FAA certification for Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

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The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X short light single helicopter has gained FAA certification, following its Transport Canada Civil Aviation type certification in December 2016, production certification and the first customer delivery.

“Customer response for the Bell 505 has been outstanding, and we look forward to seeing the aircraft perform all the various missions it’s equipped for around the world,” said Mitch Snyder, president and CEO at Bell Helicopter.

Highlights include the Safran Helicopter Engines Arrius 2R engine, with dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control; fully integrated Garmin G1000H flight deck with dual 10.4in displays; and a high inertia rotor system. The helicopter has a speed of 125kts and a useful load of 1,500 lb.

June 14, 2017

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