Bell Helicopter’s Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has received a certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
“We are hosting our first Bell 505 European operators this month at our Bell Training Academy in Fort Worth and the first aircraft in the region is scheduled to be delivered at the beginning of 2018,” Glenn Isbell, executive vice president, Customer Support and Services said in a statement Sunday during the ongoing Dubai Air Show.
The Bell 505 has received certification from the civil certification authorities in the United States, Australia, Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea, Argentina and most recently, Japan, the company stated.
The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is Bell Helicopter’s new five-seat aircraft incorporating dynamic components, advanced aerodynamic design, a dual channel FADEC Turbomeca Arrius 2R engine, according to the company website.
The US State Department has approved a possible sale to the Czech Republic for 12 Bell UH-1Y attack and utility helicopters estimated to cost $575 million. The principal contractors will be Bell Helicopter, Textron and General Electric Company
The Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully achieved ground run testing at 100% rotor speed or RPM. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall
An Iranian Armys helicopter went down during a test flight near the northwestern city of Oroumiyeh on Thursday. Local military commander General Habib Shahsavari told Tasnim News Agency that the Armys Bell-214 helicopter crashed on Thursday due to technical failure, killing one person and injuring two
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Bell-Boeing is being awarded $40 million modification contract for the procurement of long-lead components associated with the manufacture and delivery of four fiscal year 2018 Lot 22 MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for the government of Japan. Work is expected to be completed in September 2018, US department of Defense said in a statement Thursday
Bell Helicopters V-280 Valor next generation tiltrotor has completed its first flight. The Bell V-280 Valor program is part of the Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative
Airbus Helicopters makes progress in the experimentation of its Project EAGLE (Eye for Autonomous Guidance and Landing Extension), with the in-flight validation of the on-board image processing system. Performed on an H225 flying testbed, the trials have demonstrated the systems ability to select asmall ground “target” from ranges of up to 2 miles and to automatically track it during the approach performed by the pilot
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