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Bell highlights 505 purchase agreements in three Southeast Asian countries

February 22, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

The Bell 505 features a large, customizable cabin and dual channel FADEC controlled engine. (Photo: Bell Textron)

Bell Textron signed new purchase agreements for the Bell 505 helicopter with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines demonstrate the ongoing demand. Leading the new orders at the Singapore Airshow 2024 was Hammock Helicopter, a Malaysian helicopter services provider that specializes in maintenance, repair and overhaul work. The company signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 aircraft in a corporate configuration, with delivery planned for 2024.

“As the most advanced rotorcraft in its class, the Bell 505 consistently delivers significant value and exceptional performance for customers in various mission segments,” said Sameer Rehman, managing director, Asia Pacific, Bell.

In addition to the purchase agreements signed for two aircraft for Malaysia, a helicopter operator in Indonesia and four corporate clients from the Philippines each signed contracts for one Bell 505 over the past year. These agreements mean the active Bell 505 fleet serving Southeast Asia will grow by seven aircraft, joining over 100 Bell 505s already flying in Asia Pacific.

Since its 2017 introduction, Bell has delivered over 505 Bell 505 aircraft worldwide, accumulating more than 100,000 global flight hours on the fleet.



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