Rheinland Air Service, November 29, 2020 - Fort Worth, TX - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service.
“With the Bell 505 dealership, we can use our customer collaboration to attract new owners and establish a stronger presence in the region.”
“This partnership is important for Bell’s work in Germany. We want to provide customers with a complete 505 solution through a local company in their national language,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President International Business. “With its team’s experience in aviation and excellent reputation, we believe RAS is the best launch partner for the first 505 dealership.”
Located in Mönchengladbach, RAS will be home to the first ever Bell 505 dealership. It was established in 1972 and employs 280 staff in four locations in Germany.
“We are proud to be part of the Bell family and represent the German market with this high performing aircraft. The Bell 505 is an incredible helicopter, and we see a huge potential for our German customers,” said Johannes Graf von Schaesberg, CEO, RAS. “The cooperation between Bell and RAS is our long-term vision to expand the German market for the Bell brand.”
The Bell 505 is ideal for private charters, corporate executives, medical evacuations, utilities, public safety, pilot training, and more. The light single-engine helicopter offers a rare combination of rugged high performance, superior fuel efficiency, and a low cost of acquisition and operation. With the only dual-channel FADEC engine in its class, the helicopter has plenty of power at high altitudes. Additionally, the high-tech G1000H all glass flight deck and panoramic windows provide great visibility, full situational awareness, and safety.
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 a part of 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 Inc: Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) 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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training.
About Rheinland Air Service: Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) offers Commercial and Business Aviation MRO and Aircraft Sales. Headquartered in Moenchengladbach, the company was established in 1972 and employs 280 staff at four locations in Germany (Moenchengladbach, Munich Executive, Düsseldorf Regional, and Frankfurt Hahn). In addition to EU and US certified aircraft maintenance, RAS offers aircraft modifications (Special Mission), plus airline fueling and ground handling services at Munich Executive Airport (EDMO). Rheinland Air Service is the European distributor for Honda Aircraft, Daher TBM and Daher Kodiak Aircraft and Bell 505 in Germany.