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Certification Deferral for Bell 525 Relentless

Certification Deferral for Bell 525 Relentless

Last year Bell grounded its two 525 Relentless prototypes, after the fatal crash of their third prototype on July 6 that killed both test pilots. They have now confirmed that due to this, certification for the 525s have been delayed. The two prototypes have been under a US National Transportation Safety Board accident investigation since… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jan-17

Bell CEO Talks of Market Decline

Bell CEO Talks of Market Decline

A Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce ran on Tuesday, with CEO Mitch Snyder of Bell giving a talk on the decline of the commercial helicopter market. Snyder reports that the market decline has effected every rotorcraft company on a global scale. But although times are tough, he maintains that Bell is still developing new helicopters,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

Bell is happy to report that although five staff members were let go recently due to market flux, their Amarillo facility is still the “centre of excellence for military aircraft assembly.” They are currently producing 20 V-22 a year, with officials stating that they are good on budget and ahead of schedule. They had a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

Helitech 2016: ITT Shake Guru addresses Bell 525 and 505 flight

Helitech 2016: ITT Shake Guru addresses Bell 525 and 505 flight

To be frank Helitech 2016 has been a bit quiet – only four helicopters on display and well…there is only so much chalet coffee and biscuits you can manage in a day. However, this does give this commentator the opportunity to explore areas that are are bit “shaky”. A company that relies on passengers having… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 13-Oct-16

Bell 525 VIP interior proposed by Mecaer

Bell 525 VIP interior proposed by Mecaer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), an acclaimed designer and manufacturer of high-end cabin comfort systems, today unveiled the MAGnificent interior for the Bell 525 Relentless. As part of Bell Helicopter’s luxury helicopter line, this new innovative interior is designed with enhanced bespoke amenities for Bell 525 Relentless… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Oct-16

Bell takes 429, 407GX and 525 mockup to Monaco Yacht Show

Bell takes 429, 407GX and 525 mockup to Monaco Yacht Show

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will debut its much anticipated Bell 525 Relentless at the 26th annual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), September 28 through October 1. As the only helicopter company on the ground at the show, Bell Helicopter will also display the Bell 429 and the Bell 407GX, both part of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Sep-16

Bell 525 program on hold after fatal prototype accident

Bell 525 program on hold after fatal prototype accident

The Bell 525 Relentless program sadly suffered a fatal accident on a test flight yesterday, with two fatalaties.  The subject helicopter – the orange prototype seen in the image here – was on a flight out of Bell’s XworX facility near Arlington.  The accident happened near the town of Italy in Ellis County and not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jul-16

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell have announced that they will Helicopter will showcase the Bell 407GXP at Farnborough Air Show, which opens next Monday in the UK.  The aircraft was shown this last weekend at Heli UK Expo, and is pending delivery to Topflight Helicopters – an order announced earlier this year at the HAI Heli Expo in Louisville. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Hawk 8000lb hook picked for Bell 525

Hawk 8000lb hook picked for Bell 525

Drallim is pleased to announce that Bell Helicopters, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has selected the HAWK 8000lb Cargo Hook System for its Bell 525 Relentless The HAWK 8000lb keeperless hook is one of a new range of cargo hook products arising from the company’s three year modernisation programme. The hook has been based… Read more »

Source: Drallim, 27-Jun-16

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Bell moves 525 work to Lafayette to retain subsidies

Bell moves 525 work to Lafayette to retain subsidies

In an announcement yesterday, Bell has announced that the work for the cabin sub-assembly for the 525 Relentless will relocate from its planned location in Amarillo to the new plant being built at Lafayette, Louisiana.  At the same time they announced the 505 JetRanger X line will move to Mirabel in Canada. At the start… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-May-16

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HeliHub calls on Bell to apologize to Airbus Helicopters

HeliHub calls on Bell to apologize to Airbus Helicopters

Respected aviation media outlet Aviation International News has run a story quoting Bell saying that their new 525 Relentless helicopter, currently under development, is a “Super Puma replacement”.  Helihub.com has requested validation of the quote from Bell, but despite opening our email within one minute of sending it over four hours prior to us publishing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-May-16

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Third Bell 525 Relentless joins the flight test program

Third Bell 525 Relentless joins the flight test program

Bell has flown the third 525 Relentless in recent days, according to a posting they made on Facebook without any other marketing effort. The maiden flight was made at Bell’s plant in Amarillo, Texas, on Friday 22nd April, the location where the company also builds military models including the UH-1Y Yankee, AH-1Z Talon and the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Apr-16

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Guangxi Diwang Group signs for ten Bell 525s

Guangxi Diwang Group signs for ten Bell 525s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed letter of intent with Guangxi Diwang Group for 10 Bell 525 Relentless super-medium helicopters. Guangxi Diwang Group will use the Bell 525s for tourism and search-and-rescue missions. Guangxi Diwang Group is a Commercial Development and Real Estate Investor. “After learning more about the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Mar-16

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Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2016. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell Helicopter plans to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Feb-16

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Bell 525 flying with ITT Endine products

Bell 525 flying with ITT Endine products

ITT Corporation’s (NYSE: ITT) Enidine brand achieved a milestone with a key partner when its rotorcraft product offerings were featured on the first test flight of Bell Helicopter’s 525 Relentless. The innovative technology reduces noise and vibration, providing a more comfortable passenger ride and extending the lifespan of rotorcraft components. Enidine’s close collaboration with Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Dec-15

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Bell 525 program update – November 2015

Bell 525 program update – November 2015

Bell tells us that the orange “FTV1” prototype continues to conduct envelope expansion in various gross weight and center of gravity configurations. Testing has also included maximum continuous power (MCP) climbs for flow field assessment at high angle of attack. We have installed the main rotor gear box on the blue “FTV2” aircraft. The team… Read more »

15-Nov-15

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Strong Aviation signs LOI for one Bell 525

Strong Aviation signs LOI for one Bell 525

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signature of a letter of intent (LOI) with Strong Aviation for a Bell 525 Relentless super medium helicopter. Established in 1995, Strong Aviation is a private operator headquartered in Kuwait City. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport missions in the area. “We are… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Nov-15

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BGS Corporation signs LOI for two Bell 525s

BGS Corporation signs LOI for two Bell 525s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signature of a letter of intent (LOI) with BGS Corporation, a Bell Helicopter independent representative, for two Bell 525s. “The Bell 525 is unique in that it is designed to perform a diverse mission set more cost effectively than any aircraft available on the market… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Nov-15

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Bell takes 407, 429, 505 and 525 to Dubai

Bell takes 407, 429, 505 and 525 to Dubai

Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, Textron Aviation Inc. and Textron Systems, all businesses of Textron Inc.  (NYSE: TXT), have announced their plans for the fourteenth Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 8 -12. Subject matter experts from each business will be available at chalet #A43-45 to discuss a broad range of aerospace and defense capabilities. “As one of the… Read more »

Source: Textron, 06-Nov-15

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Bell 525 team pushes the envelope

Bell 525 team pushes the envelope

Bell’s monthly program update was uncharacteristically brief this time round. but continues to show they are expanding the flight envelope further.  Here’s what they had to say: The Bell 525 Relentless team reached another milestone this past week as part of the ongoing flight test activity and certification process by validating the predicted air speed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Nov-15

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Bell provides update on 525 Relentless program

Bell provides update on 525 Relentless program

FTV1 continues to perform various gross weight and center of gravity configurations as we expand the flight envelope. The pilots have activated the fly-by-wire augmentation system successfully and have conducted initial auto-rotation entry and recovery. FTV1 has accumulated over 46 hours of ground run and 27 hours of flight time, and continues to perform very… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Oct-15

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TenCate supplies compression molded parts for Bell 525

TenCate supplies compression molded parts for Bell 525

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced composite materials for aerospace and industrial applications, has begun production of compression molded parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program. On July 1st, this program achieved its first flight. At the current time, there are approximately a dozen parts per aircraft in applications ranging from access… Read more »

Source: TenCate, 03-Aug-15

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GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, on the recent successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. This is a key milestone in the test program to achieve FAA certification. The Bell 525 brings cutting edge capability to the new super-medium class by combining best-in-class performance characteristics and passenger amenities,… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 13-Jul-15

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Astronics powers Bell 525 Relentless First Flight

Astronics powers Bell 525 Relentless First Flight

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), a leading supplier of products to the global aerospace, defense, electronics and semiconductor industries, today announced that Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has successfully completed first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. Astronics AES is proud to be a part of the Bell 525 Relentless team by providing the secondary… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 03-Jul-15

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Moog Celebrates First Flight of Bell 525 Relentless

Moog Celebrates First Flight of Bell 525 Relentless

Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems, today celebrates the successful first flight of the BELL 525 Relentless, designed and manufactured by BELL Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. Moog Inc. is the provider of the BELL 525’s fly-by-wire flight control actuators that… Read more »

Source: Moog, 03-Jul-15

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Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. “The Bell 525 was announced at Heli-Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. … Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Jul-15

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Africair signs LOI for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407GXP

Africair signs LOI for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407GXP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a letter of intent (LOI) for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407 GXP signed during the Paris Air Show. Africair will use the helicopters for multiple purposes including corporate VIP transport and oil and gas. “The Bell 525 Relentless is proving to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Jun-15

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Another VIP Bell 525 Sale Goes to Middle Eastern Customer

Another VIP Bell 525 Sale Goes to Middle Eastern Customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the order of another Bell 525 in VIP configuration to a customer in the Middle East. With over 60 letters of intent for the advanced aircraft around the world, demand for the Bell 525 Relentless is intensifying with momentum gaining in the Middle East. “The… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jun-15

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Milestone signs LOI for 20 Bell 525s

Milestone signs LOI for 20 Bell 525s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company announced today plans to move forward with a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters. These aircraft will serve a variety of roles with Milestone’s lessees around the world, including oil and gas,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Jun-15

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Textron details Bell involvement at Paris Air Show

Textron details Bell involvement at Paris Air Show

Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Systems, Textron AirLand, and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today their joint presence during the International Paris Air Show, June 15-18, at Le Bourget Parc des Expositions. “The Paris Air Show is one of the world’s great venues for aviation and defense… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Jun-15

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Over two years from launch, Bell sells first 407GT

Over two years from launch, Bell sells first 407GT

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a milestone sale and delivery of the first Bell 407GT to BBM Inc. to operate in the Middle East and Africa. The Bell 407GT is the armed version of the Bell 407GX, and will be used to perform a variety of missions including law enforcement… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-May-15

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Bell approves Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings for use on 525

Bell approves Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings for use on 525

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings announced that its SKYscapes® Basecoat-Clearcoat Polyurethane Enamel has been added to the QPL (Qualified Products List) for Bell Helicopter’s Procurement Specification 299-947-117 – Polyurethane Enamels – for potential use on its Bell 525 Relentless commercial aircraft. SKYscapes® basecoat-clearcoat provides superior appearance and durability and its latest, patented technology is AMS 3095 certified…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-May-15

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Bell announces Letters of Intent from Middle East for 505 and 525 models

Bell announces Letters of Intent from Middle East for 505 and 525 models

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced multiple letters of intent (LOIs) with three Middle Eastern operators. The company received a LOI from BBM Inc. for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless, K Aircraft Leasing for two Bell 525s and Wallan Aviation for a Bell 525. “These two aircraft… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Mar-15

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Bell Receives Successful Customer Response at Heli-Expo 2015

Bell Receives Successful Customer Response at Heli-Expo 2015

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase nearly 300 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Orlando, FL. The customer signing ceremonies followed some of the company’s largest commercial orders in its history, including the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPS to Air Methods Corporation and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Mar-15

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Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options

Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters with options for additional aircraft. Waypoint plans to provide the Bell 525 Relentless to operators servicing a wide range of missions, including oil and gas, emergency… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-15

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Bell outlines Heli-Expo coverage

Bell outlines Heli-Expo coverage

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, Heli-Expo 2015. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s Heli-Expo will be held March 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-15

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Bell Opens Regional Office in Abu Dhabi

Bell Opens Regional Office in Abu Dhabi

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), officially opened a new regional branch office in the United Arab Emirates this week. Located in the Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi, the new facility will serve as a regional hub with personnel in place to facilitate sales and marketing efforts for Bell Helicopter. “We see… Read more »

Source: Bell, 24-Feb-15

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Bell to showcase models of 525, V-22 and V-280 at IDEX 2015

Bell to showcase models of 525, V-22 and V-280 at IDEX 2015

Bell Helicopter will showcase their commercial and military products to a global audience at the company’s exhibit at stand 03-C30. A model of the new Bell 525 Relentless fly-by-wire commercial helicopter will be on display, along with models of the company’s next generation V-280 tiltrotor and the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. “IDEX is considered by… Read more »

Source: Textron, 17-Feb-15

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Bell Announces Leadership Changes

Bell  Announces Leadership Changes

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today named Matthew J. Hasik executive vice president, Commercial Business. Hasik will lead the combined Commercial Sales and Marketing and Commercial Programs organization. Hasik succeeds Danny Maldonado, a 24-year company veteran who has been selected to be president and CEO of Textron Financial. “We have seen tremendous… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Dec-14

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Bell introduces the 505 and 525 to China

Bell introduces the 505 and 525 to China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced it will showcase the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and the Bell 525 Relentless for the first time in China at Airshow China in Zhuhai from November 11 – 16. In addition, the Bell 407GX will be on static display. “We are thrilled to offer our… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Nov-14

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Bell and TRU Simulation + Training Announce Training Center in Valencia, Spain

Bell and TRU Simulation + Training Announce Training Center in Valencia, Spain

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training, both Textron Inc. companies, (NYSE: TXT), announced a collaboration to open the first Bell Helicopter training center in Valencia, Spain. The companies are targeting the facility to be operational in the first quarter of 2016 with the Bell 429 as the initial training platform. The training will be… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Oct-14

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Meggitt wins Bell 525 Relentless oil sensing

Meggitt wins Bell 525 Relentless oil sensing

Meggitt PLC ( “Meggitt” or “the Group”), a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, announces that Meggitt Sensing Systems has been selected by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc company, to provide gearbox oil level monitoring and chip detection systems for the new 525 Relentless… Read more »

Source: Meggitt, 25-Sep-14

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HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for Bell 525 Relentless

HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for Bell 525 Relentless

With increasing interest in Bell’s not-yet-flown Bell 525 Relentless, HeliHub.com has proactively set up a fan page on Facebook for the new helicopter type.  This will provide the opportunity to bring together people interested in the helicopter type and the news and information they are able to share.  This may be photos from events where… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jul-14

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TRU Simulation + Training to collaborate on Bell 525 Full Flight Simulator

TRU Simulation + Training to collaborate on Bell 525 Full Flight Simulator

FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW –  Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training (TRU), both Textron Inc. companies, (NYSE: TXT), announced an agreement for TRU to complete the design, development, manufacturing, installation, testing and certification of the Bell 525 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The FFS will be certified to FAA Level D, as well… Read more »

Source: TRU Simulation and Training, 16-Jul-14

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Aurora Flight Sciences to supply Bell 525 composite structures

Aurora Flight Sciences to supply Bell 525 composite structures

Aurora Flight Sciences announced from the Farnborough Air Show that they have been selected by Bell Helicopter to manufacture composite airframe structures as part of the Bell 525 Relentless™ helicopter program. The composite fairings of the Bell 525’s main engine cowling section will be manufactured and assembled at Aurora’s Bridgeport, West Virginia facility. Aurora will… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 15-Jul-14

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Bell take commercial product line to Farnborough

Bell take commercial product line to Farnborough

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is showcasing its modernized commercial product line at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in the United Kingdom from July 14-20. There will be four Bell Helicopter aircraft on display, including the international debut of the Bell 525 Relentless™ mockup configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-14

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Bell picks LORD Corp’s Active Vibration Control System for 525 Relentless

Bell picks LORD Corp’s Active Vibration Control System for 525 Relentless

LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has announced the award of an Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) contract with Bell Helicopter for the Bell 525 Relentless program. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for the new aircraft. The technology operates through the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corp, 08-May-14

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Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase 196 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Anaheim, CA. The customer signings followed the company’s product unveiling in front of a packed booth full of enthusiastic onlookers (see the video here.) Bell Helicopter for the first time revealed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Mar-14

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Lord’s Active Vibration Control System selected for Bell 525

Lord’s Active Vibration Control System selected for Bell 525

LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has announced the award of an Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) contract with Bell Helicopter for the Bell 525 Relentless program. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for the new aircraft. The technology operates through the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 27-Feb-14

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Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

Today at HELI-EXPO 2014, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a letter of intent for 10 Bell 525 RelentlessTM aircraft. Abu Dhabi Aviation chose the Bell 525 for its versatility to support a number of missions based in the UAE, including offshore oil and gas, emergency medical support, VIP transport, firefighting and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Bell reveals the latest in the Bell 525 Program

Bell reveals the latest in the Bell 525 Program

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, continued to set itself apart from the competition at HELI-EXPO 2014 with the latest news of the Bell 525 RelentlessTM, the world’s first fly-by-wire helicopter. As hundreds of attendees gathered at booth 4536 at HELI-EXPO, Bell Helicopter shared recent updates alongside a full-size mockup of the Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Feb-14

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Bell outlines activities at Heli-Expo 2014

Bell outlines activities at Heli-Expo 2014

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2014. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), HELI-EXPO 2014 will be held February 25-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. With the opportunity to meet with current and prospective customers,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Feb-14

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Royal Engineered Composites awarded Bell 525 work

Royal Engineered Composites awarded Bell 525 work

Royal Engineered Composites has been awarded work for Bell Helicopter’s new 525 Relentless. The Relentless program will require Royal to produce approximately 50 part numbers per aircraft. The composite components will be in support of the helicopter’s tailboom and cockpit assemblies. The Bell 525 Relentless will feature sponsons on the aft fuselage for retractable wheeled… Read more »

Source: Royal, 17-Jan-14

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Texstars to produce windshields for Bell 525 Relentless

Texstars to produce windshields for Bell 525 Relentless

Texstars, LLC, a subsidiary of AIP Aerospace announced today that Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company,has awarded Texstars a contract to produce windshields for the Bell 525 Relentless program. The windshields on this aircraft are designed with significant safety improvement features.  The pilot’s field-of-vision will be significantly enhanced with a wrap-around windshield, eliminating the need for… Read more »

Source: AIP Aerospace, 06-Dec-13

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Aircraft Zero is a Go – The launch of the Bell 525 RASIL

Aircraft Zero is a Go – The launch of the Bell 525 RASIL

Since its launch in early 2012, pilots and operators from around the globe have expressed their enthusiasm and anticipation for the Bell 525 Relentless — they want one now! Those who have experienced the 525’s capabilities with the help of an advanced cockpit simulator have been impressed with its ARC Horizon® flight deck, exceptionally comfortable and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Dec-13

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Astronics electronic power distribution system to be Installed on Bell 525

Astronics electronic power distribution system to be Installed on Bell 525

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp. (Astronics AES), will be supplying Bell Helicopter with the Secondary Electronic Power Distribution System (EPDS) for the new Bell 525 Relentless. Astronics designs and builds modern electrical distribution… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 04-Dec-13

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GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace has won a multi-million dollar, life-of-programme contract from Bell Helicopter to develop and supply crashworthy, state-of-the-art fuel tanks for the new Bell 525 Relentless Super Medium helicopter. GKN Aerospace is exhibiting on booth C9030 at NBAA, 22 – 24 October, 2013. These bespoke tanks will be manufactured using the company’s newly developed, lightweight fuel cell material…. Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 25-Oct-13

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Bell selects Donaldson to protect Bell 525

Bell selects Donaldson to protect Bell 525

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has been selected by Bell Helicopter to provide advanced filtration systems for the protection of all gearboxes and engines on its newest helicopter, the Bell 525 Relentless. Donaldson Aerospace & Defense Group will begin supplying transmission oil filter assemblies for installation in the Bell 525 Relentless’ main rotor gearbox, tail… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 25-Sep-13

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Bell reduces 525’s electrical systems integration Time Using Capital Software

Bell reduces 525’s electrical systems integration Time Using Capital Software

Mentor Graphics Corp. MENT +0.66% , announced today that Bell Helicopter, a leading manufacturer of rotary wing aircraft, has been able to significantly streamline their wiring design processes on the Bell 525 Relentless program as part of its Business System Modernization systems upgrade. Bell Helicopter achieved this improvement by adopting transformational technology delivered by Mentor Graphics(R) Capital(R) product… Read more »

Source: Mentor Graphics, 25-Sep-13

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Saint-Gobain Aerospace to supply Bell 525 nose radomes

Saint-Gobain Aerospace to supply Bell 525 nose radomes

Saint-Gobain Aerospace today announced it has signed a long-term contract with Bell Helicopter of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply nose radomes for the new Bell 525 Relentless(TM) helicopter program. The radomes will be manufactured with advanced Norton Armor(TM) materials from Saint-Gobain that provide superior radar transparency and in-flight durability. “Saint-Gobain’s high-transparency radomes provide the clearest… Read more »

Source: Saint-Gobain Aerospace, 17-Jun-13

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Bell provides 525 Relentless program update

Bell provides 525 Relentless program update

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced updates to the Bell 525 Relentless™ program today at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The updated technical specifications and design features reveal improved speed, range and payload capabilities, as well as a higher maximum gross weight and optimized flight performance. “The Bell 525 Relentless program truly exemplifies our focus… Read more »

17-Jun-13

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Bell detail Paris Air Show presence

Bell detail Paris Air Show presence

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will display a number of aircraft and share program updates at the 2013 Paris Air Show, one of the largest aviation trade shows in the world, held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre June 17-23. Demonstration flights will highlight two industry-leading Bell aircraft, the Bell 429 and Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Jun-13

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IAI to supply crashworthy seats for Bell 525 Relentless

IAI to supply crashworthy seats for Bell 525 Relentless

Israel Aerospace Industries will supply, as a sole provider, crashworthy passenger seats to Bell Helicopter for its Bell 525 Relentless programme. (See Full Story)

Source: Flight Global, 06-Jun-13

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Honeywell to provide APU and environmental control system for Bell 525

Honeywell to provide APU and environmental control system for Bell 525

Honeywell HON +0.83% announced that it has been selected by Bell Helicopter to provide the auxiliary power unit (APU) and environmental control system for Bell’s new 525 Relentless helicopter platform, which is scheduled for first flight in 2014. The Honeywell RE100 APU provides significant system weight savings over competing systems. The APU also gives operators… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-13

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Moog to build primary flight control actuation for Bell 525

Moog to build primary flight control actuation for Bell 525

Moog Inc. MOG.A +0.31% MOG.B +0.16% announced today that it finalized the terms of a contract with Bell Helicopter for the design, qualification and manufacturing of the primary flight control actuation on the new Bell 525 Relentless helicopter. Last February, Bell Helicopter launched the 525 Relentless Program, a Super Medium(TM) twin capable of carrying up… Read more »

Source: Moog Inc, 07-Mar-13

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Bell at Heli-Expo – Relentlessly focused on its customers

Bell at Heli-Expo – Relentlessly focused on its customers

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will showcase a number of aircraft and program updates at HELI-EXPO 2013, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, hosted by Helicopter Association International (HAI) in Las Vegas March 5-7. Bell Helicopter invites show attendees to its opening event on March 5, at 11:30 a.m., where… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-13

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Mecaer signs multiple contracts shead of NBAA 2012

Mecaer signs multiple contracts shead of NBAA 2012

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) of Borgomanero, Italy, is continuing its recent growth by signing multiple contracts in advance of NBAA, 2012. Exhibiting at the convention in booth 4538, MAG will display a range of its landing gears, including those for the Eclipse E550 very light jet which launched initial production in June of this year… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 30-Oct-12

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Bell to balance military cuts with civil expansion in Amarillo

Bell to balance military cuts with civil expansion in Amarillo

Bell have announced that building the new 525 Relentless in Amarillo will add 100 jobs.  However, the military is looking at defence cuts, and it is feasible that this will mean workers transferring from military work to civilian.  A reduction in force can also not be ruled out – Bell are just waiting to see… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-12

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Bell receives Gold Stevie® award for marketing Campaign of the Year

Bell receives Gold Stevie® award for marketing Campaign of the Year

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), and its exhibit partner Global Experience Specialists (GES) were recognized at the American Business Awards (ABA) for Bell Helicopter’s “Bell 525 Relentless” launch with a Gold Stevie® Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year in the Aerospace and Defense category. The award was presented at the 10th annual ABA new product… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Sep-12

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Mecaer Aviation Group wins Bell 525 landing gear contract

Mecaer Aviation Group wins Bell 525 landing gear contract

Mecaer Aviation Group Wins Contract to Design and Manufacture the Wheeled Landing Gear System for the New Bell Helicopter 525 “Relentless”. Italy based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has capitalized on its experience in building helicopter, business and general aviation landing gears to become a key supplier to, industry leader, Bell Helicopter Textron of the complete… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 23-Jul-12

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Amarillo City Commission gives Bell $5 Million

Amarillo City Commission gives Bell $5 Million

During a meeting Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved a $5-million Amarillo Economic Development Corp. incentive package for a Bell Helicopter expansion to bring manufacturing of the company’s newest civilian craft — the 525 Relentless — and 100 jobs to the city. (see full story)

Source: Amarillo Globe News, 19-Jul-12

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GKN Aerospace details involvement in Bell 525 program

GKN Aerospace details involvement in Bell 525 program

GKN Aerospace has been selected to provide Bell Helicopter with key metal and composite structures across the new 525 Relentless helicopter fuselage. This major work package includes composite and aluminium fuselage panels and structural parts installed in the cockpit, cabin and tailboom. Manufacture will begin in late 2012 with initial deliveries scheduled for 2013 and… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 19-Jul-12

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Pacifica Engineering named Key Supplier to Bell 525

Pacifica Engineering named Key Supplier to Bell 525

-Pacifica Engineering, Inc. today announced that it has been selected as a key supplier for Bell Helicopter’s new 525 Relentless program. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company, engaged in an extensive selection process of which Pacifica Engineering, Inc. participated throughout the process. Bell Helicopter has developed an industry leading Helicopter in the 525 Relentless, and will… Read more »

Source: Pacifica Engineering, 17-Jul-12

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KUKA Systems selected as supplier partner for Bell 525

KUKA Systems selected as supplier partner for Bell 525

Bell Helicopters has named KUKA Systems, the global leader in assembly line design, as its supplier partner for developing the manufacturing line for the new Bell 525 Relentless super medium-class commercial helicopter. “The production line will assemble the entire airframe – from ‘nose cone to tail cone’ “, says Robert Reno, Group Vice President, Aerospace Division, KUKA Systems Corporation… Read more »

Source: KUKA Systems, 16-Jul-12

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Bell 525 – key suppliers named

Bell 525 – key suppliers named

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the latest list of key suppliers for the Bell 525 Relentless, the world’s first “super-medium” helicopter. “This is an important milestone for the 525 Relentless program as we transition from the preliminary design phase into detailed design,” said Larry Thimmesch, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Jul-12

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