kayfly, a German flight school, signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505, which it will use with two existing Bell 206s to train aspiring helicopter pilots.
“The Bell 505 is an excellent training aircraft that combines an affordable price point with low operating costs and advanced technology,” said Duncan De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia.
Based in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, kayfly provides professional helicopter training. It has operated Bell aircraft for almost 18 years. kayfly also provides sightseeing flights and shuttle services.
“For many years, the Bell 206 has been an excellent training platform for our pilots,” said Kay Stabenow, pilot and CEO, kayfly. “We look forward to modernizing our fleet and providing world-class pilot training using the Bell 505.”
There are more than 300 Bell 505s operating in more than 55 countries across six continents, surpassing 75,000 total fleet flight hours.