Multiple letters of intent have been signed between operators BBM Inc of Nevada, US, K Aircraft Leasing in South Carolina, US, and Saudi Arabian Wallan Aviation for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and the 525 Relentless. Each of these aircraft will be based in the Middle East.
BBM has registered its interest in one JetRanger X and one Relentless, K Aircraft Leasing has opted for two 525s and Wallan for one 525.
“The Bell 505 is the perfect low cost training solution for our austere environments,” says BBM Inc ceo Fred Hees.
“With proven new technology that enhances capability and visibility, we will integrate and set the stage for successive training of future aviators across two continents and multiple Bell platforms. The Bell 525 Relentless is a marvel of modern technology that will provide our customers capability beyond expectations.”
Saudi Arabian aircraft operator and authorised independent representative Wallan Aviation plans to have its Bell 525 configured for general/utility missions.
“We decided to add a Bell 525 to our fleet because of our very successful experience with other Bell helicopters,” explains chairman Saad Wallan.
“The Bell 525 provides us with an ideal aircraft suited for extreme weather conditions in the super medium aircraft class, which is critical in the Middle East.”