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May
07
2024

Bell Reveals Bell 429 Aircraft Laboratory for Future Autonomy Fly-by-Wire Operations

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Fort Worth, TX (May 7, 2024) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today revealed its Aircraft Laboratory for Future Autonomy (ALFA) based on the Bell 429 commercial aircraft. Developed by Bell's Advanced Programs team, ALFA is dedicated to performing flight maneuvers with an aircraft safety system and executing autonomous fly-by-wire flights. The fly-by-wire integration was a critical step in future development of autonomous controls for Bell’s commercial aircraft, an emerging technology that aims to reduce pilot workload and enhance safety.

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Apr
11
2024

Bell Mexico Delivers 800th Commercial Aircraft Cabin

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Santiago, Chile (April 11, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at FIDAE 2024 that Bell Mexico successfully delivered the 800th commercial aircraft cabin to Bell Canada Assembly Center for aircraft assembly. This news comes nearly a year after Bell Mexico celebrated its 15-year operational anniversary.

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Mar
27
2024

Louisiana State Police Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 407GXis

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Fort Worth, Texas (March 27, 2024) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 407GXis to Louisiana State Police. 

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Mar
26
2024

Bell Delivers Indonesia's First Designer Series Bell 429 Helicopter

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Singapore (March 25, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of Indonesia’s first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to SOTA Holdings Pte Ltd.

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Mar
25
2024

Bell Announces Certification for BasiX-Pro Glass Cockpit Retrofit Kit

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Fort Worth, TX (March 25, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the FAA certification for its Basix-Pro Glass Retrofit Kit for Bell 412EP models. The new glass cockpit retrofit kit benefits include reduced pilot workload, increased precision and improved situational awareness.

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Mar
12
2024

Japan's First Designer Series Bell 429 Helicopter Sold to Japan General Aviation Service Group

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Fort Worth, Texas (March 11, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for Japan’s first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to Japan General Aviation Service (JGAS). JGAS is a leading Japanese aerospace organization offering aircraft sales and aftermarket support services.

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Mar
11
2024

Bell Announces Weapon Systems Integration Lab

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Arlington, TX (March 11, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Grand Opening of its Weapon System’s Integration Lab (WSIL) in Arlington, TX. The state-of-the-art facility will aid in in the safe, rapid, and efficient integration and test of a next generation fly-by-wire tiltrotor and mission systems using a modular open systems approach (MOSA) for the United States Army’s Future Long- Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA). 

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Mar
05
2024

QuikTrip Corporation Signs Purchase Agreement for Second Bell 429

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Fort Worth, Texas (March 4, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced during HAI Heli Expo 2024 the signed purchase agreement to QuikTrip Corporation for their second Bell 429.

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Mar
01
2024

Bell Signs First Bell 525 Purchase Agreement with Equinor for 10 Aircraft

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Anaheim, CA (March 1, 2024) Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Equinor for the sale of 10 Bell 525 aircraft for North Sea offshore operations with deliveries expected to begin in 2026.

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Feb
29
2024

Bell Announces Delivery of a Bell 505 for Powerline and Pipeline Patrol

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Anaheim, California (February 29, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at HAI Heli Expo 2024 the successful delivery of a Bell 505 to Aerial Patrol. 

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Feb
28
2024

Bell Announces Bell 505 Dealership Agreement with Chinook Helicopters

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Anaheim,  CA (February 28, 2024) – Bell Textron, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today during HAI Heli-Expo that it has appointed Chinook Helicopters as an authorized Bell 505 dealership serving western Canada.

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Feb
28
2024

Bell and Leonardo Enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate cooperation opportunities in the tiltrotor technology domain

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Anaheim, CA (Feb. 28, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Leonardo S.p.A., have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate cooperation opportunities in the tiltrotor technology domain.

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Feb
28
2024

Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

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Anaheim, CA (Feb. 28, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting and parapublic missions globally and add to Bell’s total fleet of 500 Bell 429s worldwide. 

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Feb
28
2024

Bell Signs Customer Service Facility Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation

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Anaheim, CA (Feb. 27, 2024) Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation to establish its role as an authorized Bell Customer Service Facility (CSF) and provide service for Bell 212, Bell 412 and the SUBARU Bell 412EPX commercial aircraft. This new agreement further demonstrates both organizations’ dedication to providing exceptional customer support and showcasing Bell’s aircraft to customers in the Middle East region.

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Feb
27
2024

Bell Delivers SUBARU Bell 412EPXs to Two Southern California County Sheriff’s Departments

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Anaheim, California (February 27, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful deliveries of three SUBARU Bell 412EPXs, two to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and one to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, during HAI Heli Expo 2024.

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Tags: Bell Bell 412EPX Bell Textron Heli Expo San Bernardino County Sheriff Subaru Textron
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Feb
27
2024

Bell 505 Receives Multiple Certifications for Aircraft Features

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Ahead of HAI Heli-Expo 2024, Bell shared that Garmin’s GFC™ 600H flight control system on the Bell 505 has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In addition to EASA approval, GFC 600H for Bell 505 has previously received FAA and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval. Bell has delivered more than 505 Bell 505s globally and recently announced a signed purchase agreement for a 505 to a Polish customer. The GFC 600H will also be available for viewing in Bell 505, showcased in Bell’s booth at HAI Heli-Expo 2024.

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Feb
22
2024

Meghna Aviation and Ginger Aviation Each Take Delivery of Bangladesh and Taiwan's First Commercial Bell 407GXi

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Singapore (February 20, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced that Meghna Aviation and Ginger Aviation have each taken delivery of a Bell 407GXi, making them the first commercial operators of the Bell 407GXi in Bangladesh and Taiwan respectively.

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Feb
22
2024

Sky Yard Aviation Corporation Philippines Purchases Customized Bell 429 Helicopter

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Singapore Airshow (February 20, 2024) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a highly customized Bell 429 helicopter to Sky Yard Aviation Corporation in the Philippines. The delivery of this aircraft, completed at the end of 2023, brings the total number of Bell 429 helicopters operating in the Philippines to twelve.

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Feb
21
2024

Bell Showcases Designer Series Bell 429 Helicopter for the First Time in Southeast Asia at Singapore Airshow 2024

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Singapore (February 20, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, will showcase the Designer Series Bell 429 commercial helicopter for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Singapore Airshow 2024.

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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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