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Chinook Helicopters becomes Bell 505 dealership for western Canada

February 28, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

Leaders from Chinook Helicopters and Bell Textron celebrate their dealership partnership at Heli-Expo 2024. (Photo: Bell Textron)

Chinook Helicopters of Abbotsford, BC, was appointed as an authorized Bell 505 dealership serving western Canada.

“As a premier rotorcraft and fixed-wing training academy in British Columbia, Canada, Chinook Helicopters has established a strong network of operators and maintainers,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America. “Bell and Chinook will work towards continued growth for the Bell 505 in Canada while providing regional Ab Initio and Advanced Rotorcraft training to potential Bell 505 operators in the region.”

Founded in 1982, Chinook Helicopters is described by Bell as a global large-scale leader in helicopter and fixed-wing training. Chinook Helicopters excels at providing comprehensive pilot training and specialty courses, continued Bell, having hosted students from more than 68 countries.

Chinook Helicopters also holds four engineered in-house certified simulators, an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO), and is fully accredited with on-site examiners.


“With our 42-year history of flying Bell helicopters, we are enthusiastic about our relationship with a world-leading aircraft manufacturer and genuinely thrilled to be working alongside them,” said Cathy Press, CEO, Chinook Helicopters.

As an authorized Bell 505 dealership, Chinook Helicopters will provide aircraft demonstration flights and work to promote the Bell 505 as an aircraft of choice for Western Canada private operators.


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