Bestfly buys First Bell 505 in West Africa

Angolan operator Bestfly has agreed to buy a new Bell 505. It will be the first of the model in West Africa. Bell will deliver the aircraft in October 2022. Bestfly plans to use the Bell 505 for corporate transport.

Bestfly is planning to order a second aircraft for delivery in October 2023.

“Nuno and Alcinda Pereira embody the very spirit for which the Bell 505 was created, enabling extraordinary people to do extraordinary things,” said Sameer Rehman, managing director, Africa and the Middle East. “Their pioneering efforts in West Africa will be further enhanced with the entry of the first Bell 505 in that region. We are privileged to work alongside the Bestfly team as we begin our journey with the Bell 505 in West Africa.”

Bestfly was launched in 2009.

“We are proud to accept the delivery of the first Bell 505 in Angola and West Africa,” said Nuno Pereira, managing director, Bestfly. “The Bell 505 will be a great addition to our fleet of aircraft. It exceeded our expectations with the large, customizable cabin and fully integrated high-tech features. With the purchase of this aircraft, we are demonstrating our commitment toward enhancing the aviation industry in Angola. The Bell 505 will be utilized in developing the corporate transportation and sightseeing markets in the region.” 

There are almost 30 505s operating in Africa and the Middle East, and more than 300 operating worldwide.

Alasdair Whyte

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