Bell Helicopter and Turbomeca (Safran) are teaming to offer a full service option for the Bell 505 covering the entire aircraft, including the engine. The five-seat, single-engine helicopter, which is powered by the French firm’s Arrius 2R engine, is targeting certification by the middle of 2016.
Customers who select Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), and Turbomeca’s Support By the Hour plan, will receive comprehensive aircraft and engine protection with no minimum annual flight hour requirement – all for around $300 per flight hour. Both plans together provide aircraft and engine direct maintenance cost (DMC) protection against unscheduled maintenance at an affordable rate for customers who plan to fly low flight hours.
This collaboration provides Bell 505 customers with DMC protection, increased aircraft availability and residual value protection. When selecting both plans, customers increase their aircraft availability with premier access to Bell Helicopter’s dynamic components and Turbomeca’s standard engine exchange at no additional charge.