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  • Maiden sortie for Bell's new 505 Jet Ranger X


    ​Bell Helicopter has performed the first flight of its newest model the 505 Jet Ranger X from its Mirabel, Canada facility.


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  • Composite Helicopters to revive KC630 flight tests after crash


    ​Flight tests of the KC630 light-single should resume by the end of the year after New Zealand-based Composite...


  • Robinson Helicopter sees R66 bounce-back in 2015


    ​After a steep drop in production in 2014, Robinson Helicopter expects sales and deliveries to rebound this year and...


  • PICTURES: Second Bell 505 takes flight


    Bell Helicopter has performed the maiden sortie of its second 505 Jet Ranger X flight-test vehicle from its Mirabel,...


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  • ANALYSIS: Bell 505 Jet Ranger X technical description

    News | 15 Jun 2015 09:01 | Dominic Perry

    ​Replacing an icon of the rotorcraft industry was never going to be easy. Since its arrival in the mid-1960s the Bell Helicopter 206 Jet Ranger had dominated – if not invented – the market for light, single-engined turbine helicopters. And then in 2010 production of the class-leader - by then in its 206B3 iteration – was halted. Bell had nothing with which to replace its stalwart and effectively vacated the market segment. This was rapidly colonised by Torrance, California-based Robinson Helicopter which in late 2010 certificated its turbine-powered R66. Over the next four years Robinson went on to deliver roughly 500 examples of the near $850,000, Rolls-Royce RR300-powered helicopter, finding a combination of price and capability that resonated with the market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Bell-505-Jet-Ranger-X-technical-description-413218/
  • Composite Helicopters to revive KC630 flight tests after crash

    News | 04 Mar 2015 18:42 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Flight tests of the KC630 light-single should resume by the end of the year after New Zealand-based Composite Helicopters integrates design changes adopted following a non-fatal crash of a prototype in November.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Composite-Helicopters-to-revive-KC630-flight-tests-after-crash-409775/
  • Robinson Helicopter sees R66 bounce-back in 2015

    News | 03 Mar 2015 22:51 | Stephen Trimble

    ​After a steep drop in production in 2014, Robinson Helicopter expects sales and deliveries to rebound this year and remain at least steady for the long-term.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Robinson-Helicopter-sees-R66-bounce-back-in-2015-409720/
  • PICTURES: Second Bell 505 takes flight

    News | 26 Feb 2015 07:08 | Dan Parsons

    Bell Helicopter has performed the maiden sortie of its second 505 Jet Ranger X flight-test vehicle from its Mirabel, Canada facility.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Second-Bell-505-takes-flight-409446/
  • Maiden sortie for Bell's new 505 Jet Ranger X

    News | 11 Nov 2014 11:27 | Dominic Perry

    ​Bell Helicopter has performed the first flight of its newest model the 505 Jet Ranger X from its Mirabel, Canada facility.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Maiden-sortie-for-Bells-new-505-Jet-Ranger-X-405900/
  • Bell targets mid-November for Jet Ranger X first flight

    News | 23 Jul 2014 14:21 | Dominic Perry

    ​Bell Helicopter is targeting mid-November to perform the maiden sortie of its new 505 Jet Ranger X as activity on the initial flight-test vehicle accelerates.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-targets-mid-November-for-Jet-Ranger-X-first-flight-401923/