Kenyan 505

BELL HAS delivered the first 505 Jet Ranger X to be based in Kenya, the company announced on September 5, 2018.

The aircraft was delivered to KIDL Operations by Bell Independent Representative, Africair and will be used for executive transport duties.

The helicopter was shipped from Bell’s production facility in Mirabel, Canada to Africair Helicopter Support Limited, a newly-established maintenance organisation authorised by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and based in Ruiru. Following reassembly, it was lown to Wilson Airport in Nairobi in early September to commence operations.

Nigel Pittaway