By Samantha Coles
This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
Bell’s 525 Relentless helicopter is equipped with the cutting edge technology and luxury commodities more commonly found on board private jets. The first commercial helicopter with a fly-by-wire cockpit, it can reach speeds of over 200kts, cruise at speeds of up to 160kts and fly up to 575 miles nonstop. The one-of-a-kind helicopter has a fully customizable interior by Mecaer Aviation Group. Equipped with multiple options and configurations for optimum comfort, the possibilities include a variety of finishings and seating choices, in-flight entertainment system run from a paired smart device or smartwatch complete with internal Wi-Fi, moving maps, ambient light color controls and individually programmable headsets for each guest to enjoy different entertainment features. There’s also an interior panel with a limousine-style privacy window, providing a cabin so quiet you can have strain-free conversations without wearing headsets and enjoy a ride so peaceful you’ll land feeling refreshed and relaxed.
From $15m, contact Kevin Rutledge, commercial sales, +1 817 280 2270, bellhelicopter.com