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Sep
18
2020

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

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Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 18, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent.

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Sep
16
2020

Bell Delivers Montenegro Air Force’s First Bell 505

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Montenegro Air Force accepted its first Bell 505. The technical acceptance occurred in July at Bell Prague. The delivery happened today in Montenegro and was accepted by Montenegro Air Force’s Minister of Defence, Predrag Bošković. The second aircraft is expected to be delivered January 2021.

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Sep
15
2020

First Bell Authorized Maintenance Center Added in Denmark

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Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 15, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it will be adding its first Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Denmark and the second AMC in Europe. Air Service International A/S is located in Billund, Denmark and the new facility will provide maintenance for the Bell 206A/B, 206L and 505.

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Sep
14
2020

Bell Adds Its First European Authorized Maintenance Center to its Support Network

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Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 14, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its first ever Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Europe. The new AMC will provide maintenance for the Bell 505 and Bell 407 and is located near downtown Warsaw in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland.

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Aug
10
2020

Bell Unveils New Manufacturing Technology Center

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 10, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. The MTC is an innovative proving ground where Bell will test and refine technologies and processes—demonstrating manufacturing readiness and ability to successfully build and support Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft. The facility provides capabilities that span all of Bell’s core manufacturing of rotor and drive systems, critical infrastructure and final assembly.

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Jul
27
2020

Bell 505 Receives Type Acceptance in Tanzania

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Fort Worth, TX (July 27, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 505 has been accepted by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for airworthiness certification in the United Republic of Tanzania, making it the sixth country in Africa to certify the aircraft.

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Jul
20
2020

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport Completes Beyond Visual Line of Sight Flight

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In the race to provide viable, aerial solutions to move goods and information, Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) surpassed a significant step in this journey: beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight. Delivering goods and information to critical – sometimes inaccessible – locations calls for an aircraft that can fly autonomously, over long distances and land vertically. At the beginning of the year, Bell’s APT proved that it can handle this type of flight through its first BVLOS flight carrying 60lbs of payload at a testing site in Oklahoma.

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Jul
17
2020

BELL EXPANDED GLOBAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES NETWORK

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Zhenjiang, China (15 July 2020) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is strengthening its customer service and support offerings with the acquisition of Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited to increase Bell’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in China. Previously appointed as an Authorized Maintenance Center, the acquired Zhenjiang Aerochine – now Zhenjiang Bell Textron Aviation Service Co. Ltd (Zhenjiang Bell) - was a wholly owned subsidiary of Aerochine Aviation Limited.

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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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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
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
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

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
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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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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Jan
29
2020

HALO-Flight Signs Purchase Agreement for IFR Configured Bell 407GXi

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Anaheim, CA (Jan. 29, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Halo Flight has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to add to its existing Bell aircraft fleet.

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Jan
29
2020

Bell Lands Leon County Sheriff’s Office as First East Coast Bell 505 Public Safety Operator

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Anaheim, Calif. (29 January 2020)– Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed a purchase agreement with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, Fla., for a public safety-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Jan
29
2020

ABLE AEROSPACE DOUBLES IN-HOUSE MACHINING DEPARTMENT CAPACITY

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MESA, Arizona (Jan. 29, 2020) – Leading component repair and overhaul provider Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, recently grew its business capabilities and doubled the bandwidth of its machining department by adding new equipment for large-scale part repair work.

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Jan
29
2020

Bell Appoints Centaurium Aviation as Independent Representative in Switzerland and Announces Purchase Agreement for Three Bell 505 Aircraft

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HAI – Heli Expo Anaheim, CA (Jan. 29, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Centaurium Aviation as an Independent Representative (IR) for Switzerland. Additionally, Centaurium agreed to purchase three Bell 505 aircraft with the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) Premier Plan. Two of those aircraft will be operated by Mountainflyers for mountain pilot training and aerial photography. The other Bell 505 will be operated by Centaurium as a demonstrator for the Swiss market.

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Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces Tennessee Valley Authority Will Add Four Bell Aircraft to Existing Fleet

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Anaheim, Calif. (28 January 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will add four Bell aircraft including two Bell 429 and the first two IFR configured Bell 407GXi aircraft to their fleet, bringing their total to six Bell aircraft.

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Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit to Receive the First Bell Manufactured Public Safety Configured Bell 505

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Anaheim, Calif. (28 January 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit for a public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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