Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. firm, introduced the supply of three Bell 505 mild helicopters to the Royal Bahrain Air Drive. Bell delivered the plane throughout an inspection and acceptance occasion in February 2023 at Bell’s Mirabel facility. The Bahrain Protection Drive has flown the Bell 212 and a number of generations of AH-1 assault helicopters. This supply marks the primary 505 helicopters for the nation and features a bundle with coaching, tooling, and spares.

“We’re honored to supply the Bahrain Protection Drive one other premiere Bell asset to coach the following era of Bahrani pilots. Generations of Bahraini pilots have flown in Bell helicopters, and the Bell 505 will proceed the custom of excellence for years to come back. With low working prices and excessive reliability, the Bell 505 has emerged as a buyer favourite to organize cadets for a safer and simpler transition to superior helicopters,” stated Sameer Rehman, managing director, Africa and Center East, Bell.


Three Bell 505 Gentle Helicopters Delivered to Royal Bahrain Air Drive. (Photograph by Bell Textron Inc)

The Kingdom of Bahrain joins different nations within the area using the Bell 505 as their superior army coach of alternative. Horizon Worldwide Flight Academy within the UAE operates 12 Bell 505s, and the Royal Jordanian Air Drive signed an settlement for 10 Bell 505s in November 2022. Greater than 30 Bell 505 helicopters function all through the Center East and Africa. Moreover, the Bell 505 is the army coaching helicopter for the Montenegro Air Drive, Republic of Korea Military and Republic of Korea Navy.

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X (JRX) is an American/Canadian mild helicopter developed and manufactured by Bell Helicopter. The Bell 505 is a “clear sheet” design, however makes use of some dynamic parts, such because the rotor system, of the Bell 206L-4. Bell has delivered greater than 400 Bell 505 helicopters to home and worldwide clients. The Bell 505 program has collectively achieved greater than 100,000 flight hours. The Bell 505 lately grew to become the world’s first single engine helicopter to fly on 100% sustainable aviation gas.