Bell, Turbomeca Offer Bell 505 Service By the Hour Program

By Staff Writer | March 5, 2015

Bell Helicopter has announced a collaboration with Safran Turbomeca USA (Turbomeca) to provide a Service By the Hour (SBH) program for the Arrius 2R engine in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

The agreement compliments Bell Helicopter’s Mission Critical Support (MCS) program for the Bell 505 – a pay-as-you-fly program designed to provide a predictable monthly cost, help eliminate surprises and stabilize maintenance costs over time. The program helps maximize aircraft availability and amortize operation expenses. Offering coverage for the rotor blades, transmissions, avionics and hydraulic systems, MCS provides customers the option to choose the coverage level to best meet their mission requirements.

The Turbomeca SBH program also provides a fixed cost per engine per flight hour for scheduled and unscheduled removals. Additionally, the program covers mandatory and recommended modifications and AOG service. The SBH contract is a customized service that includes a comprehensive range of options to suit an operator’s requirements. For Bell 505 customers, all standard exchanges of modules and HMUs, one year-freight and one-year Level 3 maintenance support are provided at no extra charge.


Customers have the ability to enroll in MCS as well as the SBH support program at the aircraft point of sale by contacting their Bell Helicopter regional sales manager or emailing mcs@bh.com.

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