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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 15-Nov-17

Nova Scotia customer orders Bell 407GXP

Nova Scotia customer orders Bell 407GXP

Bell Helicopter announced today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Nova Scotia, Canada. “At Bell Helicopter, we are committed to providing our customers with the most reliable, capable and innovative aircraft to support their mission,” said Anthony Moreland, vice president, North America. “This customer required integrated avionics, technology capabilities and… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 15-Nov-17

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Bell joins Fort Worth well-being project

Bell joins Fort Worth well-being project

Well-being is certainly taking off at Bell Helicopter—the latest approved worksite to join the Blue Zones Project® movement for longer, better lives. Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative working to make Fort Worth one of the nation’s healthiest cities. As one of Fort Worth’s largest employers, Bell Helicopter impacts the well-being of more… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 14-Nov-17

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

AEM Corp and VIH Aerospace have announced that Eagle Copters of Calgary has selected the MCP01-100N NVIS Master Caution Panel for use in a customer upgrade program. Eagle Copters are refurbishing five (5) Bell 212 helicopters for an undisclosed customer and chose the MCP01 for ease of integration with the new NVG cockpit and reliability… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 13-Nov-17

Mercy Flight signs for three more 429s

Mercy Flight signs for three more 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for three additional Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “Mercy Flight and Bell Helicopter have shared a rich history since they started their business more than 35 years ago using a Bell 206 Jet Ranger,” said Anthony Moreland, vice president, North… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Nov-17

Abu Dhabi Aviation passes 1 Million flight hours

Abu Dhabi Aviation passes 1 Million flight hours

For a booming economy with 40% of its gross domestic product comprised of oil and gas output, United Arab Emirates relies on various resources to support their highest earning industry, including Bell helicopters. Our customers support this thriving industry by transporting oil and gas employees to and from rigs in the Arabian Gulf. Abu Dhabi… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Nov-17

Chinese customer orders 50 more Bell 505s

Chinese customer orders 50 more Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an agreement today with Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd. (Reignwood) under which Reignwood has agreed to purchase an additional 50 Bell 505s, act as the exclusive reseller for the Bell 505 in China and establish a Bell 505 delivery and maintenance center. The new… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Nov-17

Bell Canada President elected as AIAC chair

Bell Canada President elected as AIAC chair

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is pleased to announce the election of Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors. Ms. Garneau succeeds David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, who served as Chair of the AIAC Board over the last year. “I am… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Nov-17

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Bell takes V-22 and three mockups to Dubai Air Show

Bell takes V-22 and three mockups to Dubai Air Show

Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), will showcase a vast product portfolio at the Dubai Airshow—one of the world’s largest and most important aerospace events. The show takes place November 12-16 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site. Textron will… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Nov-17

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Bell booth at Heli-Expo 2017 wins award

Bell booth at Heli-Expo 2017 wins award

 Bell Helicopter and GES were recognized as the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Exhibition Display, Stand or Feature category in The 14th Annual International Business Awards, held in Barcelona, Spain. The prestigious award recognized Bell Helicopter’s exhibit at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017. “We are truly honored for our exhibit to win Gold in the… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 05-Nov-17

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Bell promotes 407 in African market

Bell promotes 407 in African market

The versatile Bell 407 — over 1400 out of 35,000 aircraft delivered by Bell around the world — is considered to be the smoothest ride in its class. Regarded for its reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability, the Bell 407, delivers exceptional performance as well as a spacious cabin that boasts of club-style seating for premium comfort. This… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 27-Oct-17

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Heliand add Bell 429 to fleet

Heliand add Bell 429 to fleet

The principality of Andorra, nestled in the Pyrennes mountains between France and Spain, is the latest country to have a Bell 429.  Local operator Heliand was noted operating serial number 57324 on Friday 20th, still carrying its Canadian test registration C-FUBT.  The aircrraft is painted in the same yellow and blue scheme that their EC135… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-17

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Truth Data Provides Flight Data Monitoring for Bell 407GX’s

Truth Data Provides Flight Data Monitoring for Bell 407GX’s

Truth Data announces that it now has proven its capability to read and analyze flight data from the Garmin G1000 Integrated Flight Deck, such as is installed on the Bell 407GX. Truth Data provides flight operations and quality assurance (FOQA) and flight data monitoring (FDM) services for data analytics, post-flight visualization and reporting to both… Read more »

Source: Truth Data, 25-Oct-17

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DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace, a world-leading producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is nearing certification of the Bell 505 Bearpaws and is now accepting pre-orders. For as long as helicopters have been in operation, soft terrain landings have created balancing problems during takeoff and landings. DART Aerospace Bearpaws are constructed of a high density polymer; this polymer… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Oct-17

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V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

The Bell V-280 Valor has achieved 100% build completion and moved one step closer to its first flight this fall. The V-280 is the newest revolutionary aircraft in the tiltrotor family. The V-280 Valor was selected in August 2014 to advance, build and fly an aircraft within the JMR-TD program. The V-280 has been designed… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 16-Oct-17

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Bell announces British CSF for 429s

Bell announces British CSF for 429s

Bell Helicopter announced AS Aerospace Ltd., the newest appointed Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) at Helitech International 2017. AS Aerospace Ltd. will offer Bell 429 field maintenance. “The Bell 429 has proven to be very popular in Europe and as we grow our business globally, it’s important we continue to provide operators with… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 10-Oct-17

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Air Zermatt orders second Bell 429

Air Zermatt orders second Bell 429

Bell Helicopter announced today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt during Helitech International. The aircraft is configured to support Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and Search and Rescue (SAR) for day and night missions. “Air Zermatt is one of the most iconic Bell helicopters in operation and we are honored… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 06-Oct-17

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Commercial Bell Helicopter at Helitech 2017

Commercial Bell Helicopter at Helitech 2017

During Helitech International 2017, Bell Helicopter will display Eastern Atlantic Helicopter’s VIP-configured Bell 429 at stand C40. The Bell 429 sets the bar for light twin helicopters on the market. With more than 300 Bell 429s in operation around the world, Europe continues to be a key market for this aircraft and is home to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 03-Oct-17

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Bell to deliver B505s to Eagle Copters

Bell to deliver B505s to Eagle Copters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Eagle Copters South America headquartered in Santiago. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation. “We are excited to announce the first two of nine Bell 505s have been delivered to our friends at Eagle Copters… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 21-Sep-17

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Bell Helicopter Training Academy to feature at Aerotech event

Bell Helicopter Training Academy to feature at Aerotech event

The AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX, September 26–28, 2017, presents the addition of three new technical tours that will provide attendess the opportunity to explore new innovations and insight into the future of the aerospace industry, along with the launch of a new show floor… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 24-Aug-17

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Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs

Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, for eight Bell 407GXPs. The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors for the oil and gas industry and employs over 700 employees in Nigeria…. Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 23-Aug-17

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SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

SENER and Babcock complete fourth Spanish Navy AB212 upgrade

Engineering and technology group SENER and Babcock, joint venture partners, presented the fourth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB212) to the Spanish Ministry of Defense as part of a project for extending the lifespan of AB-212 seven helicopters, which came into service in 1974, by at least 15 years. A crew from the Spanish Navy’s Third Aircraft… Read more »

Source: SENER, 10-Aug-17

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Donaldson delivers first IBF for Bell 505

Donaldson delivers first IBF for Bell 505

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has delivered more than 30 dry media Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for factory installation on new Bell 505 Jet Ranger helicopters. The aircraft received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in June. “Donaldson congratulates Bell Helicopter on bringing this exciting new aircraft to market,”… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 03-Aug-17

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PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

PAC International, a Metro Aviation Company, recently completed maintenance and exterior refurbishments on the first of two Bell UH1-H aircraft for the Michigan State Police. PAC utilized their state-of-the-art soft media blast booth to remove the majority of the aircraft’s original paint. “This aircraft had the original military CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) paint which… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jul-17

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Bell to work with PGZ on UH-1Y in addition to AH-1Z

Bell to work with PGZ on UH-1Y in addition to AH-1Z

 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ)  signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on the UH-1Y. This signing is in addition to the LOI signed for the AH-1Z in 2016 – further expanding business relationships between Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa and Bell Helicopter. Based on this LOI, Polska Grupa… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Jul-17

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Final Delivery Bell Huey II helicopters delivered to Kenya Air Force

Final Delivery Bell Huey II helicopters delivered to Kenya Air Force

The final two of eight Bell Huey II helicopters were delivered today to the Kenya Air Force.  The Huey II helicopters – six delivered in December 2016 and two this week – represent the United States’ largest security cooperation program in sub-Saharan Africa.  The United States values the Kenyan commitment to building a more peaceful… Read more »

Source: US Embassy in Kenya, 26-Jul-17

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Bell Helicopter’s booth at ALEA 2017

Bell Helicopter’s booth at ALEA 2017

Bell Helicopter would like to announce its presence at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) exposition July 26th – July 28th in Reno, NV. At the Bell Helicopter booth #172, Bell will display the Bell 407GX and feature one of our loyal customers, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Come stop by and meet with our regional sales… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 26-Jul-17

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Bell announces corporate sales of 407GXP and 429 helicopters in Europe

Bell announces corporate sales of 407GXP and 429 helicopters in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for three VIP-configured aircraft in Europe for the sale of a Bell 429 to both Helix Av. in the United Kingdom and King’s Casino in the Czech Republic and the sale of a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Italy. “Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 24-Jul-17

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CareFlite Plans New North Texas Medical Centre Base

CareFlite Plans New North Texas Medical Centre Base

CareFlite, one of the oldest joint use air medical transportation service in the nation has decided to open a base at the North Texas Medical Centre, and is basing their Bell 407GX there by the end of this July. The placement of their air medical helicopter in Gainesville is the “next logical step in CareFlite’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-17

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Bell awarded $22M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 407GX to Iraq

Bell awarded $22M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 407GX to Iraq

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $22,050,000 modification (P00022) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W58RGZ-15-C-0070 for one additional year of contractor logistics support (CLS) and adding Iraq’s Bell 407GX helicopters to the fleet being covered by that CLS, as well as procuring 407GX spare parts for repair efforts to those aircraft…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Jul-17

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Shaanxi Helicopter signs for 100 Bell 407GXP helicopters

Shaanxi Helicopter signs for 100 Bell 407GXP helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC), a subsidiary of Shaanxi Energy Group, has signed a purchase agreement for 100 Bell 407GXPs, with deliveries starting this year, in connection with the framework agreement entered into with SHC in 2016. During a special signing ceremony in Xi’an, China,… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 30-Jun-17

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Achieves FAA Certification

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Achieves FAA Certification

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce that its Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Bell 505 continues to surpass significant milestones – achieving type certification in December 2016 from Transport Canada Civil Aviation, then gaining production certification, and recently celebrating the first… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Jun-17

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K. Roger Williams Passes Away at Age of 65

K. Roger Williams Passes Away at Age of 65

Roger Williams, one of the original employees of Bell Helicopters passed away last Friday in Dallas at the age of 65. Well loved by his community, Williams was seen as the face of Bell, always smartly dressed. His duties within the company ranged from site manager, executive director, to director of admin and head of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-17

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Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

Astronautics Corporation of America’s newest display product—the AFI 4700 RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI)—flew onboard a Bell 212 helicopter yesterday during a demonstration flight with the Colombian National Police. The RoadRunner EFI will remain installed in the helicopter’s cockpit and be available for viewing on static display during the Feria de la Industria Aerospacial Colombiana… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 29-May-17

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Vector Aerospace enhances UH-1H hot, high and heavy performance

Vector Aerospace enhances UH-1H hot, high and heavy performance

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to support the needs of Bell Huey helicopter operators worldwide with its UH-1H3 (“Hot, High, Heavy”) upgrade & modernization program. Developed as a cost-effective means of enhancing the performance of the enduring UH-1H platform, 1,500 of which remain in service worldwide,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 22-May-17

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Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Receives Delivery of B429

Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Receives Delivery of B429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Co., Ltd. (Beijing Jinyu). The customer’s Bell 429 is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities including Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Beijing Jinyu accepted the delivery at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, Canada.  “The Bell 429… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 15-May-17

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Bell Continues Support of Army Aviation Community

Bell Continues Support of Army Aviation Community

While at the 2017 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Mission Solutions Summit we had the joy of presenting two donations including a a $5,000 donation to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. and a $5,000 check to the Army Aviation Association of America Scholarship Foundation. The Army Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation was created in 1963… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 10-May-17

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Curtiss-Wright Selected By Bell Canada To Provide Cockpit Voice/Flight Data Recorder System

Curtiss-Wright Selected By Bell Canada To Provide Cockpit Voice/Flight Data Recorder System

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was selected by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited to provide its cockpit voice and flight recorder technology to upgrade the cockpit electronics in the Canadian Armed Forces’ fleet of Bell CH-146 Griffon multi-role utility helicopters. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide Bell Helicopter Textron Canada with a… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 09-May-17

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Bell Continues Longstanding Support of Army Aviation Community

Bell Continues Longstanding Support of Army Aviation Community

While at the 2017 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Mission Solutions Summit we had the joy of presenting two donations including a a $5,000 donation to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. and a $5,000 check to the Army Aviation Association of America Scholarship Foundation. The Army Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation was created in 1963 to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 05-May-17

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Heliponents receives tentative B505 Service Center Approval

Heliponents receives tentative B505 Service Center Approval

Heliponents, Inc. of Mesa, AZ had received its tentative Bell 505 CSF approval from Bell Helicopter in February of 2017. It has currently completed all of its training requirements, and well on our way to have the full tooling and inventory on the shelf to support, Bell’s newest addition to the product lineup. We are… Read more »

Source: Heliponents, 03-May-17

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PHI Air Medical teams up with Bell Helicopter for Blood Drive

PHI Air Medical teams up with Bell Helicopter for Blood Drive

Phoenix-based PHI Air Medical is a leading air ambulance provider across the country, providing air medical services and outreach education to communities and healthcare systems. They transport more than 30,000 patients each year, operating out of more than 65 bases across the United States. PHI Air Medical is the only Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 01-May-17

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Another Bell 407GXP joins the Med-Trans Mission

Another Bell 407GXP joins the Med-Trans Mission

For over three decades, Med-Trans Air Medical Transport (Med-Trans) has been providing the necessary quick response when lives are on the line. Their extensive, varied helicopter fleet includes numerous Bell 407s that provide transport for a variety of hospital systems, medical centers and EMS agencies in 25 states. Over the years, we have been proud… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 21-Apr-17

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Tata Steel Ltd. Adds Second Bell 429 to Fleet

Tata Steel Ltd. Adds Second Bell 429 to Fleet

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Tata Steel Group has purchased a second Bell 429 helicopter to support their steel production operations. Tata Steel Group has been in operation for over a century and is among the world’s top steel companies with operations in 26 countries. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra,… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 20-Apr-17

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Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of a Bell 429 to Meghna Aviation Ltd. (Meghna) in Bangladesh, making it the first Bell 429 to operate in Bangladesh providing corporate, leisure and utility charter.   “As Bangladeshi operators move to twin-engine helicopters to bring more performance to their missions,… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 20-Apr-17

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Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 20-Apr-17

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Bell Helicopter and Air Pacific Utama Celebrate at Rotorcraft Asia

Bell Helicopter and Air Pacific Utama Celebrate at Rotorcraft Asia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of the first Bell 407GXP to an Indonesian customer, Air Pacific Utama (PT APU) and the signing for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) – the first Asia-based customer to sign for the new service solution.  Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide customers… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 19-Apr-17

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Bell to exhibit at 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Bell to exhibit at 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its show plans for the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., April 26-28, 2017. The company will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation aircraft, as well as the newly introduced Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor model. “The Army Aviation Summit… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 19-Apr-17

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Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation sign for two Bell 505s

Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation sign for two Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation Co. Ltd. announced today a signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 helicopters during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The customer will use the two aircraft for agriculture pesticide management missions. “We were thrilled to begin delivery of the… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 19-Apr-17

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Bell 429 Gaining Traction for HEMS Missions in China

Bell 429 Gaining Traction for HEMS Missions in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Beijing Yugao Aviation Group (YGA), announced today a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This is the customer’s first aircraft and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and search and rescue transport. Established in… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 18-Apr-17

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PhilJets Confirms Addition of Airbus H130, H145, and Bell 407 Helicopters in Its Fleet

In line with its plans of holding a stronger position in the aviation industry here in Asia, PhilJets Group confirms during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), happening on April 11 to 13, 2017, the delivery of its latest addition of Bell 407 GXP Helicopter to its fleet this month. In addition, PhilJets… Read more »

Source: Philjets, 18-Apr-17

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Bell and United Rotorcraft Deliver First EMS Helicopter in China

Bell and United Rotorcraft Deliver First EMS Helicopter in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and United Rotorcraft announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Reignwood Investment, Ltd., (Reignwood). The aircraft will serve as the first Bell helicopter for Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions in China. “We are proud to partner with United Rotorcraft to deliver the first HEMS Bell 429 to… Read more »

Source: Textron, 12-Apr-17

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Dallas Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Bell Helicopter Engineer

Dallas Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Bell Helicopter Engineer

A Dallas County jury has awarded nearly $9 million to the survivors of a longtime Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) employee who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs and is primarily caused by asbestos exposure. Billy Dickson, a mechanical engineer at the Texas aerospace… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 31-Mar-17

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Bell Helicopter Confirms Platinum Sponsorship for BIDEC 2017

Bell Helicopter Confirms Platinum Sponsorship for BIDEC 2017

Bell Helicopter have confirmed their participation as Platinum Sponsor for BIDEC 2017, taking place 16-18 October 2017 at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.“We are honored to support the Bahrain Defence Force as this year’s BIDEC platinum sponsors,” said Doug Wolfe. “BIDEC gives Bell Helicopter the opportunity to showcase state-of-the-art military aircraft such as the AH-1Z… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 21-Mar-17

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Bell 206 production finally stops later in 2017

Bell 206 production finally stops later in 2017

As the Bell 505 gets certified and starts flying with customers, it is thus appropriate to mark the final closure of the Bell 206 series production lines.  Bell have recently confirmed to HeliHub.com that 2017 is indeed the last year of production for the seven seat 206L4 LongRanger IV.  The five seat Bell 206B JetRanger line… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Mar-17

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Newfoundland Helicopters Selects First Bell 407GXP for Utility Operations in Canada

Newfoundland Helicopters Selects First Bell 407GXP for Utility Operations in Canada

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce that the Eastern Canada-based charter company Newfoundland Helicopters, Ltd. will accept delivery of a Bell 407GXP this month. Newfoundland Helicopters charter aircraft services include corporate travel, forestry, hydro, mining, filming and photography, and tourism. The company was the first in Canada to receive… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Mar-17

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Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

Bob and Steven Dengler, a father-son team, and pilot Rob MacDuff, announced today in the Bell Helicopter booth at Heli-Expo 2017 that this summer, they will fly their first ever Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight in their Bell 429. Bob, Steven and Rob joined Bell Helicopter leadership in their booth to announce their plans and celebrate… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Mar-17

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Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran is proud to announce the signing of the first 5Star Plans contract to support Arrius 2R engines operated by Bell 505 customers. This contract has been signed with the Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy that will operate two Bell 505 aircrafts. 5Star Plans is a new Safran Helicopter Engines support contract dedicated to customers operating… Read more »

Source: Safran, 10-Mar-17

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NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

–Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signing of a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Nakanihon Air Service Co., Ltd. (NNK). The two new aircraft will be delivered later this year and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). NNK purchased its first Bell Helicopter, a Bell 47G-2… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Mar-17

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Bell and DART partner for B505 emergency flotation system STC

Bell and DART partner for B505 emergency flotation system STC

DART Aerospace has announced its partnership with Bell Helicopter on the design and development of an emergency flotation system (EFS) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. This solution will be the Bell factory-offered 505 flotation system and will be co-marketed by both Bell Helicopter and DART. The Transport Canada… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 09-Mar-17

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Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aviation Bureau while at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas. Arizona DPS Aviation Bureau’s new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for Search and Rescue, Border Protection… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 08-Mar-17

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Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Safran (Euronext Paris : SAF), celebrate today the first delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft was delivered to private operator Scott Urschel, who is based in Chandler, Arizona, and owner of Pylon Aviation. Bell Helicopter and Mr. Urschel commemorated this milestone in… Read more »

Source: Safran, 08-Mar-17

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Bell to showcase the past, present and future of vertical lift

Bell to showcase the past, present and future of vertical lift

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2017. The annual trade show, hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Be sure to follow along the week of… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 02-Mar-17

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Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the completion of the first fully customized aircraft from its new European state-of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly customized Bell 429 EMS configured aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s delivery center in Prague. The Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-17

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Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility. BTA-Valencia was… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-17

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Quebec Government celebrates the Bell 505

Quebec Government celebrates the Bell 505

Quebecers working in the province’s world-class aerospace sector showcased their talents as Bell Helicopter unveiled the first completed model of its latest aircraft since the company established a new assembly program in Mirabel last year. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, took part in a ceremony to celebrate the completion… Read more »

Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 10-Feb-17

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CPI Aero Awarded Contract for AH-1Z Viper

CPI Aero Awarded Contract for AH-1Z Viper

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, for the manufacture of engine cowl assemblies and support assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $14.8 million based on the… Read more »

Source: CPI Areo, 18-Jan-17

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Bell provides update on Customer Support

Bell provides update on Customer Support

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced significant progress with its customer service – continuing to provide the best customer support in the industry. “In 2016 we launched a brand new support solution, our Customer Advantage Plans (CAP), and strengthened our support network, adding four new service centers  across the globe,” said Glenn… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 18-Jan-17

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Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429

Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 to the Department of Health, Puerto Rico. The aircraft is configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and equipped to conduct medical rescue missions throughout the region. “The Bell 429 has proven its capabilities in a number of mission… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 16-Jan-17

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Bell training centre in Spain now certified and open for business

Bell training centre in Spain now certified and open for business

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility. BTA-Valencia was designed to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Jan-17

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HAI’s Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced

HAI’s Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Dr. John Leverton is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of service dedicated to the aviation industry. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. Since 1958, Dr…. Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 10-Jan-17

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Bell Helicopter and PGZ sign Letter of Intent on AH-1Z Cooperation

Bell Helicopter and PGZ sign Letter of Intent on AH-1Z Cooperation

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), a Polish leader in defense technologies, recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) at the Bell Helicopter world headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The two companies will cooperate in identifying specific industrial resources required in the support of the “Kruk” Program, an effort… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 19-Dec-16

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