Bell announces signed purchase agreements for four Bell 505 aircraft and one Bell 505 delivery in the Baltics

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Bell Textron Inc. today announced it has signed purchase agreements for four Bell 505s and one Bell 505 delivery in the Baltics. The contract signings took place at the Bell stand during European Rotors 2022.

The Bell 505 continues to be successful across Europe. Three of the aircraft were purchased by Bell’s new independent agent (IR) for the Baltic States, Airbourne, for private use and pilot training. A fourth Bell 505 is purchased directly by a private customer. Bell also announced the delivery of a Bell 505 to a private customer.

It is exciting to see how demand for the Bell 505 continues to grow in Europe across many industriessaid Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Commercial Sales, Bell. “We see great potential for Bell in the Baltics and are delighted to welcome Airbourne to our ever-growing list of IRs across Europe to extend our support.

The 505 adapts well to the varied terrain of Europe and our customers have a variety of uses for the aircraft. Whether it’s taking tourists sightseeing or training pilots to land on mountain tops, the 505 continues to make an amazing impression on our customers and the passengers who fly it‘ Moulay continued.

Our appointment as IR for the Baltic States marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our relationship with Bellsaid Max Lunov, owner of Airbourne. “The high performance and versatility of the 505 allow it to be easily adapted to the different needs of our customers. With these planes we will see that they are used for private travel and pilot training.”

In August, Bell announced the 400th Bell 505 delivery to a customer in the UK since its launch in 2017. Other recent Bell 505 deliveries in Europe include one aircraft to a private customer in Greece, two to JB Investments in Poland and two to Karen SA in Switzerland . A total of 78 Bell 505s were delivered across the continent.

The Bell 505 is the most versatile aircraft in the Short Light Single class. Its powerful Safran Arrius 2R engine and dual channel FADEC combined with its advanced Garmin G1000H NXi avionics suite means the Bell 505 is suitable for a wide range of missions including pilot training, sightseeing, corporate transport, utilities and public safety. Last year, the Bell 505 was certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) with its cargo hook, further reinforcing the 505’s impressive utility capabilities.

Bell will be exhibiting at European Rotors in Cologne, Germany, November 8-10, 2022 at Stand 1005 in Hall K_08. On display will be the Bell 505 in corporate configuration and the Bell 429 in HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) configuration.

Cologne, Germany, November 9, 2022

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