Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is Bell Helicopter’s new five-seat aircraft designed for safety, efficiency and reliability through the use of advanced avionics technology. It incorporates proven dynamic components, advanced aerodynamic design, a dual channel FADEC Turbomeca Arrius 2R engine and best-in-class value.

The 505 also features the Garmin G1000H avionics suite. Preliminary data calls for the 505 to have a 61-cu-ft (1.7 cubic meter) flat-floor cabin, a cruising speed of 125 knots, a maximum range of 360 nm (666 km) and a useful load of 1,500 pounds (680 kg). It is a “clean sheet” design, but will use some dynamic components, such as the rotor system of the Bell 206L-4.

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is designed to customer specifications, combining proven systems with the latest advancements in rotorcraft technology. By putting a strong focus on the MSG-3 working group, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X will not only provide the best value in the short light single market, but also provide superior performance and reliability for operators.

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X approximately sells for $1m. There is a mission-critical support package–an hourly maintenance plan–for the 505 to take care of customers’ demand for an affordable aircraft, both in terms of acquisition and full life-cycle costs.

The specifications are:

  • Price (approximate): $1,000,000
  • Engine: Turbomeca Arrius 2R
  • Horsepower: 504 shp
  • Seats: 5
  • Length: 42.4 feet
  • Height: 10 feet
  • Fuselage width: 60 inches
  • Cabin volume: 61 cubic feet
  • Main rotor diameter: 37 feet
  • Tail rotor diameter: 5.4 feet
  • Useful load: 1,500 pounds
  • Max usable fuel: 91 gallons
  • Full fuel payload: 881 pounds
  • Cruise speed: 125 knots
  • Max range: 360 nm


The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is an ideal choice for all business needs.