Russian debut of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at HeliRussia 2018
The long-awaited Russian premiere of the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light single will take place at the 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018, which will run through May 24 – 26 in Moscow. A production model will be showcased at the Bell and Jet Transfer booth, the last one being Bell’s official representative in Russia. Information on purchasing and deliveries of Bell 505 to Russia will be provided for potential customers.
The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is a new five-seat aircraft designed for safety, efficiency and reliability. It is equipped with Turbomeca Arrius 2R engine with dual channel FADEC, a fully integrated glass deck featuring the Garmin G1000H avionics that provides unparalleled crew situational awareness and reduces pilot workload. Bell 505’s range is 566 km with max cruise speed at 231 km/h and 680 kg of useful load.
In 2017, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X have received FAA and EASA certification and later was certified in several countries around the globe. Certification in Russia is expected very soon with deliveries to follow right after. To date, over 300 helicopters of this model have been ordered worldwide, including several firm orders in Russia. In particular, the Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA), which is also participates in HeliRussia 2018, will receive the first imported helicopter. UWCA is Bell’s partner in the Bell 407GXP licensed production at the company’s plant in Sverdlovsk Region, Russia.
First show of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Russia took place at the 8th edition of HeliRussia in 2015. A full-size mock-up was displayed allowing visitors of the expo to learn basics about the Bell 505. This time visitors of HeliRussia 2018 will get a chance to study a production unit of this model, which will certainly become a strong competitor to other models in its class.
HeliRussia yearly becomes a place of various helicopter industry premiere shows. In addition to the Russian debut of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, premiere of two other light helicopters is expected at the expo.
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