Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. Company, has unveiled new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The company has secured contracts to supply 14 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to a number of customers in the African region. The helicopter has a bigger cabin, flat floor, double doors, and it’s designed to fully meet requirements of a user.
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X will be powered by a new Turbomeca Arrius 2R engine with dual channel full-authority digital engine control and it will be equipped with the Garmin G1000H Integrated Avionics Suite. It will feature a load capacity of 1,500 pounds, speeds of up to 144 mph, and a cruising range of more than 400 miles.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our 25th year representing Bell Helicopter and nothing could be more fitting in celebration than to introduce the Bell 505 JRX to our market at AAD,” said Martin Banner, chief executive officer of NAC. “The Bell 505 has undoubtedly been the star of the show and its reception has been remarkable. We look forward to many more years of partnership and success with Bell Helicopter particularly as they continue to roll out their exciting new commercial products like the JRX and the Bell 525 Relentless.”
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X can seat up to four passengers and one pilot. A fully loaded Jet Ranger X with a corporate configuration sells for about $1.3 million. The helicopters have been purchased primarily by private pilots and enthusiasts. Available options for interior and exterior allow you to make your aircraft totally unique.