Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes ground runs

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has completed a series of ground run tests using the engine, rotor and drive systems.

The company expects the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to make its first flight before the end of the year.

Bell Helicopter released a short video showing the aircraft’s ground tests:

Terry Spruce

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