Ding dong, Bell!
European deliveries of the Jet Ranger X promised for early in the New Year after EASA certifies Bell’s new light helicopter
In November Bell Helicopter signed an agreement with Reignwood International Investment Group for the sale of an additional fifty Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs, and for Reignwood to act as the exclusive reseller for the helicopter in China and to establish a dedicated delivery and maintenance centre there. The new contract follows previous purchase agreements signed with Reignwood earlier in 2017 for sixty Bell 505s destined for Chinese customers.
Bell Helicopter President and Chief Executive Officer Mitch Snyder commented, “Between [the previous] Shaanxi Helicopter order for 100 Bell 407GXPS and Reignwood’s purchase agreements for 110 Model 505s, demand for Bell helicopters in China has surged this year.”
The Jetranger X has also recently been certified by EASA, and first deliveries to Europe are expected early in the New Year. The helicopter is now approved in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea and the USA.
First European deliveries of the Jet Ranger X are expected early in 2018