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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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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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 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 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
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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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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May
28
2024

Bell Awarded Funding for Phase 1B of DARPA Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane Program

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Fort Worth, TX (May 28, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been down-selected for Phase 1B of 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. In Phase 1A, Bell executed conceptual design review and will move into preliminary design efforts for the SPRINT X-plane.

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Jun
13
2024

Japan Coast Guard Signs for Two Additional SUBARU Bell 412EPX Helicopters

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Tokyo, Japan (June 12, 2024) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that Subaru Corporation has signed a contract for two additional SUBARU BELL 412 EPX helicopters with the Japan Coast Guard.

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Jul
22
2024

EnB AIR TO PURCHASE ITS FIRST BELL 505 HELICOPTER IN SOUTH KOREA

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Farnborough Airshow (July 22, 2024) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced EnB AIR Co., Ltd.’s has signed an agreement for the purchase of a Bell 505 helicopter in South Korea. This marks the first Bell 505 helicopter sale to a commercial entity in South Korea, following the Republic of Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration selecting the Bell 505 as the new military helicopter trainer in 2022.

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