The Montenegro Air Force has awarded Bell Textron a contract for the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters.
The new aircraft will be used to train the Montenegrin military pilots. The agreement also provides that Bell will provide training for three pilots in France and eight technicians at its Bell Training Academy Fort Worth, TX.
The helicopters themselves will be delivered out of the Bell-owned service center in Prague, Czech Republic.
“We are proud to provide the Montenegro Air Force with exceptional products and services. The Bell 505 is a phenomenal aircraft to train new military pilots,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia. “We thank Montenegro’s Air Force for continuing to grow its fleet with Bell aircraft. The Bell 505 will be a great addition to its program.”
Bell 505 includes the latest integrated Garmin avionics suite and dual channel FADEC, providing increased situational awareness and safety allowing pilots to focus on training.
“We are proud to have the newest Bell 505 military trainer that is equipped with the latest technology in the Balkans Region,” said Colonel Nenad Pavlovic, Montenegro Air Force. “These aircraft will enable our pilots to better perform their public safety and other missions and to help protect our citizens.”