Certification of Bell 505 Jet Ranger in Australia confirmed

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Asia-Pacific and Middle East aviation provider Hawker Pacific has confirmed the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter in Australia.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification makes Australia the first country in which the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has been certified, following the initial type certification being issued in Canada.

The helicopter is in high demand with more than 400 letters of intent worldwide since its initial launch in 2014.

Hawker Pacific will deliver five new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft in Australia and three in New Zealand over the coming 12 months.

The first Australian Bell 505 is expected to be delivered to Nautilus Aviation in mid-2017.

Tony Jones of Hawker Pacific congratulated the certification of the helicopter.

“Hawker Pacific congratulates Bell Helicopter on the certification of this next generation helicopter. We are thrilled to be introducing the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Australian market this year. We are seeing very strong interest from the Australasian market and look forward to bringing this state of the art, next generation helicopter to customers in the region very soon."

Hawker Pacific said the Bell 505 combines advanced technology, unparalleled levels of comfort and unique multi-mission capabilities. The aircraft’s flight deck features a fully integrated glass Garmin G1000H cockpit, which Hawker Pacific says offers unmatched crew situational awareness.

 

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