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Oct
24
2021

BELL COMPLETES FIRST BAHRAIN AH-1Z VIPER

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AMARILLO, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated the completion of the first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain on Sept. 30. Bell delivered the first of 12 production aircraft to Naval Air Systems Command as part of the 2019 foreign military sales (FMS) contract. Foreign military sales of the AH-1Z bring the advanced, dedicated capabilities of the aircraft directly to international operators and help increase interoperability and amplify effectiveness of allied forces. The helicopter will be prepared for shipment to Bahrain with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) before being transported to Bahrain in 2022.

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Oct
20
2021

Universal Helicopter International Named First Bell 505 Dealer in United States

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 20, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Universal Helicopter (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with Authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. Bell’s dealership network creates a complete experience from aircraft purchasing to operator training for current and future Bell 505 customers.

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Oct
12
2021

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Aviation Support Division

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​Fort Worth, TX (12 Oct. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed Bell 505 purchase agreement by the Nebraska State Patrol. The Bell 505 will join a Bell 407 to aid in daily public safety missions including search and rescue, surveillance, photography, criminal pursuits and apprehension, as well as natural disaster response.

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Oct
08
2021

Bell Textron Canada Launches MRO Capability

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Mirabel, Canada - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service in its Mirabel, Canada facility.

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Sep
30
2021

Bell Textron Canada Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence in Canada

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Mirabel, Qc  – Bell Textron Canada Ltd., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is proud to celebrate 35 years of operations in Mirabel, Qc, Canada. Founded in 1986, the global Centre of Excellence is home to civil and commercial aircraft manufacturing, assembly, flight testing and customer delivery.

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Sep
21
2021

Bell to Showcase Nexus Air Taxi and Iconic Innovations at Smithsonian “FUTURES” Exhibition

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Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell Nexus Air Taxi will be on display in the new Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (AIB) “FUTURES” exhibit coming this fall. The Bell Nexus Air Taxi, which made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, is Bell’s futuristic electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) concept vehicle designed to move people, goods or data to revolutionize mobility.

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Sep
20
2021

Bell Celebrates Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway

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Stavanger, Norway (Sept. 20, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue (SAR), and military operations.

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Sep
15
2021

BELL COMPLETES 100TH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME DELIVERY OF AH-1Z TO U.S. MARINES

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AMARILLO, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has successfully completed its 100th consecutive on-time delivery of the AH-1Z aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps, which began nearly four years ago. Bell accomplished this milestone through tight coordination with its manufacturing and assembly facilities, UAW 218, numerous suppliers, and government partners. The H-1 series consists of the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom, which provide light attack and utility helicopter support to the Marines while maintaining a small logistical footprint through the 85% commonality between the airframes.

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Aug
12
2021

BELL 360 INVICTUS BUILD MAKES SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS FOR ARMY’S FARA PROTOTYPE COMPETITION

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 11, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has released new data on the build and testing for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype. The Bell 360 program is rapidly progressing through manufacturing, assembly, components testing, and systems integration work for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. The team has completed multiple design and risk reviews with the Army and is on schedule for all program requirements. The Bell 360, a low-risk, high-speed platform with proven technology and inherently reliable designs, will deliver soldiers transformational operational capabilities at an affordable cost.

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Aug
02
2021

Bell Unveils New High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing Design Concepts for Military Application

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 2, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the unveiling of design concepts for new aircraft systems for military applications which would use Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology as the company continues its innovation of next generation vertical lift aircraft. HSVTOL technology blends the hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range and survivability features of a fighter aircraft.

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Jul
20
2021

BELL EXPANDS SERVICE NETWORK IN AUSTRALIA BY APPOINTING RBI HAWKER AUSTRALIA AS A BELL CUSTOMER SERVICE FACILITY

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Fort Worth, Texas (July 20, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that RBI Hawker Australia has been appointed a Bell Customer Service Facility in Australia, becoming the fifth Bell Customer Service Facility in country.

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Jul
12
2021

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ethiopia

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​Fort Worth, TX (July 12, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to W.A. Oil Factory and Distribution PLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its first corporate customer in the country. With this latest acquisition, there are almost 30 Bell 505s in operation across six countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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Jul
07
2021

BELL ANNOUNCES FVL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION LAB FACILITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OF ARLINGTON, TX

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today plans for a Systems Integration Lab (SIL) facility at the Bell Flight Research Center (FRC) in Arlington, TX. This state-of-the-art facility will support testing and verification for both the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programs, each with their own dedicated footprint. Bell anticipates starting construction in the coming weeks.

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Jun
28
2021

Following Historic Development and Flight Test Program Bell V-280 Valor Focuses on FLRAA Competition

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company is advancing Bell’s flight-proven V-280 Valor program to meet requirements for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program of record.  The competition is expected to begin with the Army releasing a Request for Proposals this summer. The optimized design for a fleet of next-generation tiltrotors builds on the exemplary flight-test results and programmatic execution during the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program and Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) efforts.

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Apr
15
2021

First Two Bell 407GXi Helicopters Delivered in Japan

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Tokyo, Japan (April 15, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, recently delivered two Bell 407GXi helicopters to Shin-Nihon Helicopters in Japan. With this delivery, Shin-Nihon Helicopters becomes the first Japanese company to purchase and operate the 407GXi aircraft.

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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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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
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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Oct
22
2020

Bell Delivers Three Bell 407 GXis to Polish National Police

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 22, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland.

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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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