Bell Textron has announced that it will produce and deliver 10 Bell 505 trainer helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force.
The contract, signed during a defense expo in southern Jordan, covers the delivery of flight training devices and a comprehensive computer-based training package.
The aircraft would provide enhanced basic and advanced rotorcraft flight training for the country’s air force.
According to Bell Textron official Sameer Rehman, the Bell 505 will ensure the operational readiness of aspiring Jordanian military pilots.
“It is with profound gratitude to the Royal Jordanian Air Force that we share news of this agreement to purchase the Bell 505s as the new helicopter trainer for the Air Force,” company senior vice president Patrick Moulay stated.
“We are dedicated to the Armed Forces, the Air Force, and the citizens of Jordan and offer our commitment to ensure the best of service.”
The Bell 505s will replace the Robinson R44 Raven II trainers currently in service with the Royal Jordanian Air Force.
Features and Capabilities
Bell Textron’s Bell 505 is a light helicopter equipped with advanced technologies for training future military pilots.
It has an adaptable open cabin helicopter with integrated tie-downs and adjustable seats, allowing it to be used for various roles, including emergency medical services.
Powered by the FADEC Safran Arrius 2R engine, the trainer aircraft can reach a maximum cruise speed of 231 kilometers (143 miles) per hour.