First Bell 505 dealer in US marks up first sale

First Bell 505 dealer in US marks up first sale


Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Universal Helicopters (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. UHI announces their first 505 sale and follow up order.

Universal Helicopters President Dr. Gordon A Jiroux, hc, stated, “We are proud to announce that we have sold our first Bell 505 to one of our Utah customers. With our large customer base, built over several decades, I knew it wouldn’t take long for us to make our first 505 sale.”

Universal Helicopters’ first Bell 505 customer stated, “After working with Gordon and the UHI team for several years, I have seen firsthand their attention to detail, service, and safety UHI is known for. Gordon and UHI are the perfect partner for Bell. I am honored to be the first customer of this new partnership. UHI always exceed my expectations.”

Universal Helicopters COO Danny MacKenzie stated, “Being the only approved Bell 505 Dealership and Bell 206 Certified Training Facility within the US, gives us the unique ability to promote the Bell 505 directly to the end user during our very comprehensive training courses.”

Along with its first sale, UHI placed an order for 3 additional new state-of-the-art Bell 505’s, which is considered to be the perfect entry level helicopter for those wanting a more stable platform with all of today’s technological upgrades.

With Headquarters in Dallas and Waco Texas, Scottsdale and Prescott Arizona, Provo Utah and Camarillo California, we have the unique ability to reach customers throughout the Midwest and the West Coast. Our mission is to provide quality training and to promote our “Passion for Perfection” to all of our students, which includes; making the safest and wisest ADM choices (Aeronautical Decision Making) before and during each and every flight. This is our mission, driven by our passion for promoting our “Safety First” campaign…

Earlier this year, Bell’s Global Training Facility and Universal Helicopters announced their collaboration to deliver Ab-Initio and Rotorcraft Add-on training utilizing the Bell 505 to pilots across the U.S. and from around the world.

Universal Helicopters is the only domestic approved Bell Certified Training Facility (BCTF) that is equipped to offer customers the expertise needed to master the Bell 505 and 206 as they gain their private pilot license and beyond using Bell helicopters.

About the 505
The Bell 505 is ideal for private charters, corporate executives, medical evacuations, utilities, public safety, pilot training and more. The light single-engine helicopter offers a rare combination of rugged high performance, superior fuel efficiency and a low cost of acquisition and operation. With the only dual-channel FADEC engine in its class, the helicopter has plenty of power at high altitudes. Additionally, the high-tech G1000H NXi all glass flight deck and panoramic windows provide great visibility, full situational awareness and safety. For more information about the 505, visit the Bell website.

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