Helicopters Magazine

HUBI-FLY acquires Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

May 23, 2019  By Helicopters Staff

More than 150 Bell 505 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. (Photo: Bell)

Bell Helicopter during EBACE signed a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 with HUBI-FLY from Austria, while the aircraft has also been certified in the Ukraine and Russia. More than 150 Bell 505 aircraft have been delivered worldwide.

“The Bell 505 is truly a legend reimagined and we are excited to be showing off the aircraft during EBACE,” said Duncan Van de Velde, Bell’s managing director for Europe. “We look forward to welcoming more customers to the Jet Ranger family including HUBI-FLY and making the aircraft a staple for corporate and tourism flights in Europe.”

To support its Bell 505 footprint, Bell last year approved Helideal as a Certified Training Facility (CTF) to expand its global training offering in Europe. Helideal, also a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, provides Bell 505 pilot training.

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X incorporates the familiarity of the Jet Ranger family with new avionics, as well as a flat floor and open cabin that is configurable for a variety of missions and payloads.


The new, Mecaer Aviation Bell 505 VIP MAGnificent interior, is now available to customers worldwide. It includes a variety of materials and seating configurations, as well as multiple storage consoles and trim options.


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