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21 May 2018, Bankstown, NSW – Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, will launch the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter to the public and industry at simultaneous events held across Queensland this week. The wider public will have their first opportunity to see the Bell 505 at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show whilst the helicopter industry will get their reveal at Rotortech 2018.

 “The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is ideal to unveil the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the public thanks to its world-renowned reputation for showcasing some of the finest in luxury and technology products. Similarly, as the region’s industry helicopter event, Rotortech 2018 is the perfect platform for the wider helicopter community to see the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X,” said Tony Jones, Executive Vice President – Strategy and Development, Hawker Pacific.

“The introduction of the original and now legendary Jet Ranger by Bell 50 years ago changed the face of the industry. The advanced Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is the long-awaited evolution of the Jet Ranger bringing modern technology, state-of-the-art features and outstanding operating economics to today’s market.

“To date, we have delivered six Bell 505’s across Australia and New Zealand and will have thirteen flying in the region by year-end. The aircraft has been very well received by industry and we are confident of further sales as we present the Bell 505 helicopter to the market” concluded Mr. Jones.

Along with launching the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, the experienced Hawker Pacific team will be in attendance across both shows to discuss sales and product support for aircraft manufacturers including Beechcraft, Bell, Cessna and Diamond Aircraft.

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is on from 24 – 27 May 2018 at Sanctuary Coast, Gold Coast, Queensland. Hawker Pacific’s booth will be located on the “Deck on the Docks” (DK12).

Rotortech 2018 is on from 24 -26 May at Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Visit the Hawker Pacific’s booth 1K17.


About Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

With a cruise speed of 125 knots (232 km/h), range of 360 nautical miles (667 km) and useful load of 1,500 pounds (608 kg), the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is designed to be safe and easy to fly while providing significant value to the operator. 

The aircraft’s flight deck features a fully integrated glass Garmin G1000H cockpit, offering unmatched crew situational awareness. The cabin boasts ready-for-business comfort with five forward facing seats offering excellent exterior visibility, and 75/25 split clamshell doors allowing easy ingress/egress.

The new five-seat Bell 505 is available in Australia exclusively from Hawker Pacific.

Hawker Pacific has comprehensive helicopter maintenance, repair and modification capabilities in facilities across Asia, Pacific and the Middle East offering a range of services including complete helicopter refurbishments, avionics upgrades, HeliSAS as well as special mission fit outs.


Bell 505 Press Release

About Hawker Pacific

Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in the region with over 800 employees.

Hawker Pacific represents some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Textron Aviation – Cessna and Beechcraft, Bell and Diamond Aircraft and provides service support for a wide range of manufacturers. Hawker Pacific is also a primary dealer in used aircraft with networks to source, acquire and trade aircraft globally.

Hawker Pacific is also Australia’s premier fixed base operator (FBO) with a network of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, and Perth along with the key Asian ports of Singapore and Shanghai. The company’s FBOs offer VIP services and crew facilities on a 24/7/365 basis.

Hawker Pacific’s product support activities provide MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for corporate, defence and special mission operators throughout the region.

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