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May
18
2022

REPUBLIC OF KOREA SELECTS BELL 505 AS ITS NEW MILITARY HELICOPTER TRAINER

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Singapore – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the selection of the Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots.

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Apr
26
2022

Bell Adds SNC to Team Invictus for Work on Advanced Mission Systems

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Fort Worth, Texas (April 26, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company. As part of the collaboration, SNC has agreed to join Team Invictus as the mission systems integrator for FARA Increment 1.

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Mar
29
2022

Bell Announces Delivery of Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department

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Fort Worth, TX (29 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bell completed this delivery to OPD in February and the aircraft is now in operation by the Air Support Unit.

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Mar
28
2022

HelicoStore Adds Additional Bell 505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

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Fort Worth, TX (28 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by HelicoStore for a Bell 505. The aircraft will be used to support corporate transportation needs in Canada.

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Mar
23
2022

Ugandan Aviation Company Signs for a Bell 412EPi

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Dallas, TX (March 23, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with BAR Aviation for a Bell 412EPi to support 24/7 medical evacuation missions and the new development of oil and gas projects in Uganda.

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Mar
19
2022

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST BELL 429 WHEELED LANDING GEAR HELICOPTER DELIVERED TO ALTO GROUP

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Fort Worth, TX (March 17, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 in a wheeled landing gear (WLG) configuration to Australia’s Alto Group. This would be the first Bell 429 WLG helicopter in Australia and Alto Group’s third Bell helicopter.

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Mar
15
2022

BESTFLY Signs Purchase Agreement for First Bell 505 Sale in West Africa

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Dallas, TX (March 15, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 505 to BESTFLY, an Angolan aviation company, with the intent to purchase a second 505 within six months. This is the first 505 sale in Angola and West Africa. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered October 2022 and the second aircraft expected delivery date is October 2023. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around the country.

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Mar
11
2022

AUSTRALIA’S NAUTILUS AVIATION ADDS FIVE BELL 407GXi HELICOPTERS

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Fort Worth, TX (March 11, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of five Bell 407GXi helicopters to Nautilus Aviation in Australia.  

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Mar
11
2022

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the Bell 429

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Dallas, TX (March 10, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced a new Designer Series interior for the Bell 429. The Bell 429 complete with the new interior debuted at HAI’s Heli-Expo.

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Mar
09
2022

Salt River Project Adds SUBARU BELL 412EPX

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Dallas, TX (9 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at Heli-Expo 2022 the signed purchase agreement by Salt River Project (SRP) for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. Salt River Project performs critical missions providing water and electricity to the greater Phoenix area.

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Mar
09
2022

SMARTTECH Signs Purchase Agreement for One Bell 407GXi

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Dallas, TX (March 9, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Mr. David Lukes, CEO of SMARTTECH based in Prague, Czech Republic signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi. The expected delivery is August 2022 out of Mirabel, Canada.

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Mar
09
2022

Safran and Bell to collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel initiative for Bell 505

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9 March 2022, Heli-Expo, Dallas - Safran Helicopter Engines  and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a collaboration intitiative to explore technical performance and economic impacts of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the Arrius 2R-powered Bell 505. A single, dedicated Bell 505 aircraft will conduct flights solely with the use of blended SAF. Both Bell and Safran Helicopter Engines will evaluate engine and aircraft performance data to better assess the collateral benefits associated with the incorporation of SAF, a significant tool being used to reach industry carbon reduction objectives.

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Mar
08
2022

Bell Increases Presence in Switzerland with Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft

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Dallas, TX (8 March, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the purchase agreements for three aircraft to customers in Switzerland.

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Mar
08
2022

Bell Completes Delivery of Bell 505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

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Dallas, TX ( 8 March, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the delivery of a Bell 505 to Beach Mosquito Control District (BMCD). Located in Panama City Beach, FL, the organization will leverage aerial support from the Bell 505 to administer insect-repellant spray and maintain a high-quality environment for its residents.   

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Mar
08
2022

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Selects SUBARU Bell 412EPX

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Dallas, TX (8 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by Ventura County California’s Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit for the first public safety configured SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopter in North America. The new aircraft will be used for law enforcement, search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services (EMS) and fire suppression.

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Feb
24
2022

BELL BEGINS PRODUCTION ON CZECH REPUBLIC AH-1Z

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AMARILLO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has started production of the first AH-1Z Viper for the Czech Republic at  Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The production of the Viper joins UH-1Y production as part of the Czech Republic Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of mixed fleet aircraft.

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Feb
14
2022

AD-DIN FOUNDATION PURCHASES FIRST TWO BELL 505 HELICOPTERS IN BANGLADESH

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Singapore (February 14, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of the first two Bell 505 helicopters in Bangladesh to Ad-din Foundation, a private nonprofit organization serving underprivileged people in Bangladesh.

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Feb
09
2022

Bell 505 Global Fleet Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours

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Fort Worth, TX (9 Feb. 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Bell 505 achieved 100,000 global fleet hours. Since the first Bell 505 customer delivery in 2017, Bell has completed more than 360 Bell 505 global deliveries, enabling successful missions with the world’s most advanced short light single aircraft.

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Feb
02
2022

Bell Completes Successful Demonstration for NASA SIO Extension in Collaboration with Hillwood and Northwest ISD

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Fort Worth, Texas (Feb. 2, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Autonomous Pod Transport’s (APT) successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) flight, fulfilling an extension for its NASA Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) project. The APT DAA demonstration showcased the aircraft’s ground radar system integration and its capabilities when navigating airspace traffic and requirements, a critical component needed for future Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles.

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Jan
26
2022

BELL BOEING IMPROVE MAINTAINABILITY OF V-22

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AMARILLO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2022) – Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has completed the first Nacelle Improvements Modification on an Air Force CV-22 Osprey. The aircraft is part of an ongoing upgrade by Bell and Boeing (NYSE: BA) to improve the wiring components within the nacelles and to change the structure in order to improve maintainability. The Osprey returned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base on Dec. 13, 2021.

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Dec
22
2021

BELL DELIVERS HUEY II TO BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia–Herzegovina  – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of four Bell Huey II aircraft to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) on Dec. 4. The aircraft are part of an Foreign Military Sale signed in December 2019.

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Dec
14
2021

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

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PRAGUE  - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force.

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Nov
18
2021

Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia

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Cologne, Germany (18 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague Service center. The corporate-configured Bell 505 will be equipped with the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and used for corporate and private transportation.

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Nov
17
2021

Bell 407GXi Gains Momentum in European Region with Multiple Purchase Agreements

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Cologne, Germany (17 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at European Rotors purchase agreements for five aircraft to customers in Ukraine.

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Nov
17
2021

German Flight School Adds Bell 505 to its Training Fleet

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​Cologne, Germany (Nov. 17, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today, kayfly, a German flight school, signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505. It will use the aircraft along with its two Bell 206s to train aspiring helicopter pilots.

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Nov
16
2021

Bell 525 Completes First Flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Fort Worth, TX (November 16, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 525 Relentless completed its first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in summer 2021. Bell first incorporated SAF in its training and demonstration fleet in March 2021.

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Nov
15
2021

Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard Announce Delivery of Final Bell Helicopter

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Today, Bell Textron Canada, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the delivery of a new Bell 429 helicopter to the Coast Guard at Bell’s Mirabel facility. The delivery, which occurred on September 15, marks an important milestone for both Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. For Bell, it represents the 400th Bell 429 helicopter delivered, and for the Coast Guard, the completion of its light helicopter renewal program launched in 2014.

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Nov
11
2021

Bell Training Academy Named Approved Training School for Veteran Pilots

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Fort Worth, TX (11 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Bell Training Academy has expanded its flight school offerings that are approved by the Veteran’s Affairs office for reimbursement of pilot training. As a part of the VA’s Education and Training assistance, veterans who meet the GI Bill’s qualifications can apply for course reimbursement and potentially have all or a portion of their training costs covered at Bell’s global premier flight training facility.

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Nov
02
2021

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Six Bell 407GXi Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Aircraft

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Fort Worth, TX (2 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for six Bell 407GXi aircraft to GMR with delivery expected to be complete by 2023 and an option by Global Medical Response to purchase up to nine additional aircraft by the end of 2024 to expand HEMS operations in North America.

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Nov
01
2021

Bell and Arrow Aviation Announce Agreement to Sell Emergency Medical Kits for Bell 505

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​Fort Worth, TX (1 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today an agreement with Arrow Aviation to sell the HELIFAB Emergency Medical Kit configuration for the Bell 505. In addition, Arrow Aviation also signed a purchase agreement for their fourth Bell 505.  

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