Bell Helicopter, one of the leading manufacturers of military helicopters in the United States, is known for developing advanced technologies for the aeronautics industry. In keeping with its corporate mission, the brand introduced the 525 model: a helicopter of enormous dimensions with a modular cabin, which also comes in a deluxe VIP version.
The Bell 525 Relentless was originally developed as a strategic aircraft for transfers and connections to offshore oilfields. But the model has evolved to offer a broad range of applications, including a deluxe corporate helicopter.
The Bell 525 Relentless has a huge cabin measuring 8.17 square meters (88 square feet) able to accommodate up to 16 passengers. According to the manufacturer, it is the best helicopter in the market, both for its load capacity and because it offers an unsurpassed experience in varied accompaniments for passengers.
In its standard 16-passenger configuration, the aircraft delivers comfort and safety features that truly set it apart from its competitors. For example, the ample seats–50 centimeters (20 inches) wide— made of fireproof materials, the multiple entryways, functional LED lighting, and very little vibration.
The VIP version of the Bell 525 Relentless comes with luxurious details such as interactive entertainment screens, pivoting seats upholstered in premium leather, floor carpeting, polished woods and coated modular panels. The owners can reconfigure the cabin in different arrangements, including a comfortable mini conference room. Even the interior lighting design of this opulent version is comparable to the most exclusive private jets or yachts in the world.
The Bell 525 Relentless offers not only great comfort but also the latest technology. The ultramodern navigation system with interactive Garmin 3D screens, intuitive movement commands and autopilot are part of the innovative technologies of this aircraft. They were specially designed to cope with adverse conditions, which tend to be frequent in the inhospitable oilfields locations in the high seas. This set of advanced technologies offers security to passengers and excellent working conditions for the pilots.
The maximum speed of the Bell 525 Relentless is 155 knots (287 kph / 178 mph) and has a maximum range of 926 kilometers (575 miles). Regarding the motorization, this model boasts the new generation of turbine engines CT7-2F1 General Electric, whose high power, combined with a system of five propellers transmits less vibration to the cabin.
The Bell 525 Relentless sells for 15 million dollars. ■
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