Bell delivered its 100th 505 Jet Ranger X light-single helicopter last week. Bell handed over its first 505 on March 7, 2017. The 100th ship went to Hunt Companies for corporate travel. Before the delivery, employees at the company's Mirabel, Quebec assembly facility gathered around the aircraft to commemorate the milestone.
Worldwide, Bell holds letters of intent for more than 400 copies of the 505 and the aircraft has received certification approvals from more than 20 countries' aviation authorities.
The five-seat 505 is equipped with the Garmin G1000H integrated avionics suite and powered by the Safran Arrius 2R turboshaft engine with dual-channel full authority digital engine control. Options continued to be certified for the 505 including, in recent months, Dart Aerospace’s emergency float system and Bearpaw landing skid attachments.