Bell 505 Jet Ranger X: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide
Bell Helicopter launched the Bell 505 at the 2013 Paris Air Show as the Bell SLS (Short Light Single).
The company unveiled the official name at The HAI -Heli-Expo 2014 at Anaheim in California. First flight of this light utility helicopter is slated for late 2014 and the company expects type certification in 2015.
Missions: Training, VIP, corporate
First Delivery: 2015/2016
Max speed (Vne): 120 kts (144 mph/232 kmh)
Range: 300 nautical miles (657 km)
Useful Load: 680 kg
Passengers/Crew 4 passengers and single pilot