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Oct
11
2019

Tianjin Helicopter Expo: Celebrating 40 Years of Bell Helicopters Operating in China

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China, Tianjin - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated today 40 years of Bell helicopters operating in the Chinese market.

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Oct
11
2019

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

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China, Tianjin - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the appointment of China State Grid General Aviation Co., Ltd. as a new Bell 429 Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC), making it the fifth CAAC part 145 certified Bell-authorized MRO center in China.

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Oct
07
2019

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 500,000 Flight Hours

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] has topped the 500,000 flight hour milestone. More than 375 Ospreys logged the hours, including the U.S. Air Force CV-22 and the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22.

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Oct
02
2019

VERSATILE. LETHAL. SUSTAINABLE. BELL ANNOUNCES 360 INVICTUS FOR U.S. ARMY FARA COMPETITION

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Fort Worth, Texas (October 2, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced a new rotorcraft, Bell 360 Invictus, as the company’s entrant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. Bell’s innovative approach to designing the Bell 360 Invictus combines proven low-risk technologies with advanced processes to deliver soldiers an affordable, agile and lethal solution to win on the modern battlefield. The Bell 360 Invictus meets or exceeds all requirements as laid out under the FARA contract.

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Sep
30
2019

Bell teams with Collins Aerospace to deliver a high-performance solution for U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), as Bell competes for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program.

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Sep
18
2019

LO Helicopter Committee Enthusiastic about Bell 525

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New Bell 525 technologies will raise oil and gas helicopter operational safety standards in the North Sea.

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Sep
12
2019

Students STEP into the Future with Bell

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This week, Bell launched its new high school Student Training Employment Program (STEP). The students and schools were selected through Bell’s partnership with Project Lead the Way, a non-profit that puts STEM classes into K-12 classrooms. Students from Fort Worth and Arlington ISDs submitted their resumes and participated in onsite interviews. Out of the many applications received, seven students were selected.

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Aug
28
2019

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hours

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Fort Worth, TX (28 August 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has surpassed more than 20,000 flight hours. Bell has delivered 200 aircraft to customers operating the aircraft spanning six continents.

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Aug
26
2019

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First Autonomous Flight

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Fort Worth, TX (August 26, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the successful first autonomous flight of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 at their testing site near Fort Worth. Bell plans to continue to test the vehicle under an experimental type certificate throughout the remainder of the year.

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Aug
15
2019

BELL 407GXI EARNS IFR CERTIFICATION

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FORT WORTH, Texas (15 August 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enabling the Bell 407GXi to replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger as the US Navy's training helicopter.

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Aug
15
2019

Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

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Fort Worth, TX (15 August 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport.

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Jun
11
2019

30 Years and Counting in Southern Africa

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This year marks a special anniversary for both Bell and Bell Independent Representative, National Airways Corporation (NAC). Thirty years ago, in 1989, we teamed up to offer helicopter solutions to go above and beyond flight in the southern part of Africa.

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May
21
2019

V-280 VALOR SCORES TOP MARKS DURING LOW-SPEED AGILITY TESTING

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21 May 2019 - The Bell V-280 Valor recently completed flight demonstrations of its low-speed agility key performance parameter (KPP) in the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program ahead of schedule. The V-280 Valor has now demonstrated in flight testing that it has the raw control power in pitch, roll, and yaw maneuvers to meet the Army’s Level 1 Handling Qualities requirements, which is the highest performance standard for agility. This flight testing validates Bell’s engineering models and development processes to design, build, and test an air vehicle on an aggressive aircraft development schedule that meets Army performance requirements and delivers revolutionary capabilities to warfighters.

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Apr
15
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Montgomery, NY

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On March 30, 2019, about 1230 eastern daylight time, a Bell 222, N222ML, was substantially damaged during a forced landing shortly after takeoff near Montgomery, New York. The private pilot was not injured, while one of the five passengers sustained minor injuries. No flight plan was filed for the local personal flight that was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

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Mar
26
2019

BELL 525 ENGINE RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FROM FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

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GE Aviation’s CT7-2F1 engine accomplishes type certification

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Mar
25
2019

BLADE LAUNCHES HELICOPTER FLIGHTS TO AND FROM JFK ALL-DAY LONG

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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 25, 2019 - In its largest service expansion to date, BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has launched continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”) every weekday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. The shared flight service will be the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will advance BLADE’s mission of continuing to reduce the cost of urban aviation.

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Mar
20
2019

V-22 OSPREY MARKS THREE DECADES OF TRANSFORMING MILITARY AVIATION

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Fort Worth, Texas – During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations. The V-22 has become one of the most in-demand and reliable aircraft in military service with its unique vertical maneuverability combined with the speed, range and fuel efficiency of a fixed-wing airplane.

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Mar
14
2019

Mecaer Delivers First Commercial Bell 505 for VIP Transport

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Heli Expo 2019, Atlanta – Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) handed over the keys to a newly outfitted VIP Bell 505 at the 2019 Heli-Expo.

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Mar
06
2019

HAI HELI-EXPO 2019: DAY TWO WRAP-UP

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The latest news and signing agreements from Bell at HAI Heli-Expo 2019.

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Mar
05
2019

HAI HELI-EXPO 2019: DAY 1 WRAP-UP

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The latest news and signing agreements from Bell at HAI Heli-Expo 2019.

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Feb
13
2019

BELL 407GXI CERTIFIED IN CHINA

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13 February 2019 - The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Outfitted with Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck and dual-channel FADEC Rolls Royce M250-C47E/4 turboshaft engine, the Bell 407GXi takes the popular 407 series’ user experience to a new level.

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Jan
23
2019

Bell Boeing awarded $144 million for V-22 support

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PHILADELPHIA, – The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. This is an 11-month base contract with four one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania for V-22 aircraft belonging to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Jan
23
2019

INDONESIAN ARMY SELECTS NINE BELL 412EPI HELICOPTERS TO FLEET

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Under the contract, Bell will deliver the nine helicopters to PTDI, who will then perform customization work before final delivery to the Indonesian Army. In 2016, Bell and PTDI signed an expanded Industrial and Commercial Agreement which enabled the two companies to expand their support and services in Indonesia to Bell helicopter operators.

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Dec
20
2018

BELL FORT WORTH NAMED VERTICAL HERITAGE SITE BY THE VERTICAL FLIGHT SOCIETY

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In 1951, Bell broke ground in Fort Worth for the first factory in the world specifically built to manufacture helicopters. Since then, generations of iconic rotorcraft and tiltrotor have been conceived, with more than 35,000 Bell aircraft delivered worldwide to date. Bell’s Fort Worth Headquarters is the second facility in company history to be designated as a Vertical Heritage Site. In 2015, Bell’s “Gardenville” Site in Cheektowaga, New York was celebrated. The Vertical Flight Society — founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society — is the world’s oldest and largest society dedicated to advancing vertical flight technology. The Society’s Vertical Flight Heritage Sites Program recognizes and helps preserve the important vertical flight historical sites around the world.

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Dec
10
2018

BELL AND EDIC HORIZON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ACADEMY CELEBRATE BELL 429 DELIVERIES AT MEBAA 2018

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MEBAA, United Arab Emirates (10 December, 2018) – Bell and EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy have celebrated today the delivery of two Bell 429s during a ceremony held at the MEBAA 2018 show. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training.

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Nov
29
2018

BELL V-280 VALOR WINS POPULAR SCIENCE "BEST OF WHAT’S NEW IN AEROSPACE" AWARD

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(27 November 2018) - Today, the Bell V-280 Valor was recognized by Popular Science with a Best of What's New Award in the Aerospace category for 2018. This award validates all the fantastic work completed to date by Bell and its partners from Team Valor and the U.S. government.

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Nov
27
2018

BELL SHOWCASES NEW INNOVATIONS AT JAPAN INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE EXHIBITION 2018

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BELL has a long history in Japan and has been collaborating with SUBARU Corporation for over 60 years. We were the first OEM to deliver military helicopters in 1954 to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and since then, we have delivered 1500 aircraft in Japan and count among our recent successes the UH-X and V-22 for the JGSDF programs.

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Nov
01
2018

BELL APPOINTS INDEPENDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN NORTH AMERICA

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"Bell’s independent representative family allows us to BEST serve our customers around the world and we believe our friends at helicostore will be a great addition to this network allowing us to ENHANCE our customer experience and expand our commercial business footprint in Canada,” said Anthony Moreland, managing director, north america.

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Oct
29
2018

Bell 407GXi Certified by Federal Aviation Administration and Celebrates First Customer Delivery

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“This is an important milestone for the program and BELL IS proud to ANNOUNCE THE FIRST DELIVERY SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE Bell 407GXI EARLIER THIS YEAR,” said SUSAN GRIFFIN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, COMMERCIAL BUSINESS. “OUR CUSTOMERS CONTINUE TO COMPLIMENT the AIRCRAFT’s performance and enhanced all-glass digital cockpit.”

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Oct
23
2018

Bell AH-1Z and Bell 505 on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

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23 October 2018 - Visit Bell’s chalet N04 to discover our next-generation aircraft on static display at Marrakech Air Show 2018: The AH-1Z is the most advanced helicopter in the world. Built for expeditionary warfare, the aircraft is rugged, reliable and lethal. It’s small logistical footprint provides exceptional operating value and gives you the lowest acquisition, operation and lifecycle cost.

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