The new aircraft will be used to train the Montenegrin military pilots. The agreement also provides that Bell will provide training for three pilots in France and eight technicians at its Bell Training Academy in Fort Worth, TX. The helicopters will be delivered out of the Bell-owned service center in Prague.
The aircraft includes a high-tech flight deck and adaptable cabin design, making it capable for any challenge. With the latest integrated Garmin avionics suite and dual channel FADEC, the aircraft provides increased situational awareness and safety, allowing pilots to focus on training.
Colonel Nenad Pavlovic, Montenegro Air Force, said: “We are proud to have the newest Bell 505 military trainer that is equipped with the latest technology in the Balkans Region. These aircraft will enable our pilots to better perform their public safety and other missions and to help protect our citizens.”
The Bell 505s will be manufactured by Bell Textron Canada at their facility in Mirabel, Quebec. The sale was facilitated by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) through a government-to-government contract. CCC supports the growth of international trade by helping Canadian exporters gain access to foreign government procurement opportunities.