BELL 505

BASE PRICE: $ 1,204,000

PASSENGERS

1 Pilot

3

CABIN VOLUME

cu.ft

90

RANGE

nm

300

SPEED

ktas

100

MTOW

lb

3000

4 PAX

306 nm

125 ktas

3,680 lb

Photo : Courtesy Bell

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).

Range*306 nm
Max Endurance3.9 Hrs
Speed 
Maximum Cruise Speed125 kts
Economy Cruise Speed104 kts
Altitude 
Service Ceiling20,000 ft
Hover IGE Ceiling 14,450 ft
Hover OGE Ceiling 10,400 ft

* MGW, Sea Level, ISA, no reserve

Maximum Takeoff3,680 lbs
Basic Operating2,180 lbs
Usable Fuel569 lbs
Maximum Payload1,500 lbs
AVIONICS 
ManufacturerGARMIN
ModelG1000H
ENGINES 
Number of Engines1
ManufacturerSAFRAN
ModelArrius 2R
Takeoff Power505 shp
Max Continuous Power459 shp
INTERIOR
Photo : Courtesy Mecaer Aviation Group

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.

Cabin Height5 ft
Cabin Width4 ft
Cabin Length7 ft
Cabin Volume99 cu.ft
Baggage Compartment 18 cu.ft