Bell Helicopter announced today that it signed a letter of intent with Reignwood for 50 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft during the Zhuhai Airshow 2014.
“The Bell 505 was designed based on extensive input provided by a Customer Advisory Council placing safety, performance and affordability the forefront of its design. It is built upon the features and capabilities of Bell JetRanger with new design technologies,” said John Garrison, Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO.
“Bell Helicopter and Reignwood enjoy a solid and growing relationship in China. Their knowledge of the culture and the customer base has been a tremendous resource for us. They are active advocates of our aircraft because they see the value in our multi-mission capabilities. Reignwood’s fleet of Bell 206, 407GX and 429 helicopters are flying in many roles across China including EMS, corporate transport and pilot training,” said Chris Jaran, Bell Helicopter’s vice president, China.
Reignwood, a Bell Helicopter Independent Representative, will use the aircraft for travel and tourism purposes. Reignwood is a global Chinese enterprise focused on four major growth sectors including consumer products, lifestyle, industrial and finance.
“We are pleased to work with Bell Helicopter on this agreement and are confident the new Bell 505 is the ideal solution to meet our requirements,” said Zheng Gang, director of aviation for Reignwood. “We are excited to welcome the Bell 505 to China and to the Reignwood fleet. This order increases Reignwood’s commitment to sixty 505’s on order.”