Bell 505 helicopter achieves 100,000 flight hours
The first delivery of this model in 2017
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc company, announced yesterday that the Bell 505 helicopter achieved 100,000 global fleet hours. Since the first customer delivery in 2017, the industry has completed more than 360 global deliveries, enabling successful missions with this advanced short light single aircraft.
The model combines the latest avionics and engine control technology with a large open cabin that provides panoramic views for all passengers. A fully integrated Garmin G1000H NXi avionics suite and dual channel FADEC controlled Safran Arrius 2R engine provide pilots of all skill level with maximized situational awareness and workload reduction to fly successfully in a multitude of scenarios.
Recently, the Bell 505 team celebrated the 60th European delivery to Montenegro Air Force, the first Bell 505NXi sale to Slovakia and delivery to the Indonesia Navy. With worldwide operators from Mexico to Poland and Czech Republic to New Zealand, the aircraft operates in 59 countries.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency