Short Term Plan to Save Bell 525 Relentless

5 Jan, 18, Source:
In order to survive the recent oil and gas depression, Bell has come up with a short term plan to save their 525 Relentless. They plan to marinize their 525 prototypes. This includes coating the brackets with primer, corrosion protection applied to the electrical and hydraulic systems and a new high nickel zinc coating which is more environmentally friendly. Their two prototypes will go into production in 2017 and will be used for SAR missions, reports Flight Global.