Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter to Rangitikei Helicopters in New Zealand.
The aircraft will be used for agricultural services including vertical reference operations as well as general utility flights and air transport.
Besides Rangitikei Helicopters in New Zealand, Bell recently delivered the 505 to customers in Australia, Cambodia and Japan. The reliability, speed, performance, and maneuverability of the Bell 505 is integrated with a flat floor, open cabin that is configurable for a wide variety of missions and payloads.
The spacious cabin can be configured to carry up to four passengers or configured for internal cargo missions by removing quick disconnect rear cabin seats and/or copilot seat. The Bell 505’s flat floor cabin design and large rectangular baggage compartment lets the Bell 505 adapt to your changing mission needs. These features combined with a proven and reliable drive train and rotor system make the Bell 505 a true multi-mission aircraft in the short light single-engine market.