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Apr
13
2021

Bell Signs Teaming Agreements with Suppliers in Germany

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Fort Worth, TX (April 13, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed teaming agreements with German suppliers to support Bell’s industrial participation efforts in Germany. As part of the collaboration, Bell will compete for the upcoming tender for the renewal of the helicopter fleet for the Bundespolizei and will offer the Bell 525.

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Apr
06
2021

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ugandan Aviation Company

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Fort Worth, TX (Apr. 6, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter equipped with the Med-Pac Inc. LLC Emergency Medical Services Lite Interior to BAR Aviation. This marks the first Bell 505 in Uganda and the first Bell 505 designed to complete medical evacuation (medevac) missions in Africa.

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Tags: Bar Aviation Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron Med-Pac Textron Uganda
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Apr
05
2021

BELL AND U.S. ARMY ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT OF V-280 VALOR AND AVIATION MODERNIZATION

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and the U.S. Army have agreed to terms on the execution of the second phase of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) contract that was awarded in March 2020 for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. This new contract is an important milestone and testament to the continued momentum for Army modernization. Bell’s flight-proven V-280 Valor design advances from an aircraft with transformational speed and survivability towards a low-risk weapons system ready to support joint combined arms and maneuver operations around the world.

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Mar
26
2021

Bell Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Manufacturing Technology Center

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Fort Worth, TX (March 26, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, celebrated the start of operations at the state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) with a small gathering and ribbon cutting ceremony. Bell leaders and employees as well as local North Texas community leaders, including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, were in attendance. This event marks the next milestone in the center’s development before its grand opening, targeted for this summer.

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Mar
26
2021

Chip Mong Group Purchases First Bell 429 Helicopter in Cambodia

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the sale of one Bell 429 helicopter to Cambodia’s Chip Mong Group Co., Ltd. It is the first Bell 429 sale in Cambodia.

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Mar
25
2021

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Soars Past 600,000 Fleet Flight-hours

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ARLINGTON, Virginia – The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has logged more than 600,000 flight-hours, providing continuous customer support to maintain mission readiness and transport critical cargo and personnel.

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Mar
24
2021

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

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Fort Worth, TX (24 March 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft. Bell will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation.

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Tags: Avfuel Bell Bell Training Academy SAF Sustainable Aviation Fuel Textron
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Feb
15
2021

TVA selects GPMS’s Foresight MX Helicopter Health Monitoring System for its Bell 407GXis and New MD530 and Bell 429 Aircraft

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has selected GPMS’ Foresight MX Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System, to provide service on current Bell 407GXi aircraft as well as on planned fleet additions, including an MD530 and Bell 429.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407 Gxi Bell 429 Foresight MX health monitoring system GPMS MD530 Tennessee Valley Authority
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Feb
08
2021

Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force

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Fort Worth, TX (8 February 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for six Bell 505 aircraft to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The newly acquired Bell 505s will be configured to support Public Safety missions in country and be used by the Force’s Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) to train international rotorcraft pilots.

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Feb
04
2021

Bell Delivers the First Bell 505 NXi to Europe

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​Fort Worth, TX (Feb. 4, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility.

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Feb
01
2021

HILLWOOD AND BELL DEMONSTRATE POINT-TO-POINT | AUTONOMOUS PACKAGE DELIVERY AT MOBILITY INNOVATION ZONE

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 1, 2021) - Hillwood and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, demonstrated a point-to-point unmanned aircraft system (UAS) package delivery in North Texas at the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone. The Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) flew across the Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), and delivered a package to a landing area, demonstrating its future commercial capabilities.

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Jan
13
2021

Bell Certifies New Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Device

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​Fort Worth, TX (January 13, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Installation of QuantiFLYTM, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and fully automatic flight data monitoring (FDM) solution currently available for the Bell 407GXi and Bell 429. Bell developed QuantiFLYTM with Appareo and FDM analytics to enable operators to affordably use the data from QuantiFLYTM to be actionable and drive safety.

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Jan
11
2021

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 505 to the Fort Worth Police Department. Bell executives and city officials celebrated this delivery at the police department’s hangar at Meacham Airport to mark a 70-year relationship between Bell and Fort Worth. 

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Dec
21
2020

BELL’S PROGRAM EXECUTION BUILDS CONFIDENCE IN V-280 VALOR FOR U.S. ARMY FUTURE LONG-RANGE ASSAULT AIRCRAFT COMPETITION

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Team Valor celebrated the three-year anniversary of the V-280 Valor’s first flight. Since that first flight, the V-280 team has executed a rigorous flight test program flying 200 hours through over 150 individual test flights. The test program was designed to demonstrate Bell-defined key performance parameters to showcase advanced capability, reduce risk, and inform requirements for the Army’s future vertical lift (FVL) initiative on a clean sheet aircraft design. Bell and Team Valor have systematically decreased risk for the Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) initiative using data-driven preparation, transparency, and collaboration with the Army, and a dynamic approach to deliver evidence of exceptional performance to inform a program of record.

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Dec
16
2020

Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport Carries 110 lbs. of Payload

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On Dec. 9, the Autonomous Pod Transport flew with 110 lbs. of payload over an 8-mile route at Bell’s testing site near Fort Worth, Texas.

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Dec
03
2020

Bell Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque Demonstrator Wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New in Aerospace” Award

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Fort Worth, Texas (December 3, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Popular Science recognized Bell’s Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque (EDAT) innovation as the winner of its “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category for 2020. This marks the third consecutive year Bell has won Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category. Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 was awarded in 2019 and the Bell V-280 Valor Joint Multi Role technology demonstrator won in 2018. This continued recognition demonstrates Bell’s determined effort to pursue innovative solutions to push the boundaries of vertical lift.

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Dec
02
2020

Bell Opens Global Commercial Business Center

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​Fort Worth, TX (December 1, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the opening of the Bell Commercial Business Center (CBC). The new facility will be located at 4151 Amon Carter Boulevard, a former American Airlines building approximately seven miles away from both Bell’s Headquarters and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Nov
30
2020

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 25, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service.

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Oct
01
2020

Bell Expands Global Footprint in Germany

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 1, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it will be adding Intercopter GmbH to its Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) network. Intercopter is located in Taufkirchen, Germany near Munich.

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Oct
01
2020

Bell APT 70 Successfully Completes NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization Activity

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​Fort Worth, Texas  – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the successful flight of the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA. Bell was selected to participate in NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) activity in 2018, which includes multiple flight demonstrations focusing on different types of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and their flight environments.

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Sep
23
2020

Bell Announces Collaboration Agreement for New Bell 429 Law Enforcement Demonstrator in Germany

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Fort Worth, TX (September 23, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the globe.

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Sep
22
2020

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Records 50,000 Global Fleet Flight Hours

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Fort Worth, TX  – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X program has accumulated more than 50,000 flight hours. More than 260 Bell 505s are operating a variety of missions across six continents and 55 countries.

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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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