Bell has appointed Rheinland Air Service (RAS) as the first authorized German dealer for the Bell 505 turbine light single. Located in Mönchengladbach, RAS was established in 1972 and employs 280 across four locations in Germany.
“We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Bell managing director, Europe and Russia. “This partnership has been highly valued as we continue to expand our footprint in Germany. With the Bell 505 dealership, we can use our customer collaboration to attract new owners and establish a stronger presence in the region.”
"The Bell 505 is an incredible helicopter," said RAS CEO Johannes Graf von Schaesberg, "and we see a huge potential for our German customers. The cooperation between Bell and RAS is our long-term vision to expand the German market for the Bell brand.”
The Bell 505 features the 500-shp Safran Arrius 2R engine with dual-channel Fadec and Garmin G1000H avionics. More than 250 have been delivered since its entry into service in 2017.