Bell Textron has signed purchase agreements for the sale of five aircraft to corporate customers in Ukraine.
The contracts were signed at a ceremony held at the European Rotors conference in Cologne with Heliclub Ukraine, Bell’s official representative for Ukraine.
The purchase agreements include two Bell 505s, two Bell 429s, and one Bell 407GXi with the newly certified Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) configuration.
The Bell 429 GlobalRanger has a speed of 155 knots (287km/h), and a range of 761.2km, and has a maximum of seven passengers and one pilot.
The Bell 505 Jet Ranger has a speed of 125 knots (231 km/h) and a range of 567km. It has capacity for one pilot and four passengers.
Finally, the Bell 407GXi has a cruise speed of 133 knots (246 km/h) and a range of 624km. It has capacity for six passengers plus a pilot.
“Equipped with easily configurable cabins and advanced avionics, both [the Bell 429 and 505] offer efficient and comfortable transportation experiences for private operators and corporate customers,” says said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director for Europe and Russia at Bell.