26-Feb-2014 Source: Bell
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, set the standard at HELI-EXPO 2014 with the reveal of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ and a full-size mock up of the Bell 525 Relentless™ in search-and-rescue configuration. By the end of the first day, Bell completed more than 100 signings that included the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, 407GX, Bell 412EP and Bell 429.
“We have been working harder than ever to engage our customers at every stage of aircraft development, from customer-driven designs all the way to our industry-leading customer support and service,” said John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter. “These orders are the result of our commitment to put the customer at the center of everything we do while ensuring we deliver the products, services and support they need.”
The signings to date include:
At this year’s HELI-EXPO, Bell Helicopter opened HELI-EXPO 2014 at booth 4536 with a number of new announcements and models, headlined by the official introduction of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, the newly named aircraft designed for the short light single market. Three different aircraft mockups are on display at the booth and a new online ordering system was also launched to the public. In addition, the booth included a new mockup of the Bell 525 Relentless configured for search and rescue missions, a Bell 407GX, and a Bell 429WLG. Key program and segment leaders will also provide customer presentations in Mission Theater Wednesday and Thursday at the booth, and Bell Helicopter will also conduct flight demonstrations at the show.
HELI-EXPO 2014, held in the Anaheim Convention Center, will host 20,000 industry professionals, more than 700 competitive exhibitors, over 60 helicopters on display and more than 50 educational opportunities, including education courses, seminars, workshops and forums.