Autonomous Pod Transport

Bell demos new aerial resupply feature with Autonomous Pod Transport

Bell demos new aerial resupply feature with Autonomous Pod Transport

14-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Adding to its various cargo-carrying capabilities, the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) demonstrated its ability to airdrop supplies, a major milestone that will eventually lead to quicker resupply missions for troops in challenging locations or out in battlefields. APT can carry two standard tactical packs, each capable of holding up to 60 lbs. with a max payload... Read more

Hillwood and Bell Demonstrate Point-to-Point Autonomous Package Delivery at Mobility Innovation Zone

Hillwood and Bell Demonstrate Point-to-Point Autonomous Package Delivery at Mobility Innovation Zone

2-Feb-2021Source: Bell

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.... Read more

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport Carries 110 lbs. of Payload

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport Carries 110 lbs. of Payload

17-Dec-2020Source: Bell

On Dec. 9, the Autonomous Pod Transport flew with 110 lbs. of payload over an 8-mile route at Bell’s testing site near Fort Worth, Texas.   To date, the APT flight test program has completed over 300 flights. In 2021, APT will demonstrate several military and commercial operations while simplifying user interfaces and enhancing the... Read more

Bell APT drone makes first BVLOS flight

Bell APT drone makes first BVLOS flight

23-Jul-2020Source: Bell

In the race to provide viable, aerial solutions to move goods and information, Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) surpassed a significant step in this journey: beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight. Delivering goods and information to critical – sometimes inaccessible – locations calls for an aircraft that can fly autonomously, over long distances and... Read more

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First Autonomous Flight

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First Autonomous Flight

27-Aug-2019Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful first autonomous flight of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 at their testing site near Fort Worth. Bell plans to  continue to test the vehicle under an experimental type certificate throughout the remainder of the year. “We are excited to reach this milestone, and... Read more

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