Bell 505 Jet Ranger X nabs key award
February 6, 2015 By Bell Helicopter
Feb. 6, 2015, Shanghai, China - Bell Helicopter has announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X was awarded “best light single engine helicopter” according to the Hurun Report’s survey of China’s luxury consumers.
“We are incredibly excited the Bell 505 has been awarded this distinction in China,” said Chris Jaran, Vice President for Bell Helicopter in China. “It is a testimony to Bell Helicopter’s commitment to deliver the high-performance, high-value aircraft our customers have been asking for and an indicator that we have hit the mark in the luxury market.”
The Bell 505 was designed based on extensive input provided by a Customer Advisory Council (CAC). Bell Helicopter unveiled the Jet Ranger X at HELI-Expo in 2014. On November 10, Bell Helicopter announced the successful first flight of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The maiden flight took place at the Mirabel, Québec, manufacturing facility.
Bell Helicopter has received more than 300 letters of intent for the new model around the world. While at Airshow China in November, Bell Helicopter announced a letter of intent with Reignwood Investment, Ltd. for fifty Bell 505 aircraft alone.