Bell 505 Jet Ranger X: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Helicopter Guide

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up at LABACE 2014 (via Bell Helicopters Facebook page)

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