Bell reaches purchase agreements for seven 505s in Europe
July 7, 2022 By Helicopters Staff
Bell Textron Inc. signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters with European customers. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, described by Bell as the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in Poland. The signing ceremony was held in May at a customer event in Prague with Magdalena Karska, board member, JB Investments, and Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe, Bell.
“The Bell 505 has become a popular aircraft for European operators within the corporate and VIP markets due to its advanced avionics, customizable cabin, and versatility, which make it easy for a weekend getaway or quick business trip,” said Van De Velde. “We are proud to see the success of the Bell 505, and we look forward to adding more European customers to the Bell family.”
The five-seat Bell 505 features advanced technologies like the Garmin G1000H NXi and FADEC. There are more than 360 Bell 505s operating worldwide, 65 of which are in Europe.
“We are thrilled to see the growing interest for Bell products among our Polish customers,” said Magdalena Karska, JB Investments. “Thanks to unique capabilities in its class, we see great potential for the Bell 505 model to be operated not only by corporate but also governmental customers in Poland.”