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Bell, a Textron Inc. company, has announced the signature of a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X with HUBI-FLY from Austria, as well as the recent certification of the aircraft in Ukraine and Russia. With over 150 aircraft delivered worldwide, the Bell 505 is already demonstrating excellent performance, Bell said.
“The Bell 505 is truly a legend re-imagined, and we are excited to be showing off the aircraft during EBACE,” said Duncan Van de Velde, Bell managing director for Europe. “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.”
To support the growing Bell 505 footprint, last year, Bell approved Helideal as 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.