BASE PRICE: $ 1,204,000
The Bell 505 is a clean-sheet design helicopter launched by Bell in 2013 as its short light single-engine helicopter offering, replacing the legendary 1960’s era Bell 206 Jet Ranger.
Following the first flight on November 11, 2014, the 505 was FAA-certified in June 2017
The 505 is assembled at Bell Helicopter plant in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
The single-engine 505 uses a two-blade rotor powered by a dual FADEC controlled Arrius 2R turboshaft engine from SAFRAN. The cabin frame is mostly aluminum, the roof and sides of the cabin are composite. The cockpit is based on the Garmin G1000H, configured with two 10.4-inch LCD screens. Optional features include Garmin HSVT (Synthetic Vision Technology).
|Max Endurance||3.9 Hrs|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||125 kts|
|Economy Cruise Speed||104 kts|
|Service Ceiling||20,000 ft|
|Hover IGE Ceiling||14,450 ft|
|Hover OGE Ceiling||10,400 ft|
* MGW, Sea Level, ISA, no reserve
|Maximum Takeoff||3,680 lbs|
|Basic Operating||2,180 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||569 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||1,500 lbs|
|Number of Engines||1|
|Takeoff Power||505 shp|
|Max Continuous Power||459 shp|
Accessible through a 55-inch clamshell door, the 505 cabin offers a flat floor, with three rear seats and a baggage compartment offering 22 cu.ft of volume.
The high-end Bell 505 MAGnificent features a Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) redesigned interior that includes modified pilot and passengers’ seats, carpet, leather-covered interior panels, headliners with PSU (Passenger Service Unit) featuring air gaspers, USB charging ports and additional storage.