The Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X completed its first flight with the Arrius 2R engine. Turbomeca, the manufacturer of the Arrius 2R engine, indicates FAA, EASA and Transport Canada engine type certifications for the Arrius 2R are on track for the end of 2015.



Turbomeca's Arrius 2R engine. Photo: Turbomeca.


“The Bell 505 first flight is a historic milestone for Turbomeca. Our very first cooperation with Bell Helicopter has been a success, and we are honored and delighted that a company with such a high reputation for product quality and support trusts us to support such an important program,” said Turbomeca Chairman & CEO Olivier Andriès.