Bell Textron has announced the delivery of three Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Bahrain Air Force.
Bell delivered the aircraft during an inspection and acceptance event in February 2023 at Bell’s Mirabel facility.
The Bahrain Defense Force has flown the Bell 212 and multiple generations of AH-1 attack helicopters. This delivery marks the first 505 helicopters for the country and includes a package with training, tooling, and spares.
The Bell 505 recently became the world’s first single engine helicopter to fly on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel.