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The Committed Character Of Bell Helicopter's 525

A Relentless Bell

Every brand would rightfully make a claim at being the best in its field of expertise. None however, come more recommended than Bell Helicopter. It's soon-to-be certified Bell525 heli is another product destined to back up the marque's reputation even further. 

For those of you who might find Bell Helicopter to be an alien name, it is a company that is part of Textron, an American aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies conglomerate. It is also the same company that owns Cessna Aircraft, Beechcraft and a few other aviation-based businesses. In the case of Bell Helicopter more recently, the Bell525 has been making waves in the rotorcraft aviation segment as a promising heli. The military helicopter manufacturer, based in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A., first unveiled the 525 down in Dallas in 2012 at the industry's famed showpiece, Heli Expo. The 525 first took the skies officially on the 1st of July in 2015 and despite the six-month delay, it has since garnered praise for what it promises in the medium-lift helicopter segment. As such, Bell Helicopter expects FAA certification this year as the brand continues to perfect the current module they have constructed for the Bell525.

From its exterior design outlook, the Bell525 features aggressive yet graceful lines that can turn most heads willingly. This is backed by an elegant interior that could be mistaken for a cabin from a small business jet as well. This can of course be tailored to tastes, as Bell Helicopter have the ability to bring out owner's individual artistic expressions. When coupled with its billed smooth and quiet ride, the Bell525 becomes the perfect private rotorcraft to be ferried around cityscapes in pure luxury.

Bell Helicopter claims that "every rotorcraft is backed by around-the-clock, award winning customer support". This is further supported by industry experts and critiques that have placed Bell Helicopter's comprehensive, global service network within the industry for the last two decades and counting. One can only look forward in gleeful anticipation at the auspicious arrival of this revolutionary rotorcraft, the Bell525. 

Key Features & Benefits:

  1. Weighing at 9,299kg / 20,500 lbs, it has a payload range of 570 nm / 1,056 km, a decent range to meet customers' future mission requirements as the helicopter also has a maximum cruise speed of 162 knots / 300 km/h, produced by two GE CT7-2F1 turboshaft engines.

  2. Sizeable cabin and cargo volumes; passenger cabin height of 54 inches / 137 cm, passenger cabin floor area space of 88 ft2 / 8.2 m2 and a baggage compartment volume of 128 ft3 / 3.6 m3. This is also made better with flexible cabin layout options, ergonomics and ingress/egress solutions from Bell Helicopter.

  3. Best-in-class crew visibility from wrap-around windscreens, proving a wide field of view during takeoff, cruise and landing, and excellent over-the-nose viewing.

  4. A new Fly-by-wire flight controls provide the ability to operate demanding missions in austere environments safely and reliably, with decreased pilot workload

  5. State-of-the-art Garmin G5000H® avionics incorporating the first touchscreen glass flight deck designed for helicopters. 

Images: Bell Helicopters