset Hangers

6-Jul-2022Source: Alpine Aerotech

  Utilizing the latest Additive Manufacturing equipment and materials ALPINE AEROTECH has successfully designed and produced a user-friendly hanger to stow headsets inside the cabin of most aircraft. Specific to the Bell 505, Aerotech has designed a kit that allows the removal of the OEM DG clamps on the ceiling between the pilot and co-pilot... Read more

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

5-Jul-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters to European customers, further validating the success of the Bell 505 in Europe and around the world. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in Poland.... Read more

Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military trainer

Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military trainer

17-May-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the selection of the Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots.... Read more

Swiss operator purchases two Bell 505s

Swiss operator purchases two Bell 505s

27-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses. “The... Read more

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

25-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Mountainflyers started its operations with the Bell 505 over two years ago, having taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020. It operates a fleet of three Bell 505s at three different locations, which between them have already accumulated a milestone 2,000 flight hours. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive versatility, Mountainflyers’ utilization of the... Read more

Bell Announces Delivery of B505 to Omaha Police Department

Bell Announces Delivery of B505 to Omaha Police Department

30-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bell completed this delivery to OPD in February and the aircraft is now in operation by the Air Support Unit. “Complete with the latest law enforcement equipment, the Bell 505 will enhance OPD’s... Read more

HelicoStore Adds Additional B505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

HelicoStore Adds Additional B505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

29-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by HelicoStore for a Bell 505. The aircraft will be used to support corporate transportation needs in Canada. “Bell is pleased to announce that HelicoStore, Bell’s Independent Representative in Eastern Canada, has purchased a new Bell 505 to be managed... Read more

Bestfly signs purchase agreement for first Bell 505 sale in West Africa

Bestfly signs purchase agreement for first Bell 505 sale in West Africa

16-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 505 to BESTFLY, an Angolan aviation company, with the intent to purchase a second 505 within six months. This is the first 505 sale in Angola and West Africa. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered October... Read more

Safran and Bell to collaborate on SAF initiative for B505

Safran and Bell to collaborate on SAF initiative for B505

10-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines  and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration intitiative to explore technical performance and economic impacts of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the Arrius 2R-powered Bell 505. A single, dedicated Bell 505 aircraft will conduct flights solely with the use of blended SAF. Both Bell and Safran... Read more

Bell Completes Delivery of B505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

Bell Completes Delivery of B505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

9-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the delivery of a Bell 505 to Beach Mosquito Control District (BMCD). Located in Panama City Beach, FL, the organization will leverage aerial support from the Bell 505 to administer insect-repellant spray and maintain a high-quality environment for its residents.... Read more

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

7-Mar-2022

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

4-Mar-2022Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

Ad-din Foundation Purchases First Two B505 in Bangladesh

Ad-din Foundation Purchases First Two B505 in Bangladesh

15-Feb-2022Source: Bell

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... Read more

Bell 505 Global Fleet Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours

Bell 505 Global Fleet Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours

10-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that the Bell 505 achieved 100,000 global fleet hours. Since the first Bell 505 customer delivery in 2017, Bell has completed more than 360 Bell 505 global deliveries, enabling successful missions with the world’s most advanced short light single aircraft. “Since its entry into service,... Read more

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

11-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505. This sale follows the letter of intent that SECO International signed in 2015 for 10 Bell 505s, which Bell... Read more

Bell delivers two 505s to the Indonesian Navy

Bell delivers two 505s to the Indonesian Navy

9-Dec-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the successful sale and delivery of two Bell 505 helicopters to the Indonesian Navy. The newly acquired helicopters will be utilized as basic helicopter trainers. “The Bell 505, which has surpassed 50,000 flight hours globally, is an excellent aircraft for training pilots to fly today’s modern... Read more

Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia

Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia

19-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company,  announced the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague Service center. The corporate-configured  Bell 505 will be... Read more

Bell Announces Agreement for Five Aircraft to Corporate Customers in Ukraine

Bell Announces Agreement for Five Aircraft to Corporate Customers in Ukraine

18-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at European Rotors purchase agreements for five aircraft to customers in Ukraine. “Both the Bell 429 and 505 continue to make exceptional progress in the European market, especially as ideal platforms for private travel,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia, Bell.... Read more

German flight school adds Bell 505 to its training fleet

German flight school adds Bell 505 to its training fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today, kayfly, a German flight school, signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505. It will use the aircraft along with its two Bell 206s to train aspiring helicopter pilots. “kayfly has been a loyal Bell customer and we are thrilled that they will be... Read more

First Bell 505 dealer in US marks up first sale

First Bell 505 dealer in US marks up first sale

15-Nov-2021

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Universal Helicopters (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. UHI announces their first 505 sale and follow up order. Universal Helicopters President Dr. Gordon A Jiroux, hc, stated, “We are proud to announce that... Read more

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

2-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today an agreement with Arrow Aviation to sell the HELIFAB Emergency Medical Kit configuration for the Bell 505. In addition, Arrow Aviation also signed a purchase agreement for their fourth Bell 505. “As the world’s most advanced short light single platform, the Bell 505 is capable... Read more

Universal Helicopter International Named First Bell 505 Dealer in US

Universal Helicopter International Named First Bell 505 Dealer in US

21-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Universal Helicopter (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with Authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. Bell’s dealership network creates a complete experience from aircraft purchasing to operator training for current and future Bell 505 customers. “Deepening our collaboration with Universal... Read more

Bell 505 and 429 recognized in Business Jet Traveler survey

Bell 505 and 429 recognized in Business Jet Traveler survey

19-Oct-2021Source: Bell

For the fifth consecutive year, the Bell 505 earned the top spot in the Business Jet Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Survey as the preferred customer aircraft in the light single-turbine helicopters category. This is one of the many praises the aircraft has received as it continues to garner global attention for its standout benefits and advanced technology. From utility... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives approvals for B505 cabin and baggage protection

Alpine Aerotech receives approvals for B505 cabin and baggage protection

18-Oct-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for protective floor and panel coverings engineered precisely for Bell 505 Cabin, and Baggage Compartments. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approvals are currently pending. Alpine Aerotech was contracted to perform the first 25-hour airframe inspection, install an Emergency Locator... Read more

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

13-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed Bell 505 purchase agreement by the Nebraska State Patrol. The Bell 505 will join a Bell 407 to aid in daily public safety missions including search and rescue, surveillance, photography, criminal pursuits and apprehension, as well as natural disaster response. “As we approach... Read more

Helitowcart introduces handler for Bell 505

Helitowcart introduces handler for Bell 505

19-Aug-2021Source: Helitowcart

Helitow Cart is pleased to announce the recently designed ground handling solution ideal for the Bell 505. The V910 Heli-Carrier has a narrow body allowing it to easily slide under the aircraft and lift it completely, eliminating the need for ground handling wheels. Its extendable arms make it extremely easy to position under the aircraft... Read more

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

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