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Bell Helicopter delivered the company’s new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to its first customer at HAI Heli-Expo 2017.
True Blue Power’s lithium-ion engine-start battery and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ two-inch standby attitude module are standard equipment on the Bell 505.
“Bell Helicopter was proud to celebrate the Bell 505 delivery with Pylon Aviation, and all of our partners, suppliers and guests,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president, Commercial Sales and Marketing. “This marks the first of many more deliveries, and we could not be more excited to deliver an aircraft with the power and performance capabilities of the Bell 505.”
True Blue Power’s TB17 engine-start battery on board the Bell 505 utilizes the most sophisticated Nanophosphate lithium-ion cell chemistry available, providing unmatched power, energy and safety.
The TB17 offers extensive benefits of ownership when compared to lead-acid and nickel cadmium alternatives, delivering 45 percent weight savings, efficient energy starts, increased payload, and 60 to 90 percent reduced maintenance cost.