The profile and articulation of Bell's Jet Ranger X cab is very different to the original Bell 206 model Jet Ranger.
THE BELL Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X has notched up a number of order and delivery milestones in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Bell 505's overall length, tip of rotor to tip of tail, is 42ft 5in (12.95m).
Note the LED lights in the forward fuselage.
Bell recently conducted a flight test campaign in Nepal with its Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.
Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X has recorded its 200th delivery and the achievement of 20,000 flight hours since entering service in March 2017.
A privately owned Bell 505
Bell helicopter operators in Europe such as Heli Alps now have more service options
The first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X prototype, C-FTVI (c/n 65002), making its first flight from the company's Mirabel, Quebec facility in Canada on November 10, 2014.
The second Bell 505 JetRanger X C-FTVN (c/n FTV-2) during its first flight.
George Geng, President of Reignwood Zhuhai and Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Canada at the handover ceremony on June 7, 2018, of the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to be delivered to China.
The 100th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X produced was handed over to Hunt Companies on June 26, 2018. The helicopter will be used for corporate travel duties.
Bell Textron has completed delivery of six 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Air Wing. The US manufacturer announced the final delivery on May 11, 2021, also reporting that this was the 300th Bell 505 to be delivered. The order had only been announced by Bell on February 8, 2021. All six are seen here at an official ceremony to mark the occasion
The Bell 505’s Safran Arrius 2R engine features a dual channel FADEC with automatic backup.
The two-screen Garmin G1000 avionics selected for the Jet Ranger X.
According to Bell's information, the 505's primary flight displays give all major flight parameters in an intuitive, easy to scan layout: attitude, airspeed, horizontal situation indicator, altitude and vertical situation indicator. Primary and inset screens can be user-selected to display a variety of additional functions.
User-selectable multifunction display options in the standard configuration include engine and transmission information, fuel status, and calculated range.
The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X's cabin accommodates three passengers at the rear and two pilots or one pilot and passenger up front.
Bell displayed three mock-ups of the Model 505 Jet Ranger X.
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up displayed at EBACE at Geneva in May 2014.
An artist's impression of the Bell SLS with which the company plans to re-enter the light, single-engined helicopter market.
Artist’s impression of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopter.