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Apr
15
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Montgomery, NY

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

(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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Oct
04
2018

Bell and Garmin Sign Teaming Agreement for On-Demand Mobility Avionics Systems

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed teaming agreement with Garmin International, Inc. on the development and integration of the autonomous vehicle management computer (VMC) systems to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

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Aug
01
2018

Installation of Power and Control Box for external load operation at helicopter Bell 204/205

Posted by jhadmin

Karlsruhe, 1.08.2018 – SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed with Wucher Helicopter a power and control box for use of long line load hooks and further systems for external load operation at helicopter Bell 204/205.

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May
22
2018

VIH Aerospace Renews its CSF With Bell Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Victoria, British Columbia - Canada – VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services has qualified and renewed its Customer Service Facility (CSF) agreement with Bell Helicopters (Bell) effective 1 May 2018.

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May
18
2018

StandardAero Announces Agreement with Reignwood Star Aviation to Provide Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 Engine Support

Posted by jhadmin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– May 16, 2018 – StandardAero recently signed an agreement with Beijing Reignwood Star General Aviation Company Limited to provide support to its fleet of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines powering the company’s Bell 407GX, 206L4, 206B3 and Robinson R66 helicopters.

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Feb
28
2018

THE NEXT WAVE: ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES ROLLS OUT BELL 505 CAPABILITIES

Posted by jhadmin

MESA, Arizona (February 27, 2018) – Preparing for the next generation of modern rotor-wing maintenance requirements, Able Aerospace Services has rolled out comprehensive component assembly-level support for the Bell 505 helicopter. In conjunction with its full Bell 429 capabilities, this further bolsters Able as the go-to source for cutting-edge helicopter component repair, overhaul, parts and completion solutions.

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Feb
27
2018

Bell and DART announce TCCA approval on the Bell 505 Emergency Flotation System

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – February 27, 2018 – At last year’s Heli-Expo, DART Aerospace and Bell Helicopter announced a partnership to develop an Emergency Float System (EFS) for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, with a very ambitious timeline of certification by Q1 2018. Today, we are proud to announce that the joint development team has met its lofty goal. After a rigorous certification and qualification program, the 505 EFS has received an STC approval from Transport Canada within the original project schedule.

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Feb
26
2018

BELL 525 SHOWCASED AT HELI EXPO

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Bell is excited to share that it will be showcasing the Bell 525 in Bristow colors during the world-famous Heli Expo tradeshow.

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Feb
26
2018

BELL LAUNCHES NEW BELL 407GXi

Posted by jhadmin

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the introduction of the Bell 407GXi at Heli-Expo 2018. The Bell 407GXi incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options.

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