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Hawker Pacific eagerly awaits the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Hawker Pacific eagerly awaits the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East congratulates Bell Helicopter on the first successful flight of their Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and eagerly anticipate the introduction of the aircraft to the region. The maiden flight took place at Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel, Québec manufacturing… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 14-Nov-14

KBR to build new Bell new JetRanger X assembly line

KBR to build new Bell new JetRanger X assembly line

KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that KBR Building Group, a subsidiary within KBR’s Services Group, has been awarded a contract to construct Bell Helicopter’s new facility in Lafayette, LA. The project is scheduled for completion by June 2015. Bell Helicopter will use the facility to assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet… Read more »

Source: KBR, 13-Nov-14

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Turbomeca (Safran) is proud to be part of the Bell Helicopter Bell 505 Jet Ranger X first flight with its new Arrius 2R engine, which is the newest member of the successful Arrius family. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X took the sky for the first time on 10 November, at the Bell Helicopter Mirabel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Nov-14

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Achieves Successful First Flight

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Achieves Successful First Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ helicopter. The maiden flight took place at the company’s Mirabel, Québec manufacturing facility. “Bell Helicopter pioneered the short light single market, and here we are nearly fifty years later, changing the way the world… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Nov-14

Bell introduces the 505 and 525 to China

Bell introduces the 505 and 525 to China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced it will showcase the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and the Bell 525 Relentless for the first time in China at Airshow China in Zhuhai from November 11 – 16. In addition, the Bell 407GX will be on static display. “We are thrilled to offer our… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Nov-14

Bell reveal MSN sequence for 505 JetRanger X

Bell reveal MSN sequence for 505 JetRanger X

As Bell release a video on YouTube of the 505 JetRanger X prototype ground running, the company has also filed the registration papers with Transport Canada.  C-FTVI is the first Bell 505 to be registered on a national register worldwide, and is filed as serial 65002.  It is thus clear that the series starts at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-14

Bell Announces First Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Deals in South Africa

Bell Announces First Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Deals in South Africa

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced new customer commitments for fourteen new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters in the region, with nine coming during  the 8th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) show in Tshwane, South Africa. Bell Helicopter has worked with National Airways Corporation (NAC), its independent representative in South… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Sep-14

Bell Introduces Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to South Africa

Bell Introduces Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to South Africa

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced it will showcase the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X for the first time at the 8th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) in Tshwane, South Africa from September 17-19. “We are excited about having such a great opportunity to expand our presence in Africa and allow… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Sep-14

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Bell to Feature its Latest Light Aircraft Offerings at LABACE 2014

Bell to Feature its Latest Light Aircraft Offerings at LABACE 2014

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced it will feature the Bell 407GX and the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at the 11th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo, Brazil August 12-14. Bell Helicopter will also be joined by TAM Aviação Executiva, its independent representative in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Aug-14

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HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for Bell 505 JetRanger X

HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for Bell 505 JetRanger X

With increasing interest in Bell’s not-yet-flown Bell 505 JetRanger X, HeliHub.com has proactively set up a fan page on Facebook for the new helicopter type.  This will provide the opportunity to bring together people interested in the helicopter type and the news and information they are able to share.  This may be photos from events… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jul-14

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Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX), (“Héroux-Devtek” or the “Corporation”), a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has renewed an important multi-year contract with Bell Helicopter for the manufacturing of components and assemblies for several helicopter programs. Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will manufacture the main rotor hub and the tail… Read more »

Source: Héroux-Devtek, 18-Jul-14

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Bell take commercial product line to Farnborough

Bell take commercial product line to Farnborough

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is showcasing its modernized commercial product line at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in the United Kingdom from July 14-20. There will be four Bell Helicopter aircraft on display, including the international debut of the Bell 525 Relentless™ mockup configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-14

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Heli Charter to show Bell 505 mockup at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Heli Charter to show Bell 505 mockup at Goodwood Festival of Speed

UK representatives for Bell Helicopter have announced (via the Sales Director’s pseudonym LongBox on the popular PPRuNe forum) that they are taking the Bell 505 mockup to Goodwood Festival of Speed.  This event is a cross between a public motor show where manufacturers show off their model range to an out-and-out demonstration of race cars,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-14

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Projects Unlimited awarded Bell 505 cabling project

Projects Unlimited awarded Bell 505 cabling project

The Aerospace Wiring Solutions (AWS) division of Projects Unlimited, Inc. was recently awarded Bell Helicopter’s new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X cabling project for flight test vehicles which will be used in support of Type Certification later this year. The Projects Unlimited AWS division, which specializes in manufacturing branched cables, harnesses, and integrated assemblies for… Read more »

Source: Project Unlimited, 28-May-14

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Make European Debut at EBACE 2014

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Make European Debut at EBACE 2014

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced its plans for the 14th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, EBACE, in Geneva, Switzerland, held May 20 to May 22.  The Company will showcase its latest commercial product offerings including the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ aircraft mockup and Macaer’s new VVIP Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-May-14

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Hawker Pacific to showcase Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at Rotortech 2014

Hawker Pacific to showcase Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at Rotortech 2014

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East is thrilled to be hosting the only Australian presentation of the recently launched Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. A mock-up of the aircraft will be on display at the inaugural RotorTech 2014 exhibition, providing Australian operators with… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 09-May-14

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Four weeks to UK debut of Bell 505 JetRanger X

Four weeks to UK debut of Bell 505 JetRanger X

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up to have its first UK reveal at HeliUK Expo, 2014 Heli Charter will also be exhibiting the Bell 407 and are sponsors of Heli UK Expo, 3-4 June at Sywell Aerodrome. Heli Charter, the UK Bell Independent Retailer, will be bringing the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up to… Read more »

Source: HeliUK Expo, 07-May-14

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First rotations of Arrius 2R engine

First rotations of Arrius 2R engine

The first engine test bench run of Turbomeca’s new Arrius 2R turboshaft tookplace on April 29th 2014 at the company’s Bordes factory in southwestern France. The latest Arrius variant is destined for Bell Helicopter’s new Jet Ranger replacement,the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM, and the initial rotations were witnessed by Bell Helicopter’s 505 Program Director… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-May-14

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Bell sells five B505 JRX to Aerochine Aviation

Bell sells five B505 JRX to Aerochine Aviation

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) announced a signed purchase agreement for five Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM aircraft to Aerochine Aviation during a signing ceremony at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (ABACE). The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is a five-seat, single-engine, turbine helicopter leveraging Bell Helicopter’s proven technology and nearly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-14

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Bell uses AEM Audio Systems in JRX Show Vehicles

Bell uses AEM Audio Systems in JRX Show Vehicles

Bell Helicopter has selected AEM’s trusted line of audio equipment for its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ Short Light Single (SLS) helicopter program’s show vehicle build. The new Bell 505 program aims to build the successor to the venerable Bell 206 Jet Ranger. AEM was approached by Bell Helicopter to supply audio systems for… Read more »

Source: AEM, 21-Apr-14

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Gains Traction in China

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Gains Traction in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) announced China STAR AERO Investment, Ltd., (China STAR AERO) signed purchase agreements for three Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM aircraft at Heli-Expo 2014. This was part of the nearly 200 total agreements announced at the end of the show. The agreement with China STAR AERO has an option… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Apr-14

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Brazil – Helisul signs for one Bell 429 and three Bell 505s

Brazil – Helisul signs for one Bell 429 and three Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Helisul Air Taxi ordered a new Bell 429 and also signed purchase agreements for three new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft at Heli-Expo 2014, further adding to the company’s growing fleet. This was part of the nearly 200 total agreements announced at the end of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Mar-14

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Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase 196 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Anaheim, CA. The customer signings followed the company’s product unveiling in front of a packed booth full of enthusiastic onlookers (see the video here.) Bell Helicopter for the first time revealed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Mar-14

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Avpro orders three Bell 505 JetRanger X

Avpro orders three Bell 505 JetRanger X

Avpro and Bell Helicopter reached an agreement on Wednesday, at HAI Heli Expo to purchase three new Bell 505X helicopters, including one for its management partner L.J. Aviation of Latrobe, PA.  Avpro will manage two of the helicopters, one of which has European specs, and Bell specialist L.J. Aviation of Latrobe, PA will market the… Read more »

Source: Avpro, 02-Mar-14

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Hillsboro Aviation orders 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation orders 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation has been a fixture in the aviation industry for 34 years. Founded in 1980, Hillsboro Aviation has evolved into an internationally-recognized leader in aircraft sales and service, contract and charter operations and flight training. Hillsboro Aviation’s President Max Lyons is proud to be on the Executive Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International…. Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aviation, 27-Feb-14

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Bell announces more than 100 signings so far at Heli-Expo

Bell announces more than 100 signings so far at Heli-Expo

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, set the standard at HELI-EXPO 2014 with the reveal of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ and a full-size mock up of the Bell 525 Relentless™ in search-and-rescue configuration. By the end of the first day, Bell completed more than 100 signings that included the Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Bell unveils the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Bell unveils the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, revealed today at HELI-Expo 2014 the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM – designed to redefine the short light single(SLS) class. Hundreds of attendees gathered at booth 4536 to witness the unveiling of the newest generation of Bell helicopters. “Bell Helicopter changed the face of the industry nearly 50… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Turbomeca CEO pledges full support to Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Turbomeca CEO pledges full support to Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Turbomeca, a Safran company, will bring its entire proximity network to bear in supporting customers of Bell Helicopter’s new five-seat, short light single engine helicopter. In a firstever collaboration between the two corporations, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X will be powered by Turbomeca’s latest Arrius 2R gas turbine. The Arrius 2R engine delivers performance… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Feb-14

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