Rheinland Air Service Features Four Popular Aircraft at AERO 2023
RAS Showing HondaJet, Daher TBM and Kodiak, Plus Bell 505 Helicopter
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany, April 11, 2023 – Rheinland Air Service (RAS), a long-time aviation industry leader, is the exclusive European representative for some of the world’s most popular aircraft – business jets, turboprops, and helicopters.
Come see four of them on display April 19–22, 2023 in Friedrichshafen, Germany at AERO 2023, the 30th anniversary of Europe’s top general and business aviation trade show.
Experience a HondaJet in Person at AERO
AERO is your opportunity to see a HondaJet up close, and learn about the new HondaJet Elite II. The advanced Elite II jet sets new standards in flight range, fuel efficiency, comfort, technology, and performance. Innovative new automation includes the Stabilized Approach assistance, plus the new Autothrottle and Emergency Autoland features expected this year. The earlier model on display is a sleek gray and red HondaJet featuring the Aircraft Performance Package.
Come see the HondaJet in Hall A3 – Booth 305 at AERO.
Or visit Aircraft Display 21 at EBACE.
Daher Displaying New Very Fast TBM 960 and Rugged Kodiak 100 Turboprops
See a new TBM 960 on static display. This very fast turboprop features a powerful Pratt & Whitney PT6E-66XT engine with a lengthy 5000 hours TBO. The pressurized Prestige cabin comfortably seats six. For peace of mind if the pilot becomes incapacitated, the TBM’s HomeSafe™ capability can automatically return you to a safe runway landing.
The ruggedly versatile Kodiak 100 Series III is Daher’s other unique turboprop. This 8–10 seat multi-mission STOL (short takeoff and landing) workhorse is being shown with the desirable Summit™ business interior. However, a Kodiak cabin can easily be changed for varied business missions or personal adventures. It is “The Ultimate Escape Vehicle.”
Visit Hall A3 – Booth 305 to see these two turboprops, and meet the Daher and RAS experts, who can also introduce the new faster, longer Kodiak 900.
Equally rugged and versatile, the new Kodiak 900 is a meter longer and 61 cubic feet bigger than the legendary Kodiak 100. Its new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140A two-shaft turbine engine generates 900 horsepower, a 20% improvement. The increased performance provides a 1794 ft/min (547 m) climb rate, plus over 20% faster cruising at 210 KTAS. Deliveries are expected to start later this year.
Bell Helicopter Highlighting a 505 JRX with Game-Changing Garmin Autopilot
With a rapidly growing fleet across Europe, Bell is proudly showing its Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Helicopter Hall B5 – Booth 301. This short light single features a high-tech Garmin G1000 NXi all glass flight deck, along with the only dual-channel FADEC engine in its class.
The flexible open cabin design, with superior visibility and integrated tie-downs, makes the Bell 505 ideal for a variety of uses: corporate ferries, utility surveys, medical evacuations, public safety missions, and much more.
The Bell 505’s new three-axis Garmin GFC 600H autopilot has been called a “game changer.” This flight control system combines precise GPS information, an air data computer, specialized software, two AHARS units, plus individual servos for pitch, roll, and yaw correction. That gives a Bell 505 pilot workload-reducing stability, safety, and control.
About Rheinland Air Service (RAS)
Rheinland Air Service (RAS) is the largest employer at Mönchengladbach Airport with around 270 permanent employees. As the leading European provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) for regional airlines and business aviation, RAS serves a wide range of international clientele. In addition to aircraft sales, support, and refueling, RAS also offers complex conversions for various aircraft, such as special mission aircraft for civil and military purposes. The RAS Group employs more than 350 people at four other German locations.
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