Bell delivers three 505s to Canada


Bell Helicopters has delivered three of its new rotorcraft, the 505 Jet Ranger X to three separate Canadian customers.

The three rotorcraft are configured for corporate and utility operations, supporting the missions of the three unannounced customers.

Cynthia Garneau, president Bell Helicopter Textron Canada said: “It has been a particularly significant week for Bell Helicopter as three Bell 505s built in Canada take flight with these first Canadian customers. The Bell 505 symbolizes our return to the short-light-single market, a segment that Bell Helicopter defined 50 years ago. For Bell Helicopter, our employees and our customer base, there’s a lot to be excited about with this aircraft.”

These deliveries follow the aircraft’s certification by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) last year and the most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in June.

Jason Moir, regional sales manager, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada said: “The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is a very economical and highly versatile machine.

“It has found a niche among a large base of customers who want an aircraft capable of meeting their various lifestyle needs. Its adaptability makes it the ideal aircraft for private owners looking at it as a multi-purpose tool and is the perfect mix of luxury, utility and recreation.”