Bell Helicopter has received two letter of intent (LOI) signings from customers in Chile for its Bell 505 helicopter. The corporate customers have decided that the aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport for flights throughout the region.
“The Bell 505 is ideally suited to fit the needs of the Latin American market, and we are pleased to see the growing numbers of customers signing for the aircraft,” said Bell Helicopter’s Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Patrick Moulay.
The five-seat, single-engine, turbine helicopter has received more than 350 LOIs worldwide for its 505, following the latest order and the aircraft has totted up more than 75 LOIs throughout Latin America.
Three flight test vehicles have amassed more than 575 flight hours and work has begun to prepare for initial production at the Louisiana Assembly Center which opened last year in Lafayette, Louisiana.