Bell Helicopter and Strong Aviation sign Bell 525 LOI

Bell Helicopter and Strong Aviation have signed an LOI for two Bell 525 Relentless. The deal was signed at the Dubai Airshow.

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  • Established in 1995, Strong Aviation is a private operator headquartered in Kuwait City. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport missions in the area.

    “We are excited to be the first Bell 525 clients in Kuwait. The anticipated performance of the aircraft is a key decision point for us.”

    Captain Salem Safar, aviation manager, Strong Aviation said: “We are excited to be the first Bell 525 clients in Kuwait. The anticipated performance of the aircraft is a key decision point for us. We are eager to add the advanced Bell 525 to our fleet, and are confident it will provide unparalleled value and performance for our clients.”

    “The Bell 525 is an outstanding aircraft. Sales are ramping up in the Middle East since the successful first flight.”

    Steve Suttles, Bell Helicopter, vice president Middle East and Africa added: “The Bell 525 is an outstanding aircraft. Sales are ramping up in the Middle East since the successful first flight. The market is responding well to the game changing capabilities of the aircraft. It is designed to perform a diverse mission set more cost effectively than any aircraft available on the market today, and this is a key selling point for our customers.”

    The first flight of the Bell 525 was achieved on 1 July 2015 and certification of the aircraft is anticipated in 2017.

    Terry Spruce

    Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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