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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Type History
Prototype first flight 25 Feb 2015
Production first flight
First entered service



Members of the 505 family not yet added to Vertipedia - coming soon!


Forum Proceedings related to the 505

Bell 505 Automation at Final Assembly - Project Octopus

Cédric Roche, Bell Textron


Bell 505 JRX, 250 Aircraft Delivered and Counting!

Patrick Paquin, Yann Lavallee, Bell Textron Canada


Bell Model 505 Fatigue Test Loads Derivation using Flight Test Data Reduction and Convex Envelopes
Maxime Lapalme, Guillaume Biron and Marc Ouellet, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited


Mission Ready –— Completing 505 Jet Ranger X Optional Equipment Kits Development in Time for 1st Deliveries
Thomas Reilly and Nicholas Ward, Bell Helicopter Textron


The 505 Low Vibration Solution
Peter Q. Romano, Michael S. Seifert, Michael R. Smith, Bell Helicopter



Vertiflite articles featuring the 505

Vertiflite, January/February 2021

The Bell 505: The Light Arm of the Law - Frank Colucci


Vertiflite, March/April 2017

Bell 505 JetRanger X Delivers - Kenneth I. Swartz


Vertiflite, May/June 2016

Develop, Certify and Deliver — Development and certification testing of the Model 505 at Bell Canada builds the foundation for customer deliveries of the new light single-engine helicopter late this year - Frank Colucci