Bell 505 Continues Global Expansion

21 May 2019, EBACE - 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 a legend reimagined and we are excited to be showing off the aircraft during EBACE. We look forward to welcoming more customers to the Jet Ranger family including HUBI-FLY and making the aircraft a staple for corporate and tourism flights in Europe." said Duncan Van de Velde, Bell managing director for Europe
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To support the growing Bell 505 footprint, last year, Bell approved Helideal, a Certified Training Facility (CTF) to expand its global training offering in Europe. Helideal, also a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, provides the highest standard of Bell 505 pilot training with the certification of the renowned Bell Training Academy.

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X incorporates the familiarity of the Jet Ranger family with new advanced avionics technology. Its reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability are integrated with a flat floor and open cabin that is configurable for a wide variety of missions and payloads.

 

The new, Mecaer Aviation Bell 505 VIP MAGnificent interior, now available to customers worldwide, includes a variety of materials and seating configurations for a refined design that suits any personal style. Multiple storage consoles and trim options create functionality and sophistication. This new interior brings added value to our customers and differentiates the 505 within the single light segment.

 

About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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