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Bell 505 completes demo tour in Mexico

July 11, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

The Bell 505 toured 11 Mexican states during a tour across the country. (Photo: Bell Textron)

A Bell 505 parapublic-configured aircraft recently completed a demonstration tour across Mexico, visiting various parapublic customers. The tour was led by Bell pilot Scott Mahon, with the support of Jose Manuel Prats, the regional sales manager. The aircraft made stops in 11 states and was showcased to over 20 customers.

The tour included visits to the following states: Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Jalisco, Michoacán, Mexico, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Coahuila, and Nuevo León.

The Bell 505 includes the Garmin G1000H NXi integrated avionics system, a spacious cabin, integrated tie-downs, removable seats, and 55-inch clamshell doors, among other features. The aircraft is utilized by various law enforcement agencies across the U.S. including the Stockton Police Department and Sacramento Police Department. The Bell 505’s law enforcement configuration is outfitted with skid gear, forward/aft hard points for mounting equipment, and Trakka Beam Searchlight.

We are thrilled with the success of the Bell 505 demo tour and are eager to see the growth of the 505’s use in Latin America,” said John Ramos, Bell’s managing director, Latin America.



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