Bell 525 full-scale mockup on display at Dubai South VIP Terminal

Bell Press Release | October 23, 2019

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Now until the first week of November, a full-scale mockup of the Bell 525 is on display at the Dubai South VIP Terminal, inviting passengers transiting through the airport a unique opportunity to experience the next-generation helicopter coming to market.

A full-scale mockup of the Bell 525 Relentless on display at the Dubai South VIP Terminal. Bell Photo

The aircraft is a game changer for the industry and brings new technological advances that will benefit operators and increase safety standards, setting it apart from the competition, the company said. The Bell 525 offers customers a generational leap forward with the first-ever commercial helicopter to be certified with fly-by-wire flight controls, industry-leading drive system performance and fully integrated vehicle health monitoring.

As part of Bell’s luxury helicopter line, the Bell 525’s new innovative interior is designed by Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), an acclaimed designer and manufacturer of high-end cabin comfort systems, with enhanced bespoke amenities for Bell 525 Relentless customers.

“The Bell 525 is taking luxury helicopter transport to a new level,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell senior vice president for the commercial business – international. “Along with the MAGnificent interior, the Bell 525 provides an unprecedented level of luxury, style, and comfort and introduces enhanced features and technology that set it apart from any other VIP aircraft.”

MAG provides Bell 525 customers with multiple interior options and configurations. Customers can choose from a variety of finishings and seating configurations with options, including:

  • An In-Flight Entertainment Enhanced Lounge (I-FEEL), with working internal WiFi, moving maps, audio/video functions, ambient light controls, and isolation, all of which may be controlled from the user’s paired smart device or smartwatch, allowing ease of conducting business;
  • Electro-chromic window controls that fade from clear to full tint and are controlled by a paired smart device or smartwatch to provide a tailor-made environment;
  • A Speech Interference Level Enhanced Noise System (SILENS) interior panel with a limousine-style privacy window, providing a cabin so quiet passengers can have conversations without wearing headsets; and
  • Large central- and aft-facing cabinets with additional storage and monitors that retract into the console and provide customizable additional options for the owner’s needs.

The Bell 525 mockup will also be on static display during the Dubai Air Show, Nov. 17 to 21.

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