Trusted Partner for Commercial and Military Training

Bell Helicopters for Military and Commercial Training Operations

Trusted partner for training

Bell's expertise in training goes beyond designing the right aircraft for your mission. Having trained over 130,000 pilots from private/commercial operators to government agencies and worldwide armed forces, Bell knows the highly demanding requirements of trainer aircraft. Designed with pilot input, the 505 is the perfect training partner. With Dual-Channel FADEC and an open cabin design, trainers and trainees get an exceptional experience with the critical safety features they need. Similarly, the Bell 407GXi platform boasts millions of flight hours and trusted experience in demanding missions.
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Cost-effective performance when you need it the most

Ready to meet your mission requirements, the 505 and 407GXi are perfect for operators training in the fundamentals of rotary-wing flight or carrying out utility missions with high operational tempos. The digital engine control and glass cockpit will ensure that your warfighters are trained and ready for any mission.
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From our customers

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Hear from the Montenegro Air Force on their use of the Bell 505 for pilot training.

Features

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Fully Integrated Glass Cockpit

The Garmin G1000H NXi™ integrated avionics suite provides all primary flight, navigation, and crew alert information in an easy to read format increasing situational awareness and mission capability. With the ability to read and track all sensors on-board, the avionics suite enables maintenance staff to quickly diagnose and resolve issues improving mission readiness.
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Full Authority Digital Engine Control

With two redundant channels and a backup auxiliary channel, the Bell 505M’s FADEC provides automated engine starting and precision control at the flip of a switch. With a huge reduction in pilot workload, crew members can focus on the mission at hand.
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Advanced EO/IR Sensor

The latest in camera and infrared sensor technology is easily integrated into the Garmin G1000H NXi™’s Multifunction Display or an optional 17’’ tactical monitor. The Bell 505M’s nose mount supports a 10’’ camera up to 65 pounds with no reduction in performance.
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Versatile and Open Cabin Design

With 99ft³/2.8m³ of space, a flat floor with integrated tie downs, and pilot removeable rear seats create the ultimate multi-mission light helicopter. The large windows and open cabin and provide expansive views whether trainees are following along with a lesson or commanders are surveying the battlefield.
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Proven Dynamic Components and Latest Industry Maintenance Standards

The Bell 505 leverages over 1 million flight hours of reliable service by utilizing the same rotor and drive system of the Bell 206L4. Combining a proven drive train with the industries latest MSG-3 maintenance practices, this aircraft ensures high reliability and an incredible readiness rate. This high inertia rotor system provides additional reaction time and improved characteristics allowing students to learn auto rotation maneuvers in a less stressful environment.
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