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Jun
21
2019

SHIN-NIHON HELICOPTERS ORDERS TWO BELL 407GXI HELICOPTERS FOR UTILITY MISSIONS IN JAPAN

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Paris Airshow (June 19, 2019) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Shin-Nihon Helicopters has placed an order for two Bell 407GXi helicopters, which upon delivery, will make Shin-Nihon Helicopters the first in Japan to operate the Bell 407GXi.

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Jun
20
2019

JAPAN NATIONAL POLICE AGENCY PLACES WORLD’S FIRST ORDER FOR SUBARU BELL 412EPX

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Paris Air Show – At a ceremony held this week, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and SUBARU CORPORATION, announced that the Japan National Police Agency (JPNA) has placed the first order for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX.

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Jun
05
2019

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

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Fort Worth, TX (4 June 2019) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Type Certification for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 feet density altitude, setting the bar for high altitude operations for aircraft in its class.

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May
23
2019

BELL, SHAANXI HELICOPTERS AND SHAANXI PROVINCIAL PEOPLE’S HOSPITAL SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AIR MEDICAL TRAINING EXERCISE IN CHINA

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Xi'an, Shaanxi (May 23, 2019) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in collaboration with Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC) and Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, announced today the successful completion of an Air Medical Services (AMS) training exercise in China. This exercise is an initial step toward developing air medical capability for the Implementation Program for a Joint Pilot of Aviation Medical Rescue launched earlier this year by the National Health Commission of China and the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC).

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May
22
2019

BELL 429 BUILDS MOMENTUM WITH CORPORATE CUSTOMERS

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is showcasing its corporate Bell 429 outfitted with Mecaer Aviation’s MAGnificent interior at EBACE. The aircraft is building momentum in the region with 7 recent sales to corporate customers in Germany, Greece, the Ukraine and Russia.

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May
21
2019

BELL 505 JET RANGER X CONTINUES GLOBAL EXPANSION

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21 May 2019, EBACE - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signature of a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 with HUBI-FLY from Austria and the recent certification of the aircraft in the Ukraine and Russia. With over 150 aircraft delivered worldwide, the Bell 505 is already demonstrating excellent performance.

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May
13
2019

VIETNAM LAUNCHES TOURISM FLIGHTS OVER ICONIC HA LONG BAY WITH BELL 505 JRX HELICOPTERS

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has launched the first ever helicopter tourism flights with the Bell 505 in Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay.

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Apr
15
2019

Lockheed Martin's 360-Degree Pilot Visual System Completes First Flight On Bell V-280 Valor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system took flight for the first time aboard the V-280 Valor, Bell Helicopter's next-generation tiltrotor aircraft in a series of flights over Fort Worth, Texas, in March. PDAS is a multi-functional sensor system that generates high-resolution, 360-degree imagery around the aircraft to enhance situational awareness for pilots and other users.

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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
22
2019

BELL AND ROLLS-ROYCE COLLABORATE ON ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Rolls-Royce for the development of an optimized propulsion system and continued risk reduction efforts aimed at the V-280 Valor and V-247 advanced vertical lift platforms. The collaboration will focus on the integration of Rolls-Royce’s proven low-risk and advanced propulsion systems into future Bell aircraft.

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Mar
18
2019

BELL DELIVERS BELL 505 JET RANGER X TO STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

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(March 18, 2019) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department.

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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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Jan
16
2019

BTA CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RECEIVES HAI’S W.A. “DUB” BLESSING FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Marty Wright, Chief Flight Instructor at the Bell Training Academy, is the 2019 recipient of the W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This 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 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Jan
09
2019

Bell Training Academy Chief Flight Instructor Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Va. (January 09, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Marty Wright, Chief Flight Instructor at the Bell Training Academy, is the 2019 recipient of the W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This 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 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Jan
07
2019

Bell Unveils Full-Scale Design of Air Taxi at CES 2019

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CES 2019 – Las Vegas (Jan. 7, 2019) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle today during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel.

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Dec
18
2018

Bell V-280 Valor – First Year of Flight Proves the Future of Vertical Lift is Now

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The success of this cooperative effort demonstrates the ability to rapidly deliver revolutionary vertical lift capability to combat national security threats Fort Worth, Texas (December 18, 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Team Valor marked the anniversary of the V-280 Valor’s first flight by continuing to prove the aircraft’s performance and technical maturity. As part of the U.S. Army led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program, the V-280 demonstrates that close collaboration between government and industry can deliver transformational speed, range and agility in vertical lift, in a fast and sustainable process.

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Dec
11
2018

BELL’S SHANNON MASSEY APPOINTED TO TEXAS GOVERNOR’S AEROSPACE AND AVIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shannon Massey, Bell’s vice president of Assembly Operations, to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. The committee assists in the state’s economic development efforts to recruit and retain aerospace and aviation jobs and investments in Texas.

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Dec
05
2018

BELL TO SHOWCASE BELL 505 AND BELL 429 CORPORATE AIRCRAFT AT MEBAA 2018 IN DUBAI

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05 December 2018 - Recognized for world-class innovation, precision and quality, Bell offers premium comfort coupled with safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service. The Bell 429 and Bell 505 helicopters combine sleek exterior lines and meticulously crafted bespoke interiors for the most comfortable in-flight experience. The Bell 505 and Bell 429 have become a staple for private transport around the world. Visit our static display P5 during MEBAA next week to find out why customers choose Bell.

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Dec
03
2018

BELL DELIVERS FIRST LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIGURED BELL 505 JET RANGER X TO SACRAMENTO POLICE DEPARTMENT

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(December 3, 2018) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento Police Department.

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Nov
07
2018

BELL AND ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS SIGN TEAMING AGREEMENT FOR ON-DEMAND MOBILITY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed teaming agreement with Electric Power Systems (EPS), for the development of energy storage systems for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions.

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Oct
17
2018

BELL LAUNCHES CERTIFIED TRAINING FACILITIES TO EXPAND GLOBAL TRAINING OFFERING

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Helitech, The Netherlands (17 October 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy.

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Oct
04
2018

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

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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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Oct
02
2018

Bell Delivers Three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc.

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc.

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Sep
20
2018

BELL 505 ENTERS SOUTHERN AFRICAN MARKET

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This week, National Airways Corporation (NAC) celebrated the entry into market of Bell’s newest commercial aircraft, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Guests were invited to attend an exclusive unveiling event organized at the NAC Lanseria airport facility in South Africa showcasing a pair of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters recently delivered to a couple, who are both pilots.

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Aug
13
2018

Bell Announces the Delivery of Bell 429s to Jamaica Defence Force

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Fort Worth, TX (August 13, 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). A third Bell 429 is scheduled for delivery to the JDF next year. The three aircraft will be used to complete a range of missions including, search and rescue, medical evacuations, natural disaster relief, national security and military training.

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Jun
20
2018

Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On Demand Mobility

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New collaboration between Bell and Safran on the development of innovative hybrid electric propulsion systems for future air taxi and VTOL systems.Cologne, Germany - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc.

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Jun
07
2018

BELL DELIVERS FIRST THREE BELL 505 HELICOPTERS TO CHINA

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Mirabel, Canada (7 June 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive authorized reseller in China for the 505. This first delivery follows the recent certification of the Bell 505 by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

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May
31
2018

FOURTH BELL 525 FLIGHT TEST VEHICLE TAKES FLIGHT

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“This is another significant milestone for the Bell 525 program and a testAment to the HARD work bEing completed at our flight research center,” said byron ward, vice president, bell 525 program. “we are focused on certification and delivering the most technologically advanced helicopter to market.”

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May
22
2018

BELL 505 CARGO HOOK RECEIVES FAA CERTIFICATION

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The Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by the FAA to carry up to 2,000 lbs.

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