Bell Announces Bell 505 Dealership Agreement with Chinook Helicopters

February 29, 2024

British Columbia-based Flight Academy named Canada’s first authorized Bell 505 dealership

Anaheim, CA (February 28, 2024) – Bell Textron, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today during HAI Heli-Expo that it has appointed Chinook Helicopters as an authorized Bell 505 dealership serving western Canada. 

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“As a premier rotorcraft and fixed-wing training academy in British Columbia, Canada, Chinook Helicopters has established a strong network of operators and maintainers,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America. “Bell and Chinook will work towards continued growth for the Bell 505 in Canada while providing regional Ab Initio and Advanced Rotorcraft training to potential Bell 505 operators in the region.” 

Founded in 1982, Chinook Helicopters is a global large-scale leader in helicopter and fixed-wing training. Chinook Helicopters excels at providing comprehensive pilot training and specialty courses having hosted students from more than 68 countries. Chinook Helicopters has industry experienced instructors, four engineered in-house certified simulators, Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO), and is fully accredited with on-site examiners.

“With our 42-year history of flying Bell` helicopters, we are enthusiastic about our relationship with a world-leading aircraft manufacturer and genuinely thrilled to be working alongside them,” said Cathy Press, CEO, Chinook Helicopters. 

As an authorized Bell 505 dealership, Chinook Helicopters will provide aircraft demonstration flights and work to promote the Bell 505 as an aircraft of choice for Western Canada private operators. 

To find out more about how the Bell 505 advances missions worldwide, please visit the Bell product page or visit the Bell booth (#3936) this week during HAI Heli Expo 2024.

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