Bell 505 Jet Ranger X




  • Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
  • Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
  • Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
  • Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

First announced as BELL SLS in the 2013 Paris air show, the Short Light Single engine helicopter will feature a high visibility, fully flat cabin floor with five forward-facing seats. Performance will include a speed of 125 knots (232 km), a range of 360 to 420 nautical miles (667 km) and a useful load of 1,500 pounds (608 kg).

The new aircraft will be powered by the Turbomeca Arrius 2R engine, 450-550 shp class, with Full Authority Dual-Channel Engine Control (FADEC). It will also meet IATA Stage 4 noise targets.

The new name Bell 505 Jet Ranger X was first unveil at Heli-Expo 2014 where has garnered 171 letters of intent.

The Bell 505 first flight was November 10, 2014 at the Bell Canada Mirabel facility.

The assembly line will be located in a Louisiana-funded facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport. A 82,300-square-foot hangar scheduled for completion by June 2015 by KBR Inc and under lease from the state of Louisiana.

As of March 2016, the Bell 505 has received more than 350 letters of intent (LOI) from around the world.


From Organisation with model 505 Jet Ranger X
canada Bell Helicopter Canada
china Reignwood
hong kong Aerochine Aviation
italy Mecaer
usa Hillsboro Aviation
australia Professional Helicopter Services
chile Eagle Copters Chile
indonesia Whitesky Aviation
Construction Numbers on database of 505 Jet Ranger X or its versions


Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuilt asYearHistory
65002 2014 C-FTVI : Bell Canada from 03nov14, pictured (pic1)and video duri+
10nov14 first flight
20feb15 pictured (pic2) with new orange livery and 50 f+
Jul15 pictured (pic3) during high altitude tests in Lea+
Oct15 FTV1 reaches 300 flight hours
- : Sep16 pictured (pic4) as maintenance training device at+
65003 2015 C-FTVN : Bell Canada reg 05feb15; 23feb15 pictured (top) on firs+
Green Flight Test Vehicle No 2; Mar15 pictured (bot) at+
Oct15 FTV2 reaches 120 flight hours
65004 2015 C-FTVQ : Bell Canada, Purple Flight Test Vehicle No 3 f/f 16jul1+
Oct15 FTV3 reaches 50 flight hours
01mar16 on display at Heli-Expo 2016
01nov16 pictured during visit to National Helicopters +
65011 2017 C-FUPD : Bell Canada from Jan17; 26jan17 pictured (pic1) in fi+
08feb17 pictured (pic2) arriving at Bell Training Acade+
C-GHPD : Bell Canada from Feb17
65012 2017 C-FURX : Bell Canada from Feb17; 09feb17 pictured in first roll-+
C-GNNP : Bell Canada from Feb17
65013 2017 C-FUSD : Bell Canada from Feb17
C-FJLB : Bell Canada from Feb17; 07mar17 pictured on display at +
65014 2017 C-FUSP : Bell Canada from Feb17
65015 2017 C-FUTF : Bell Canada from Feb17
65019 2017 C-FVYM : Bell Canada May/Sep 2017
? : Eagle Copters South America from Sep17
65020 2017 C-FWIU : Bell Canada May/Aug 2017
? : Eagle Copters South America from Sep17
mockup mockup : Bell 505 mockup; 27mar14 pictured (pic1) at Santiago du+
19oct15 pictured (pic2) at ATMC 2015, Long Beach, CA
31aug16 pictured (pic3) on display at LABACE 2016
11 C/N.

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