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Bell sees 505 sales take off across Asia Pacific
The Bell 505 is maintaining strong sales momentum across southeast Asia with new purchase agreements from customers in three countries.
The Bell 505 has a large, customisable cabin that delivers superb visibility and panoramic views through the glass cockpit.

Bell Textron continues to see robust sales of its Bell 505 helicopter across the Asia Pacific region, as evidenced by three latest contracts signed with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Malaysia-based helicopter services provider Hammock Helicopter specialises in maintenance, repair and overhaul work, and has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 aircraft in a corporate configuration, with delivery planned for 2024.

"Bell has achieved significant success with the Bell 505 across Asia Pacific. Our customers' success is closely tied to our own, as we strive to meet their unique operational needs through collaborative efforts," says managing director, Asia Pacific Sameer Rehman. "Together, we unlock the full capabilities of this innovative aircraft. As the most advanced rotorcraft in its class, the Bell 505 consistently delivers significant value and exceptional performance for customers in various mission segments."

In addition, a helicopter operator in Indonesia and four corporate clients from the Philippines have each signed contracts for one Bell 505 over the past year. These agreements mean the active Bell 505 fleet serving southeast Asia will grow by seven aircraft, joining over 100 Bell 505s already flying in Asia Pacific.

Since its 2017 introduction, Bell has delivered over 505 Bell 505 aircraft worldwide, accumulating more than 100,000 global flight hours on the fleet. The Bell 505 has also participated as a demonstrator for sustainable aviation fuel in Singapore and Texas, a strong signal of Bell's commitment to alternative fuel usage and incorporating sustainable practices into its global flight operations.

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