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Bell delivers of 505 to Aerial Patrol for powerline and pipeline missions

March 20, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

The Bell 505’s features include the Safran Arrius 2R engine, dual channel FADEC, and Garmin G1000H NXi avionics suite. (Photo: Bell Textron)

Bell Textron delivered a Bell 505 helicopter to Aerial Patrol, a powerline and pipeline utility inspection company located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The compnay supports major power and energy providers across the U.S. with services including helicopter aerial surveys for utility use, aerial photography, and critical incident support.

“In 1983, the same year that Aerial Patrol was created, they chose the Bell 206 as one of their premier aircraft for utility inspection,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America, Bell Textron. “Forty years later, Bell is proud to continue our relationship with Aerial Patrol and help them advance their utility mission needs through the advanced technologies of the Bell 505.”

With its newest fleet addition, Aerial Patrol has become one of the first U.S. companies to dedicate the use of its Bell 505 exclusively for utility inspection.

“With its open cabin design offering panoramic visibility for all passengers, the Bell 505 stands as the ultimate choice for utility inspection and observation,” said Todd Adams, owner and chief executive officer, Aerial Patrol.



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