April 20, 2015
AMETEK Ameron wins contract for Fire Suppressant Systems aboard Bell Relentless 525 helicopters
Ameron Mass Systems, a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense and a pioneer in the development of high-performance aerospace and defense components, has been selected by Bell Helicopter to provide the cargo and engine bay fire suppressant systems for the new Bell 525 Relentless commercial super-medium helicopter. Mass Systems, the OEM division of AMETEK Ameron, developed a specialized solution to meet the superior safety requirements of the Bell 525 Relentless. “The Cargo Bay Fire Suppressant System we developed for the Bell 525 Relentless is a patent-pending system that is the first of its kind installed on any aircraft. The system features uniquely operating fire bottles that are manufactured and assembled at our California facility,” comments Keith Marsicola, Divisional Vice President at AMETEK Ameron. The Bell 525 Relentless allows for up to 20 passengers and can cruise distances up to 500 nautical miles, making it well suited for various offshore deep water missions, as well as firefighting, law enforcement and VIP operations.