BELL 505M

Weapons and mission equipment packages on the U.S. Munitions List are subject to the Arms Export Control Act and require approval for export from the U.S. Department of State. The 505M base configuration is available for acquisition through the IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army. Some options and configurations pictured may only be available to non-U.S. customers through the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. All FMS cases for these aircraft are managed by the U.S. Army Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) In Huntsville, Alabama.

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 505M 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.

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Cost-effective performance when you need it the most

Ready to meet your mission requirements, the 505M is 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.

Missions

Advanced Trainer
The Bell 505M is cost effective and easy to maintain, making it the best trainer aircraft on the market. Supported by a robust and responsive global supply network, the 505M is ideal to meet the reliability and availability needs of a high operational tempo training program. As a training aircraft, the 505M provides a simple and user-friendly platform to maximize the instruction of rotor-wing flight fundamentals.
Multi-Mission Ready
Building on the legacy of the Bell 206 and Army OH-58, the Bell 505M is an effective solution for route, zone and area reconnaissance. Equipped with a 10-inch EO/IR sensor, the Bell 505M provides law enforcement, para-military and military users the capability to detect and identify targets in all lighting conditions.
Combat Search and Rescue
The Bell 505M provides a light responsive medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) platform capable of supporting medical care from point of injury to the medical facility. Equipped with a configurable medical interior and an all-weather EO/IR sensor, the Bell 505M is one of the most versatile and cost-effective aircraft on the market.
Humanitarian Relief Support
Equipped with a cargo hook and best-in-class external load capacity of 2,295 lbs / 1,041 kg, the Bell 505M can perform emergency resupply to remote locations and conduct firefighting duties in the most difficult of environments.
Forward Air Controller – Airborne
With a large open cabin, panoramic visibility, and a full communications suite, the Bell 505M allows on scene commanders full situational awareness of the battlefield. The multi-band VHF, UHF and SATCOM radio capability provides the means to coordinate direct and indirect air to ground munitions while supporting ground maneuver commanders in shaping a tactical advantage.
VIP Transport
The 505M’s comfortable 18.5” wide seats and ample head or leg room provides an efficient VIP transport solution. Convert from utility seats to VIP leather seats in minutes for an all in one multi-mission aircraft.
The Bell 505M is cost effective and easy to maintain, making it the best trainer aircraft on the market. Supported by a robust and responsive global supply network, the 505M is ideal to meet the reliability and availability needs of a high operational tempo training program. As a training aircraft, the 505M provides a simple and user-friendly platform to maximize the instruction of rotor-wing flight fundamentals.
Building on the legacy of the Bell 206 and Army OH-58, the Bell 505M is an effective solution for route, zone and area reconnaissance. Equipped with a 10-inch EO/IR sensor, the Bell 505M provides law enforcement, para-military and military users the capability to detect and identify targets in all lighting conditions.
The Bell 505M provides a light responsive medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) platform capable of supporting medical care from point of injury to the medical facility. Equipped with a configurable medical interior and an all-weather EO/IR sensor, the Bell 505M is one of the most versatile and cost-effective aircraft on the market.
Equipped with a cargo hook and best-in-class external load capacity of 2,295 lbs / 1,041 kg, the Bell 505M can perform emergency resupply to remote locations and conduct firefighting duties in the most difficult of environments.
With a large open cabin, panoramic visibility, and a full communications suite, the Bell 505M allows on scene commanders full situational awareness of the battlefield. The multi-band VHF, UHF and SATCOM radio capability provides the means to coordinate direct and indirect air to ground munitions while supporting ground maneuver commanders in shaping a tactical advantage.
The 505M’s comfortable 18.5” wide seats and ample head or leg room provides an efficient VIP transport solution. Convert from utility seats to VIP leather seats in minutes for an all in one multi-mission aircraft.

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.

Specifications

1+4

Capacity

125

Speed

306

Range
Performance
  • Hover Ceiling IGE
    14,450 ft / 4,404 m
  • Hover Ceiling OGE
    10,460 ft / 3,188 m
  • Max Cruise
    125 kts | 231 km/h
  • Service Ceiling (Pressure Altitude)
    18,610 ft PA / 5,672 m PA
  • Range at VLRC*
    306 nm | 566 km
  • Max Endurance (No reserves, 60 KIAS)
    > 3.9+ hrs
*MGW, Sea Level, ISA, no reserve
Capacity
  • Baggage Compartment Volume
    18 ft3 / 0.5 m3
  • Cabin Floor Area**
    22 ft2 / 2.0 m2
  • Empty Weight - (base aircraft)
    2,180 lbs / 989 kg
  • External Useful Load
    2,295 lbs / 1,041 kg
  • Internal Useful Load
    1,500 lbs / 680 kg
  • Max Gross Weight (external)
    4,475 lbs / 2,030 kg
  • Max Gross Weight (internal)
    3,680 lbs / 1,669 kg
*MGW, Sea Level, ISA, no reserve
Powerplant
  • Takeoff
    505 shp / 377 kW
  • Max Continuous
    459 shp / 342 kW
Avionics
Fully integrated Garmin G1000H™ flight deck with twin 10.4” LCD screens reduces pilot workload.

Standard avionics features include:

  • Traffic Information System (TIS)
  • Moving Map display
  • Diagnostics/maintenance page
  • Airport diagrams
  • Flight Planning
  • Power Situation Indicator (PSI)
  • Engine Instruments and Crew Alerting System (EICAS)

 

Optional flight displays increase situational awareness:

  • Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS)
  • Garmin’s Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology™ (HSVT)
  • “Pathway in the Sky” display
  • Traffic Alert System (TAS)

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