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Bell and Abu Dhabi’s Horizon Ink Order for 12 Bell 505s

 - November 17, 2019, 5:09 AM

Bell Textron president and CEO Mitch Snyder (left) and Horizon International Flight Academy CEO Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri signed a contract for 12 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters for the Abu Dhabi-based flight school on Sunday here in Dubai. At list prices, the deal is worth $15.6 million. Some 200 of the clean-sheet rotorcraft, which feature Garmin G1000H avionics, have been delivered since the type entered service in 2017. “The addition of single-engine glass cockpits will enable us to meet the latest technology needs of aspiring pilots, and will prepare them to fly with modern helicopters when they are back to their units,” said Al Dhaheri. Horizon operates an all-Bell fleet of Model 206, 407, and 429 helicopters.