February 26, 2014
Turbomeca CEO pledges “full support” to Bell 505 Jet Ranger X program
Turbomeca, a Safran company, will bring its entire proximity network to bear in supporting customers of Bell Helicopter’s new five-seat, short light single engine helicopter. In a firstever collaboration between the two corporations, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X will be powered by Turbomeca’s latest Arrius 2R gas turbine. The Arrius 2R engine delivers performance and power within the 450-550 shaft horsepower class, while improving safety and lowering pilot workload via a Full Authority Dual-channel Engine Control (FADEC). The twin-module engine configuration will reduce fuel consumption and lower the cost of operation. The Arrius 2R offers proven reliability and a 3,000 hour Time-Between-Overhaul at service entry, as well as Turbomeca’s renowned service and support capabilities.