Bell 525 Relentless

Best in Class.

The Bell 525 Relentless, featuring the ARC Horizon flight deck system, provides unparalleled crew situational awareness through the use of a fully integrated avionics flight deck coupled with an advanced fly-by-wire flight control system, resulting in enhanced safety levels and mission capabilities.

155 kts Max Cruise
500 nm Max Range
Up to 20 Passengers
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First commercial fly-by-wire helicopter

Customer Advantage Plans


SPEEDS at max gross wt
Max Cruise 155 kts 287 km/h
Range at VLRC* (OGP Mission) 500 nm 926 km
Powerplants 2xGE CT7-2F1
Standard Seating (OGP Mission, 20 in wide seats) 2 Flight crew + 16 Passengers
Passenger Cabin Floor Area 88 sq ft 8.2 sq m
High Density Seating 1 or 2 Flight Crew + 20 Passengers
Standard Fuel 634+ US gal 2,400+ liters
Passenger Cabin Height 54 in 137 cm
Baggage Compartment Volume 128 ft³ 3.6 m³
Hover Ceiling IGE 12,000 ft 3,658 m
Hover Ceiling OGE 6,000 ft 1,829 m
Max Gross Weight 20,000 lb 9,072 kg
Max Gross Weight (External Load) 21,000 lb 9,524 kg

*Max GW, Sea Level, ISA+20, OGP configuration, standard fuel, JAROPS fuel reserves

Aircraft Literature

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