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First Bell 505 NXi sale in Slovakia


November 24, 2021
By Helicopters Staff
Bell has delivered more than 60 Bell 505s in the Europe to customers in Montenegro, Italy, Switzerland and more. (Photo: Bell)

Wellpharma S.R.O. purchased what will become the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia, which also represents the second Bell 505 sale in the country during 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague Service centre.

The Bell 505 will be equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and used for corporate and private transportation.

“Since receiving EASA certification at the end of 2020, Bell is thrilled to include the Garmin G1000 NXi integrated avionics suite as standard equipment in every new Bell 505, as well as retrofit for existing Bell 505s,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia, Bell.

Combining the latest Garmin avionics and dual channel FADEC-controlled engine, the Bell 505 NXi aircraft can include dual core processors to reduce boot time by more than 50 per cent, LED backlit and improved displays, LRU replacement via automatically loaded software recognition, VFR/IFR charts available via the multifunction display (MFD), Enhanced Horizontal Situation Indicator (HIS) with map and traffic and terrain overlays.

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