Bell Textron completed the sale of the first two Bell 505 helicopters in Bangladesh to Ad-din Foundation, a non-profit organization serving underprivileged people in Bangladesh.
The Bell 505 helicopters will be used for patient transfers between the eight hospitals that Ad-din operates across Bangladesh, medical evacuations and corporate transport.
“The sale of the first two Bell 505 helicopters in Bangladesh show that organizations globally recognize the flexibility and efficiency that the Bell 505 can bring to their respective missions,” said Lane Evans, director, Bell 505 sales. “We are proud that Ad-din has chosen the Bell 505 for their medical and corporate missions, and we look forward to providing the support they need to launch their helicopter operations.”
The light single-engine 505 helicopter, explains Bell, provides a combination of rugged high performance, strong fuel efficiency, and a low cost of acquisition and operation. It is powered by a dual-channel FADEC engine, unique in its class, and integrates the Garmin G1000H NXi all-glass flight deck.
The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017, and today there are more than 360 aircraft in operation across six continents, logging more than 100,000 global fleet hours.