Bell, May 22, 2019 - EBACE - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc company, announced the signature of a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 with HUBI-FLY from Austria and the recent certification of the aircraft in the Ukraine and Russia.
With over 150 aircraft delivered worldwide, the Bell 505 is already demonstrating excellent performance.
"The Bell 505 is truly a legend reimagined and we are excited to be showing off the aircraft during EBACE. 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.", said Duncan Van de Velde, Bell managing director for Europe.
To support the growing Bell 505 footprint, last year, Bell approved Helideal, 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.
At the event, Bell is also showcasing its corporate Bell 429 outfitted with Mecaer Aviation's MAGnificient interior.
Bell 429 Builds Momentum With Corporate Customers
Bell Helicopter showcasing its corporate Bell 429 outfitted with Mecaer Aviation’s MAGnificent interior at EBACE. The aircraft is building momentum in the region with 7 recent sales to corporate customers in Germany, Greece, the Ukraine and Russia.
“The Bell 429 continues to increase its footprint in Europe with about a quarter of the global fleet being operated right here on this continent. The aircraft strikes the right balance of comfort, power and operational efficiency which is why it continues to be desirable in the corporate segment. Our customers appreciate the smoothness of the ride paired with the bespoke finishes which takes the experience of flight to the highest level of comfort.”, Duncan Van de Velde, Bell Managing Director for Europe
The MAGnificent luxury interior available for the Bell 429 was created by Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), and was configured with four passenger seats and two center consoles. In addition, MAG’s signature sound canceling system (SILENS), In-Flight Entertainment (IFEEL) and electro-chromic passenger windows are available as part of this interior package. Passengers control the audio/video and moving map functions along with the electro-chromic windows through their own smart devices, which connect to the internal Wi-Fi in the aircraft.
The Bell 429 continues to be a global success with 330 aircraft currently in operation in 44 countries. As an advanced single pilot IFR aircraft with the ability to adapt to diverse demands without compromising safety and unrivaled service support, the Bell 429 is truly unsurpassed in its class.