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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

fredymac

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Some really short clips from Bell. I wonder if these are going to be pulled later.

Interior
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJzafeVT9DY

Avionics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4auGJxJ41uw

Frameless Door (I wonder if there is a rollover standard for helicopters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nRwjIIQFKI
 

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Hi;

http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/pilot-report-bell-s-new-jet-ranger-x?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20170529_AW-05_544&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_4&utm_rid=CPEN1000002229670&utm_campaign=10215&utm_medium=email&elq2=82840d71744d428ba167240d56d1e52b
 

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DOD should still find a mission and LRIP this thing.
 

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jsport said:
DOD should still find a mission and LRIP this thing.
The Navy's been wanting a TH-57 replacement for a good long time. Just need the money.
 

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Moose said:
jsport said:
DOD should still find a mission and LRIP this thing.
The Navy's been wanting a TH-57 replacement for a good long time. Just need the money.
I have been thinking the same. This aircraft has basic training platform written all over it. I will even stretch it a bit to say that the training for the flight instructors and maintenance personnel would probably be minimal to transition them from TH-57 to TH-XX (505).
 

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The Bell 505 is being offered as a cost effective military RW trainer but not for the US.

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/farnborough/2018/07/16/bell-positions-505-as-military-trainer-but-not-for-the-us/

Last year I attended Dubai Airshow 2017 and the company was promoting the 505 for first time for the mil training marketplace. Here are my photos of 505 mock up was in the colors of UAE based Horizon Flight Academy which operates Bell 206B and Bell 407GX to train Gulf Co-operation states inital entry military rotary wing students. I asked Bell about if Horizon were looking to order the 505 and the reply was simply no.






 

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I also attended the launch of the first UK Bell 505 G-DONE (doing the flying display) and G-JRXI at White Waltham Airfield end of April.



















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Looks ;like an updated UH-1
 

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Interesting that both of those aircraft have British registrations . . .


cheers,
Robin.
 

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robunos said:
Interesting that both of those aircraft have British registrations . . .


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Lol its here in the UK thats why :D

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RavenOne said:
I also attended the launch of the first UK Bell 505 G-DONE (doing the flying display) and G-JRXI at White Waltham Airfield end of April.
cheers
DOH!!
Sorry, I didn't see the text at the top of your message, I thought it was the same as the US event . . . :-[ :'( :-X


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