Bell Textron has announced signed purchase agreements for four Bell 505s and one Bell 505 delivery in the Baltic region.
Three of the aircraft were purchased by Bell’s new independent representative for the Baltic states, Airbourne, and are destined for private customers and pilot training use.
A fourth Bell 505 will be purchased directly by a private customer. The signings took place during European Rotors 2022 at the Bell booth.
Bell also announced the delivery of a Bell 505 to a private customer.
Potential for Bell within the Baltics
“It’s exciting to see the demand for the Bell 505 continue to grow within Europe across many industries,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, international commercial sales, Bell.
“We see great potential for Bell within the Baltics, and we are delighted to welcome Airbourne to our ever-growing list of IRs across Europe to expand our support.”
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.
Success of the 505
A total of 78 Bell 505s have now been delivered across the continent.
The Bell 505 has a Safran Arrius 2R engine and dual-channel FADEC, combined with its advanced Garmin G1000H NXi avionics suite.
Last year, the Bell 505 was certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) using its cargo hook, further adding to the 505’s capabilities.
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