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First Bell 505 in Kenya
Bell representative Africair delivered the first Bell 505 to Kenya based transport company KIDL Helicopters
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Bell Helicopter, September 09, 2018 - With more than 100 Bell 505s already delivered around the world already being used for many different missions, the aircraft has now officially made it to Kenya.
Earlier this month, Bell Independent Representative, Africair, delivered the first Bell 505 to KIDL Operations in Kenya, one of the fastest growing operators in East Africa specializing in executive transport.
The aircraft was shipped from Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada to Africair Helicopter Support Limited (AHSL), a newly established Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Authorized Maintenance Organization where the aircraft was reassembled.
This Bell 505 was the first work in the newly established facility, located in Ruiru.
After re-assembly, the Bell 505 was flown by KIDL CEO, Captain Marco Brighetti Wilson Airport in Nairobi to begin VIP transport operations.
Bell is excited that the aircraft has landed in Kenya and we are looking forward to having many more flying all over the continent. Stay tuned for updates on the Bell 505 entering the market Africa.
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