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Feb
20
2024

Bell 505 Maintains Strong Sales Momentum Across Southeast Asia with New Purchase Agreements from Customers in Three Countries

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Singapore (February 20, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, continues to see robust sales of its Bell 505 helicopter across the Asia Pacific region. The latest contracts signed with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines demonstrate the ongoing demand.

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Feb
12
2024

Bell Introduces Danny Maldonado as Chief Commercial Officer of Commercial Business Sales

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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Danny Maldonado as its Chief Commercial Officer. Danny is responsible for all of Bell’s global commercial aircraft sales, aftermarket solutions and customer service, and the Bell Training Academy. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial Corporation for nine years before returning to Bell.

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Feb
08
2024

Bell Demonstrates High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) Technology at Holloman Air Force Base

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Bell showcases High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) technology capabilities upon completion of testing efforts at Holloman Air Force Base. The team has utilized the Holloman High Speed Test Track to demonstrate the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.

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Nov
29
2023

Bell Announces Delivery of its Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

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Madrid, Spain (November 28, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at European Rotors 2023, the delivery of its third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt.

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Nov
29
2023

Bell Announces Signed Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft with JB Investments

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Madrid, Spain (29 November 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreements for two Bell 407GXis and one Bell 505 aircraft to be sold to JB Investments in Poland, to be used predominantly for private travel. The purchase of the three aircraft was celebrated with a signing ceremony at the Bell booth at European Rotors 2023 in Madrid, Spain.

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Nov
28
2023

Bell Training Academy in Valencia Annually Welcomes 200 Pilots from Around the World

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Madrid, Spain (28 November 2023) Every year, the Bell Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain welcomes around 200 Bell pilots to train using the class-leading facilities located there. At its center is the certified Bell 429 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which has so far accumulated 1,000 simulator hours in 2023 alone.

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Nov
27
2023

Bell Selected for Phase 1A of DARPA Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane Program

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Fort Worth, TX (27 November 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected to compete for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane program. The SPRINT program intends to design, build, and fly an X-Plane, an experimental aircraft to demonstrate enabling technologies and integrated concepts necessary for a transformational combination of aircraft speed and runway independence for the next generation of air mobility platforms. Phase 1A includes conceptual design, culminating in a formal Conceptual Design Review.

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Nov
20
2023

Bell Celebrates 505th Bell 505 Delivery

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Mirabel, QC (Nov. 20, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the 505th Bell 505 aircraft to North America based operator, Austin Claborn. The aircraft will be configured for corporate transportation.

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Nov
16
2023

Royal Jordanian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Bell 505s

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Dubai, UAE (Nov. 16, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first five of 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The purchase agreement, signed on July 6, 2022, includes aircraft delivery complete with a flight training device and a comprehensive computer-based training package to support basic and advanced rotorcraft flight training at the King Hussein Air College in Mafraq, Jordan.

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Nov
15
2023

Bell Delivers First Bell 429 for Offshore Operations in Cameroon

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Dubai, UAE (Nov. 15, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited for a Bell 429, which will be utilized for offshore operations in Cameroon. This is the first Bell 429 to operate in the oil and gas market in West Africa.

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Nov
14
2023

First Three Bell 505 Helicopters Delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy

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Singapore (November 13, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has completed the delivery of the first three Bell 505 helicopters to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), putting into motion a contract that is expected to see up to 40 Bell 505 helicopters built and delivered by 2025.

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Nov
09
2023

Bell Introduces Jacinto Monge as Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe

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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Jacinto Monge as the Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe. Previously, Jacinto served as the Managing Director for Bell, Asia-Pacific, and as the Representative Director for Bell in Japan, where he led Bell’s commercial business in China, Japan, Korea, India, South East Asia, and the Pacific, playing an essential role in the significant growth of Bell’s business in the region, where the company expended its sales and customer service footprint, adding 326 orders and 281 deliveries during his tenure. He facilitated key regional sales including the agreements with Shaanxi Helicopter Company for 100 Bell 407s and Reignwood Aviation for 110 Bell 505s, the Republic of Korea acquisition of 40 Bell 505s for military training, the Queensland Police Service purchase agreement for three Bell 429s, and the acquisitions of the Subaru Bell 412 by Tokyo Metropolitan Police and regional Fire Fighting and Disaster Relief departments. 

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Nov
01
2023

Delaware State Police Department Honors 100-Year Anniversary with Bell 429 Purchase Agreement

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 1, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Delaware State Police (DSP). In addition to law enforcement operations, the Bell 429 will also aid in the completion of emergency medical services and search-and-rescue operations.

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Oct
31
2023

Life Flight Network Grows Air Ambulance Fleet

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 31, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical program in the country, has added two additional Bell 407GXi helicopters and plans to accept delivery of an additional Bell 429 in December. With 22 Bell aircraft, Life Flight Network is the largest air medical operator of Bell helicopters in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.

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Oct
24
2023

Bell Receives T901 Improved Turbine Engine for Bell 360 Invictus

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 24, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Army has officially delivered GE Aerospace’s T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell for its submission for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. With the engine’s arrival, Bell is prepared to complete the build for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype and move forward to the next stages of the FARA competition.

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Oct
23
2023

Aviation Specialties Unlimited awarded EASA STCs for Bell 429

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(BOISE, IDAHO 10/23/23) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 26 years, received notification from EASA that ASU has obtained an STC  for the Bell 429.

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Sep
14
2023

Bell Begins HSVTOL Risk Reduction Testing at Holloman Air Force Base

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HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. ( 13 September, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of a High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) test article to Holloman Air Force Base for demonstration and technology evaluation. The team will leverage the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Holloman High Speed Test Track to test the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.

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