Bell’s Model 505 JetRanger X has received its long-awaited European Aviation Safety Agency certification.

The European sign-off on Nov. 10 adds to a growing list of aviation regulators which have given the five-seat, Safran Arriel-powered light helicopter the green light, including, Australia, Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea, Argentina and most recently, Japan. U.S. FAA certification was awarded in June.

The first aircraft for a European customer is due to be delivered at the beginning of 2018.

The certification emerges less than a week after Bell inked an agreement with China’s Reignwood International Investment Group to purchase 50 Model 505s and an establish a delivery and maintenance center in China. Reignwood is now one of the biggest customers for the helicopter, having already signed agreements for 60 aircraft. Reignwood now has 110 Bell 505s on order.

The helicopters will be used in the in the corporate, tourism and utility sectors.​