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Dec
04
2019

BELL AUTONOMOUS POD TRANSPORT 70 WINS POPULAR SCIENCE “BEST OF WHAT’S NEW IN AEROSPACE” AWARD

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces that Popular Science recognized the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 with a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for 2019. In 2018, Bell received a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for its Bell V-280 Valor Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator. This continued recognition validates Bell’s commitment to technology advancement and innovation in the aerospace industry.

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Nov
11
2019

BELL JOINS ARMY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS PROGRAM

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 11, 2019) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signed an agreement today with the Army Partnership for Youth Success Program (PaYS) during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Bell Forth Worth headquarters.

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Nov
05
2019

Bell Announces Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for Eight Bell Helicopters

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 5, 2019) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet.

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Nov
05
2019

Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne Williams, a retired chief pilot for both Bell and MD Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of excellence. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Oct
21
2019

AE 1107C engines reach 1m flight hours

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Taking tilt-rotor operations to new heights, our AE 1107C engines have exceeded 1 million engine flight hours on the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, the world’s only production tiltrotor aircraft.

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Oct
21
2019

Bell 525 Full Scale Mock-up on Display at Dubai South VIP Terminal

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Now until the first week of November, a full-scale mock-up of the Bell 525 is on display at the Dubai South VIP Terminal, inviting passengers transiting through the airport a unique opportunity to experience the next-generation helicopter coming to market.

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Oct
18
2019

Expanding Helicopter Operations in Africa

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Africa is larger than China, the United States and Canada put together – it’s vast and there is a major need for additional helicopters. We are seeing major opportunities to expand helicopter operations in Africa and Bell is at the center of this vertical lift growth.

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Oct
16
2019

Bell 505 Attracts Attention as Training Platform

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With optional dual pilot controls, the Bell 505, which recently surpassed 20,000 flight hours globally, is an excellent aircraft for training pilots to fly today’s modern aircraft with integrated glass flight decks, FADEC controlled engines, and other advanced technologies. These modern technologies coupled with proven dynamic systems and a high inertia rotor system for excellent autorotation capabilities create the optimal platform for helicopter training.

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Oct
15
2019

Japanese Prefectures Place Orders For Two Bell 412EPI Helicopters

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Tokyo, Japan (October 15, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that two Japanese prefectures have placed orders for two Bell 412EPI helicopters. The orders came from the Wakayama and Ishikawa Prefectures, through Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) and EuroTec Japan Corporation. Each Prefecture has ordered one Bell 412EPI, and the aircraft will be operated by their respective firefighting departments

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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
10
2019

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

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China, Tianjin (October 10, 2019) - 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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