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Jul
06
2020

Bell Employee Helps Veteran Grandfather Experience the Thrill of Flight Again

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Kicking off 2020, the annual Bell Summit started with an address not from our CEO Mitch Snyder, but from talented Bell Boeing V-22 Project Specialist, Emma Spencer. This bright millennial shared some words of wisdom and insightful advice to all Bell leaders about how to empower their teams. But her personal story about her deep connection to Bell stole the show.

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Jul
06
2020

Bell APT Takes on Medical Transport Missions

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This unmanned aerial vehicle offers unlimited opportunities for logistics support, including the potential to move medical supplies, tests samples, blood and more through efficient flights. Flying as a bi-plane, Bell's Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) travels quickly and can be scaled to support different payloads. Our teams designed this new aircraft with the objective to aid businesses and save lives. With this in mind, they developed a valuable asset that is easy to use and integrate into current processes.

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Jun
30
2020

Horizon International Flight Academy Logs More Than 1,000 Flight Hours in its Bell 505 Fleet

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Fort Worth, TX Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Horizon International Flight Academy has logged more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet, mainly utilized to train military pilots. Horizon’s training academy is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Jun
25
2020

MECAER AMERICA TEAMS WITH BELL FOR U.S. ARMY FUTURE ATTACK RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT PROGRAM

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Montreal – Mecaer America, Inc. (MAI) located in Montreal, Canada is pleased to announce its selection by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, as the Team Invictus partner responsible for the Landing Gear System.

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Jun
25
2020

Bell Boeing Delivers First Fleet CMV-22B to United States Navy

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NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, California, – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first CMV-22B for fleet operations to the U.S. Navy on June 22. The V-22 is based at Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

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Jun
25
2020

Bell 429 Used to Transport Pregnant Patient in Yucatán, Mexico

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In early June, Mexico’s Secretary of Public Security, Commander Luis Felipe Saiden Ojeda, ordered the medical transportation of a pregnant woman, nine-months along, to the Tekax General Hospital, due to her need for urgent care. Departing from the Enrique Ceron sports complex, the State Secretariat of Public Security’s Bell 429 quickly delivered the patient to the hospital to receive the critical aid.

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Jun
24
2020

UNITED STATES NAVY RECEIVES FIRST FLEET CMV-22B

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NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (June 24, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have delivered the first CMV-22B for fleet operations to the U.S. Navy on June 22. The V-22 is based at Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

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Jun
23
2020

What You Can Carry with Bell APT 70

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Early in March, Bell APT 70 successfully participated in the March Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment, flying more than 17 flights, covering 42 miles, conducting eight autonomous resupply missions. For this unmanned vehicle, the opportunities to make itself a key part of business supply chains, provide remote citizens or warfighters in the battlefield with necessary resources or drop packages to consumers are vast. And for a platform that can carry 70 lbs of goods, there’s a lot it can move.

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Jun
22
2020

Bell Training Academy Launches Virtual Course Platform

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The Bell Training Academy will offer virtual pilot and maintenance training for global customers who may be unable to travel to Bell’s global training facilities. “This is one of many virtual support offerings in the initial phase of Bell’s customer support and services modernization effort,” said Sam Nelson, general manager, Bell Global Training Academy. “In today’s environment, Bell recognizes the need for the availability of virtual training courses and has developed a virtual experience that offers a comprehensive training curriculum to meet the required training needs of its customers.”

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Jun
22
2020

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Uses Bell 407 for Cliff and Ocean Rescue Operations

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With the mountainous terrain and West Coast waves, there is always a need for an eye in the sky. The Sonoma County Sherriff’s Office flies their Bell 407- known as “Henry One” - for parapublic and rescue missions. Take a look…

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Jun
10
2020

Bell Boeing Delivers 400th V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft

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HURLBURT FIELD, Fla., June 10, 2020—The Bell Boeing [NYSE:BA] V-22 team recently delivered its 400th aircraft, a CV-22 for U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.

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Jun
05
2020

Montenegro Air Force Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 505s

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s. These new aircraft will be used to train the Montenegrin military pilots. The agreement also provides that Bell will provide training for three pilots in France and eight technicians at its Bell Training Academy in Fort Worth, TX. The helicopters will be delivered out of our Bell-owned service center in Prague.

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Jun
01
2020

Bell Boeing MV-22 Saves Airman’s Life in Operation Odyssey Dawn

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In March 2011, in partnership with various national military units, the U.S. Armed forces embarked on Operation Odyssey Dawn – a joint international operation in Libya. On the third day, a U.S. Air Force fighter jet pilot, Maj. Kenneth Harney, was forced to eject out of his failing aircraft, landing in hostile territory. A fast rescue was imperative to continue the operation, avoid any strategic setbacks and save the Airman’s life. Because of the time constraints and gravity of the situation, the fastest aircraft – the Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey – was selected for deployment.

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May
18
2020

Vintage Bell: The Bell X-22 Aircraft

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In the 1960s, when the U.S. Navy decided to expand its advanced technology portfolio to include dynamic, VTOL aircraft, they consulted with a world-renowned company that was currently exploring this innovation – Bell Aerospace.

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May
07
2020

Bell Training Academy Continues to Complete Customer Training in Challenging Environment

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Even with limited travel options, the Bell Training Academy remains open and training customers. Barring any travel restrictions by the U.S. State Department on entry into the country, our pilots and instructors continue to offer hands-on flight and maintenance courses that enrich our customers knowledge of flight. To adapt to the current environment, our dedicated team has taken numerous proactive measures to ensure our training areas and devices are fully sterilized daily while also practicing safe distancing.

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May
06
2020

Bell Proud to Stay on Mission During COVID-19

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See how we're keeping employees safe and our customers flying during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr
30
2020

Bell Textron Canada Develops Crew Barrier for Customers

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Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) is proud to work with the Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to further protect servicemen and women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr
27
2020

Bell’s Journey to Pioneer an Eco-Friendly World

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Ensuring comfortable and peaceful commutes for passengers. Delivering thrilling new experiences that can save time, reduce cost and make life a little easier. This is the future Bell is focused on providing consumers. But what will it do for the planet?

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Apr
27
2020

The H-1 Family: A Common Link

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Separately, both the Bell UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1Z Viper offer the warfighters a competitive edge. Both are rugged, reliable platforms that serve as key assets to attack, special operations and search and rescue missions. Together, they form an unparalleled team.

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Apr
27
2020

Bell’s Technology and Innovation Team Has a New Leader

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At Bell, the Technology and Innovation team is responsible for creating and maturing the latest technologies and concepts to advance Bell’s commercial and military businesses. Their mission is to radically innovate technologies toward novel and coveted vertical lift experiences. And now, we have a new leader.

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Apr
13
2020

Vertical Lift Views

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Change up your surroundings with these breathtaking views. Whether you’re in a virtual meeting or just need a good digital background to take you away, get the full Bell experience. Today, fly with Bell all over the globe. From the Himalayas to the Rocky Mountains or the cities of Shanghai to the beaches of Australia, Bell's commercial aircraft perform missions all over the world – and look great while doing it.

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Apr
06
2020

Watch the U.S. Marine Corps' Bell AH-1Z in Action

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The Bell AH-1Z Viper continues to showcase its maneuverability, whether in a maritime environment or onshore. A few months ago, the U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the power of this attack helicopter through exercise "Viper Storm."

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Apr
06
2020

Bell Chemical Lab Produces Hand Sanitizer for Employees

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As many manufacturers start finding new health safety solutions or aiding employees using resources on hand, Bell is no exception. When the nation began experiencing a shortage of hand sanitizer, our Bell Engineering Labs team decided to take matters into their own hands. Working with our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team, they were able to follow the World Heath Organization’s formula and produce hand sanitizer using compounds in the lab while the EHS team procured materials and organized distribution.

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Mar
30
2020

Bell Aircraft in Action Coloring Book

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Want to add a little bit of color - and vertical lift - to your daily routine? With our Bell Aircraft in Action Coloring Book, go on a police surveillance flight, land on an aircraft carrier and save lives all while sitting at home. Through action images waiting to be filled with color, discover the many dynamic missions our Bell aircraft tackle each day. If you're an artist, a future aviator or you're simply running out of home activities, download our Bell Coloring Book by clicking the link below and let your imagination take flight!

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Mar
30
2020

BELL 360 INVICTUS CHOSEN TO CONTINUE IN U.S. ARMY’S NEW SCOUT ROTORCRAFT COMPETITION

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected to continue its work on the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. As part of the selection, Bell is designing, manufacturing, and testing the Bell 360 Invictus, a prototype rotorcraft designed to provide improved lethality, survivability, and extended reach for Army Aviation. This selection follows almost a full year of design and risk-reduction work by the Bell team as part of the initial contract phase.

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Mar
16
2020

Bell V-280 Valor Team Selected to Continue in Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Competition

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Fort Worth, Texas (March 16, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected as a project agreement holder for the competitive demonstration and risk reduction (CD&RR) effort as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. Under the agreement Bell will deliver a refined V-280 Valor design, with supporting technical documentation, that builds on the data captured during the more than two years and 170 hours of flight testing under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMR TD) program to inform the FLRAA program of record.

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Mar
02
2020

Robb Report Names Bell Nexus the Best VTOL Vehicle of 2019

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Each year at CES, the Bell Nexus continues to impress global consumers as the innovative electric vertical takeoff and lift(eVTOL) vehicle that will alleviate traffic congestion and solve common transportation woes. In 2019, the aircraft made its debut, capturing enough attention to be named one of the eight best aircraft of 2019 by the Robb Report.

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Feb
12
2020

Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

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MONTREAL, February 12, 2020 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Bell 212, 412, 427 and 429 helicopter customers now benefit from a single point of contact to learn about and enroll in aircraft and engine maintenance plans. When enrolling an aircraft into Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), customers will also have the option to sign up for a Pratt & Whitney Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) for their engine maintenance needs.

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Feb
10
2020

Bell Boeing Host First Reveal Ceremony for CMV-22B Osprey

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AMARILLO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2020) – The Navy has received the first CMV-22B Osprey built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA]. The latest variant brings proven tiltrotor capabilities designed specifically for carrier fleet operations.

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Feb
05
2020

Bell in the Balkans

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Bell is dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences and providing safe and reliable aircraft to its customers. Bell’s aircraft versatility and new technologies are essential for a variety of missions, especially parapublic operations. We are seeing major opportunities to grow and continue our helicopter operations in Europe.

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