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Jan
21
2020

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight

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AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 21, 2020 — The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.

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Jan
20
2020

Bell's View: Mobility Trends at CES

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Mobility at CES 2020 is maturing from visionary ideas to practical applications. The public has begun to accept alternative modes of transportation -- from ride sharing and electric scooters to autonomous driving and air taxis -- as either new norms or soon-to-be realities. Concepts and ideas have evolved into full-scale models and production-ready designs.

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Jan
13
2020

The Next 85 Years

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From having a key role in the landing of the first lunar mission to producing 150 aircraft a month for U.S. warfighters in Vietnam, our legacy is filled with flight milestones that have stunned audiences, saved lives and changed the world. An entire aviation portfolio stemming from the vision of one man - Larry Bell. His gift of foresight for vertical lift technology has propelled our company to where it stands today. That is why we cannot honor our remarkable past without looking towards the future.

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Jan
06
2020

Bell Reveals the City of the Future at CES 2020

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CES 2020 – Las Vegas (Jan. 6, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, reveals at CES a vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) – both groundbreaking technologies – will coexist to move people, products and information across connected cities.

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Dec
24
2019

Beyond Expectation: The Bell V-280 Valor Delivers Results

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As the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program wraps up, Bell’s revolutionary tiltrotor continues to turn heads with outstanding performance and shines a spotlight on the benefits of modernization.

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Dec
17
2019

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Bell Announce Agreement as part of the FAA UASIPP

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DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today an agreement to add Bell to the CNO UASIPP team and begin testing some of the Bell innovations and systems on CNO-owned property in rural southeastern Oklahoma.

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Dec
16
2019

CZECH REPUBLIC SIGNS LETTER OF OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE FOR MIXED FLEET OF AH-1Z AND UH-1Y

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WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, and Czech Republic Minister of Defence, Lubomir Metnar, signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the foreign military sale by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, of H-1 helicopters to the Czech Air Force.

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Dec
12
2019

Students Shine at Third Annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition

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Committed to furthering STEM education in schools, Bell launched its third annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition this past weekend. The 2019 competition theme was On-Demand Mobility which simulated air-taxi movement of people and rapid-delivery of product orders. 17 high school teams from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area and Virginia were provided a drone kit to assemble and modify to accomplish several unique missions for the competition. The teams were given eight weeks to design, build and integrate their robotic solutions to achieve the On-Demand Mobility challenge with the guidance from Bell Engineering mentors.

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Dec
10
2019

Bell Boeing Delivers First Modified Osprey for Improved Fleet Readiness

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10, 2019 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company, have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the United States Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tiltrotor fleet.

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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

Posted by jhadmin

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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