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Bell launches 505 for Russian market

May 21, 2015  By Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter will showcase for the very first time the Bell 505 at this year’s HeliRussia exhibition, May 21-23 in Moscow, Russia.

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, which first flew November 10, 2014, is a five-seat, single-engine, turbine helicopter leveraging Bell Helicopter’s proven technology and nearly half a century of experience. Its fully flat floor, increased cabin volume and clam shell doors provide the configuration flexibility needed in today's market. The customer-driven design of the aircraft places safety, performance and affordability at its forefront, blending proven systems with advanced technology and a sleek, modern design. With the ideal combination of speed, range and useful load, the Jet Ranger X is designed to deliver best-in-class performance.
“Russia is a key region and market for Bell Helicopter, we see high demand for our commercial helicopters, especially with the new Bell 505,” said Patrick Moulay, vice president of global sales and marketing at Bell Helicopter. “We expect to see the aircraft operating across many mission segments throughout the region upon certification.


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