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Bell Boeing awarded $1.6 billion five-year V-22 component contract

Bell Boeing awarded $1.6 billion five-year V-22 component contract

19-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,643,701,284 firm-fixed-price, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, replacement, required availability, configuration management, and inventory management for supply support for 228 MV-22B (Marine); CMV-22 (Navy); and CV-22 (Air Force) Osprey aircraft components. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options.... Read more

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

14-Jan-2022Source: GovDeals

The city of Jacksonville, FL has selected GovDeals to offer two Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 Helicopters for sale to the public. The former Sheriff’s helicopters will be at auction until January 31, 2022. Both auctions require potential buyers to pay a refundable $5,000 bid deposit prior to placing a bid on. The deposit will go... Read more

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

11-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505. This sale follows the letter of intent that SECO International signed in 2015 for 10 Bell 505s, which Bell... Read more

06-Jan-22  Bell AH-1Z Wrightstown, US-New Jersey

06-Jan-22 Bell AH-1Z Wrightstown, US-New Jersey

7-Jan-2022

US DoD statement – A Marine Corps AH-1Z with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 773, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, had a mishap at approximately 3:30 p.m. (EST) today in Wrightstown, N.J., outside Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. There were no fatalities or civilian structure damage. Two personnel were on... Read more

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

7-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Starting off the year at Bell with a major milestone, the Bell 429 surpassed 500,000 global fleet hours and continues to showcase its versatility throughout corporate, HEMS, law enforcement and utility missions. Today, more than 400 Bell 429 aircraft serve an array of customers, offering operators large cabins, intuitive displays and excellent performance. The twin-engine... Read more

30-Dec-21 N8AU Bell 206B Livingston, US-Texas (1F)

30-Dec-21 N8AU Bell 206B Livingston, US-Texas (1F)

30-Dec-2021

1 fatal injury of the four on board when the helicopter came down on the edge of a wood nr Livingston.  Fatality named in this press report as  54-year-old Daniel King of Livingston while the survivors were named as pilot 73-year-old John Martin and passengers 26-year-old Braydon King and 23-year-old Brocton King At approximately 11:45... Read more

Bell delivers huey II to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bell delivers huey II to Bosnia and Herzegovina

22-Dec-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of four Bell Huey II aircraft to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) on Dec. 4. The aircraft are part of an Foreign Military Sale signed in December 2019. The Huey II worldwide fleet of more than 300 aircraft have a... Read more

Bell Boeing swarded $18M contract modification for V-22 support

Bell Boeing swarded $18M contract modification for V-22 support

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a not-to-exceed $18,000,000 modification (P00012) to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001918D0103). This modification exercises an option to provide systems integration, technical analysis, and engineering support for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed Fort Worth, Texas (50%); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (50%), and is expected... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $9M contract for V-22 harnesses

Bell Boeing awarded $9M contract for V-22 harnesses

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $9,301,749 modification (P00004) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0090) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises an option to procure 68 Conversion Area Harness (CAH) base kits, 53 CAH supplemental kits, two hardware kits and two consumable kits in support of... Read more

Bell awarded $21M order for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support work

Bell awarded $21M order for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support work

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $21,608,360 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F0974) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0012).  This order provides engineering and logistics support, to include support for AH-1Z production aircraft and sustainment efforts for UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft for the Marine Corps; support for AH-1Z production aircraft for the government... Read more

Jet Aviation overhauls three Bell 412s for Bahraini military

Jet Aviation overhauls three Bell 412s for Bahraini military

21-Dec-2021Source: Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation announced today the successful delivery of three Bell 412 helicopters following major inspections and refurbishments for a returning customer in the Middle East. The company has been providing helicopter maintenance, repair, upgrades, and modifications from its location in Fujairah, U.A.E., since 2017, including dedicated maintenance support throughout the region. Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility... Read more

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

14-Dec-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force. The Flight Training Device (FTD)... Read more

14-Dec-21 N150AS Bell 407 LaPlace, US-Louisiana (1F)

14-Dec-21 N150AS Bell 407 LaPlace, US-Louisiana (1F)

14-Dec-2021

Helicopter crashed on the eastbound carriageway of the Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge on Interstate 10.  Aircraft was observed flying low, consistent with low cloud base and low visibility at the time.  Helicopter took out some powerlines, causing 20,000 people to be without electricity.  The helicopter was on fire post impact and completely burned out, as... Read more

14-Dec-21 N862YB Bell 407 Bridgeport, US-Texas

14-Dec-21 N862YB Bell 407 Bridgeport, US-Texas

14-Dec-2021

FAA – Training flight for power recovery practice.  Crashed over safety area on runway.  ... Read more

12-Dec-21 N434PH Bell 407 Conroe, US-Texas

12-Dec-21 N434PH Bell 407 Conroe, US-Texas

12-Dec-2021

Controlled emergency landing after being unable to recover correctly from practice autorotation landing... Read more

11-Dec-21 ZS-HXG Bell 206L Ultimate HP, South Africa

11-Dec-21 ZS-HXG Bell 206L Ultimate HP, South Africa

11-Dec-2021

Helicopter appeared to lose power on final approach and landed very heavily just short of the helipad.  Location was adjacent to an earth bank, which the main blades hit.  Fuselage creased on aft starboard side, and images show oil as having leaked from the engine – but it is not known whether this was prior... Read more

Bell delivers two 505s to the Indonesian Navy

Bell delivers two 505s to the Indonesian Navy

9-Dec-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the successful sale and delivery of two Bell 505 helicopters to the Indonesian Navy. The newly acquired helicopters will be utilized as basic helicopter trainers. “The Bell 505, which has surpassed 50,000 flight hours globally, is an excellent aircraft for training pilots to fly today’s modern... Read more

Billionaire gifts his Bell 407 to Dallas Police

Billionaire gifts his Bell 407 to Dallas Police

3-Dec-2021Source: The DPD Beat

Ross Perot Jr. has always vested interest in assisting the City of Dallas by providing state-of-the-art crime-fighting tools.  Approximately one year ago, Mr. Perot Jr. reached out to the city and inquired about the needs of another helicopter. Over the next several months and numerous meetings later, Mr. Perot Jr. graciously donated a Bell 407... Read more

Küçükpazarlı Aerospace extends Bell 429 parts agreement

Küçükpazarlı Aerospace extends Bell 429 parts agreement

1-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in Turkey is reporting that Küçükpazarlı Aerospace has extended its parts supply agreement with Bell.  Having manufactured parts for Bell for four years now, they are reported as having an agreement to produce parts for the Bell 429 until 2028. Küçükpazarlı Aerospace produces over 1 million parts annually from 8 different facilities across the... Read more

28-Nov-21 N59600 Bell 206B Perry, US-Oklahoma (1F)

28-Nov-21 N59600 Bell 206B Perry, US-Oklahoma (1F)

28-Nov-2021

Crashed under unknown circumstances, caught fire and completely burned out.  Pilot received fatal injuries passenger had serious injuries. Address quoted in press report equates to address on FAA register for owner Jeff A Henke... Read more

25-Nov-21 H-0433 Bell UH-1H Ñu Guasu, Paraguay (3F)

25-Nov-21 H-0433 Bell UH-1H Ñu Guasu, Paraguay (3F)

25-Nov-2021

Three of the four on board the helicopter received fatal injuries in a training accident Two of the deceased were named in this tweet as Gustavo Velazco Acosta, Lieutenant Andrea Cubilla and Sergeant Gustavo Arzamendia Se confirmó el fallecimiento de 2 personas tras la caída del Helicóptero de la FFAA en Luque. En total habían 4... Read more

21-Nov-21 OE-XCE Bell 429WLG Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1F)

21-Nov-21 OE-XCE Bell 429WLG Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1F)

21-Nov-2021

Crashed and caught fire on landing.  Weather reported as foggy.  Pilot was the only person on board.... Read more

20-Nov-21 PNC-0715 Bell UH-1H II Subachoque, Colombia (3F)

20-Nov-21 PNC-0715 Bell UH-1H II Subachoque, Colombia (3F)

20-Nov-2021

Police helicopter on counter-narcotics operation crashed for unknown reasons.  Initial reports (example) show foggy conditions, which may have been contributory.  Two fatalities of the six on board as a result of the accident, with a third death confirmed a short time later from the hospital Colombian vice president Marta Lucia Ramirez tweeted the names of... Read more

20-Nov-21 Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-21 Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-2021

Training accident.... Read more

20-Nov-21 N210JB Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-21 N210JB Bell 47G Lancaster, US-Pennsylvania

20-Nov-2021

Crashed during hover training... Read more

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

19-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Helitrans Pyrinees S.L. took delivery of its first Bell 429 in March 2021. Renowned for its class-leading capabilities and flexible platform, the Bell 429 has enabled the Spanish operator to expand into special missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and firefighting. “The 429 was an easy decision for us. The spacious cabin, impressive mountain... Read more

Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia

Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia

19-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company,  announced the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague Service center. The corporate-configured  Bell 505 will be... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $71M for CV-22 Nacelle improvement kits

Bell-Boeing awarded $71M for CV-22 Nacelle improvement kits

19-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $71,925,870 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target modification (P00003) to an order (N0001921F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises options to procure 15 Nacelle improvements kits, rotatable pool components and interim spares. Additionally, this modification provides for the installation of eight kits in... Read more

Bell Announces Agreement for Five Aircraft to Corporate Customers in Ukraine

Bell Announces Agreement for Five Aircraft to Corporate Customers in Ukraine

18-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at European Rotors purchase agreements for five aircraft to customers in Ukraine. “Both the Bell 429 and 505 continue to make exceptional progress in the European market, especially as ideal platforms for private travel,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia, Bell.... Read more

German flight school adds Bell 505 to its training fleet

German flight school adds Bell 505 to its training fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today, kayfly, a German flight school, signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505. It will use the aircraft along with its two Bell 206s to train aspiring helicopter pilots. “kayfly has been a loyal Bell customer and we are thrilled that they will be... Read more

Bell 525 completes first flight with SAF

Bell 525 completes first flight with SAF

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 525 Relentless completed its first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in summer 2021. Bell first incorporated SAF in its training and demonstration fleet in March 2021. “The Bell 525 continues to demonstrate unprecedented performance as it progresses through flight testing,” said... Read more

Bell 429 Strengthens Public Security Forces Across Europe

Bell 429 Strengthens Public Security Forces Across Europe

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

From the world’s first police helicopter placed into service in 1948 to an ever-expanding role in public safety missions throughout the world, Bell’s commitment has been unwavering to product performance, service and support offerings. In Europe, the Bell 429 equipped with ESG’s Mission Management System is the definitive platform for public safety missions. For these... Read more

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Canada, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the delivery of a new Bell 429 helicopter to the Coast Guard at Bell’s Mirabel facility. The delivery, which occurred on September 15, marks an important milestone for both Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. For Bell, it... Read more

First Bell 505 dealer in US marks up first sale

First Bell 505 dealer in US marks up first sale

15-Nov-2021

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Universal Helicopters (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. UHI announces their first 505 sale and follow up order. Universal Helicopters President Dr. Gordon A Jiroux, hc, stated, “We are proud to announce that... Read more

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

15-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of a Bell 429 helicopter in Kuwait to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) to be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS sale in the country. The aircraft is expected to... Read more

15-Nov-21 N103WC Bell OH-58A Molalla, US-Oregon

15-Nov-21 N103WC Bell OH-58A Molalla, US-Oregon

15-Nov-2021

Experienced engine issues while in low level ops (Christmas tree harvesting).  Main blades struck tail boom... Read more

Bell Training Academy Named Approved Training School for Veteran Pilots

Bell Training Academy Named Approved Training School for Veteran Pilots

12-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Bell Training Academy has expanded its flight school offerings that are approved by the Veteran’s Affairs office for reimbursement of pilot training. As a part of the VA’s Education and Training assistance, veterans who meet the GI Bill’s qualifications can apply for course reimbursement... Read more

Bell announces new Authorized Maintenance Center in Norway

Bell announces new Authorized Maintenance Center in Norway

11-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its appointment of a new Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Norway. Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) based in Kjeller, Norway will provide aircraft maintenance for the fleet of 18 Bell 412s, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. “We are thrilled to include KAMS... Read more

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

10-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for five Bell 407GXi helicopters to be sold to Classic Air Medical. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and will provide air medical transport in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming. “For more than 30 years, Classic Air... Read more

10-Nov-21 N619DE Bell 407 Eloy, US-Arizona

10-Nov-21 N619DE Bell 407 Eloy, US-Arizona

10-Nov-2021

Force landing on a road after paraglider tether caught on the skid... Read more

Alpine Aerotech adds Bell 205 to Digital Instrument STC

Alpine Aerotech adds Bell 205 to Digital Instrument STC

4-Nov-2021Source: Bell

ALPINE AEROTECH, an international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development announced today that they have re-issued their cost-effective digital flight instrument STC (supplemental type certificate) to include the Bell 205 for Day/Night VFR (Visual Flight Rules) operations. This digital instrument kit has been previously approved for installation on Bell 212 aircrafts in Canada, the... Read more

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Six Bell 407GXi EMS

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Six Bell 407GXi EMS

3-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for six Bell 407GXi aircraft to GMR with delivery expected to be complete by 2023 and an option by Global Medical Response to purchase up to nine additional aircraft by the end of 2024 to expand HEMS operations in North America.... Read more

Life Flight Network Invests in Safety with Addition of 12 New Bell 407GXi

Life Flight Network Invests in Safety with Addition of 12 New Bell 407GXi

3-Nov-2021Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, the nation’s largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, will add 12 Bell 407GXi helicopters to its air medical fleet. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in May 2022 and will bring the total number of Bell 407GX series helicopters operated by Life Flight Network to 17. Life Flight Network also operates a host... Read more

India impounds Iran-bound Bell 214 at US request

India impounds Iran-bound Bell 214 at US request

3-Nov-2021Source: The Hindu

The Enforcement Directorate has frozen a BELL-214 Helicopter that was dismantled and stored at a warehouse in Chennai. The action follows a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice and in accordance with the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with that country. See Full Story. ... Read more

Brazil approves transfer of two retired Bell 412s to Paraguay

Brazil approves transfer of two retired Bell 412s to Paraguay

3-Nov-2021

The two helicopters were delivered new in 1982 to the Brazilian Federal Police, who operated them until they were put into storage – one in 2011, and the other in 2014. Both aircraft are equipped for Night IFR flights. After five years of storage, Brazil’s then Minister of Justice and Public Security Sérgio Moro put... Read more

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

2-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today an agreement with Arrow Aviation to sell the HELIFAB Emergency Medical Kit configuration for the Bell 505. In addition, Arrow Aviation also signed a purchase agreement for their fourth Bell 505. “As the world’s most advanced short light single platform, the Bell 505 is capable... Read more

31-Oct-21 N132BR Bell 47D.1 Zelienople, US-Pennsylvania

31-Oct-21 N132BR Bell 47D.1 Zelienople, US-Pennsylvania

31-Oct-2021

Crashed into a field shortly after take-off... Read more

New South Wales Police launches three new Bell 429s

New South Wales Police launches three new Bell 429s

28-Oct-2021Source: NSW Police

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) Aviation Command’s newest high-tech helicopters have been officially launched at a commissioning ceremony in Sydney today. The three Bell 429 helicopters – PolAir 1, 3 and 4 – will be used to support the Force with patrols, search and rescue, surveillance, and specialist operations across the state. The choppers carry... Read more

28-Oct-21 N27TK Bell 206L3 Covelo, US-California

28-Oct-21 N27TK Bell 206L3 Covelo, US-California

28-Oct-2021

Low level photo mission with door off.  Passenger removed jacket which was sucked out, caught on the stabilizer and then the tail rotor, causing helicopter to crash.  Pilot and three passengers reported as not injured, but helicopter reported as substantially damaged... Read more

Childrens of Alabama upgrades from Bell 407 to Airbus EC145

Childrens of Alabama upgrades from Bell 407 to Airbus EC145

26-Oct-2021Source: Med-Trans

Children’s of Alabama has enhanced its ability to help sick children get the care they need. The hospital’s Critical Care Transport team recently added a new, state-of-the-art helicopter thanks to donations from the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. The helicopter, an Airbus H145, replaces the team’s previous helicopter, which had been in use since 2012. Jason... Read more

26-Oct-21 V5-HOC Bell 206L1 Mhlambanyatsi, Eswatini (1F)

26-Oct-21 V5-HOC Bell 206L1 Mhlambanyatsi, Eswatini (1F)

26-Oct-2021

Crashed into wooded area and consumed in post crash fire.  The pilot died in the accident and was later identified in this article as Gary Fox. A helicopter has crashed and burned at the Mhlambanyatsi forests in the early hours of Tuesday morning. #Eswatinihttps://t.co/OAMcCOAcpc — Independent News Eswatini (@inewseswatini) October 26, 2021  ... Read more

Bell completes first Bahrain AH-1Z Viper

Bell completes first Bahrain AH-1Z Viper

25-Oct-2021Source: Bell

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... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force retires five older Bell 412s

Royal Thai Air Force retires five older Bell 412s

21-Oct-2021

On 19 October, the Royal Thai Air Force held a decommissioning ceremony for the older examples of the Bell 412 in their fleet. Five aircraft have been retired, leaving six newer 412EP models. The five include two from the days that the 412 line was in Texas, which were brought into service in Thailand in... Read more

Universal Helicopter International Named First Bell 505 Dealer in US

Universal Helicopter International Named First Bell 505 Dealer in US

21-Oct-2021Source: Bell

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. “Deepening our collaboration with Universal... Read more

Bell 505 and 429 recognized in Business Jet Traveler survey

Bell 505 and 429 recognized in Business Jet Traveler survey

19-Oct-2021Source: Bell

For the fifth consecutive year, the Bell 505 earned the top spot in the Business Jet Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Survey as the preferred customer aircraft in the light single-turbine helicopters category. This is one of the many praises the aircraft has received as it continues to garner global attention for its standout benefits and advanced technology. From utility... Read more

15-Oct-21 G-WIZZ Agusta-Bell 206B Humberston, UK

15-Oct-21 G-WIZZ Agusta-Bell 206B Humberston, UK

15-Oct-2021

Main rotor blades sliced tail boom during emergency landing on beach. Helicopter was moved quickly due to incoming tide Helicopters don’t bounce! @BBCNews @looknorthBBC pic.twitter.com/rDo8MSjsWS — Ruairidh Greig (@Argee48) October 15, 2021... Read more

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

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

13-Oct-2021Source: Bell

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. “As we approach... Read more

Bell Huey: A Legend Retires in Germany

Bell Huey: A Legend Retires in Germany

12-Oct-2021Source: Bell

In Bückeburg, Lower Saxony on June 23, 2021, a rich, thumping sound rang above the helicopter museum near the moated castle. The characteristic outline of the “carpet beater,” as the Bell UH-1D is often called in the Bundeswehr, appeared in the sky. The two rotors with the powerful engine, to which this nickname is owed,... Read more

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

8-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with CAE USA Inc., a globally recognized training and mission systems integrator. As part of the collaboration, CAE has agreed to provide Maintenance Training Devices, to assist in the development of Flight Training Devices, and deliver other training products including... Read more

Bell Textron Canada Launches MRO Capability

Bell Textron Canada Launches MRO Capability

7-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service in its Mirabel, Canada facility. The increasing demand for customer support and services in North America prompted Bell to provide MRO services directly to all operators of Bell aircraft in Canada. The Mirabel facility provides these services... Read more

06-Oct-21 N505TJ Bell 429 Batavia, US-New York

06-Oct-21 N505TJ Bell 429 Batavia, US-New York

7-Oct-2021

Helicopter was inbound from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Operator’s post on Facebook stated : Mercy Flight’s Batavia-based helicopter N505TJ was involved in a hard landing near the Genesee County Airport. No patients were onboard at the time of the incident, and all four of the Mercy Flight crew members involved sustained no injuries as a... Read more

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

6-Oct-2021

FAA state this was due to loss of tail rotor effectiveness The State Police pilot, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Press report says State Police report helicopter seriously damaged... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 GPS receiver work

Bell Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 GPS receiver work

1-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $15,373,444 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0805) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides systems engineering, technical, logistics support and retrofit of the Miniaturized Airborne Global Positioning System Receiver 2000 for integration onto the V-22 Osprey aircraft. Work will be performed in Ridley Park,... Read more

Bell Textron Canada Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence

Bell Textron Canada Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence

30-Sep-2021Source: Bell

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. From its first Bell 206B Jet Ranger aircraft produced in 1986, through... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $9M for V-22 control display unit work

Bell Boeing awarded $9M for V-22 control display unit work

30-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $8,947,039 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0057) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides for the design and development of a replacement keyboard unit for the V-22 control display unit due to functional obsolescence in support of the V-22 Flight Control System redesign. Work... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $214M order for V22 flight control system redesign

Bell Boeing awarded $214M order for V22 flight control system redesign

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $214,394,944 cost-plus-incentive-fee order (N0001921F0327) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides for the redesign and development of the V-22 Flight Control System, to include the flight control computer, cockpit interface unit and associated test equipment due to functional obsolescence, cybersecurity initiatives,... Read more

Bell Boeing begin Nacelle Improvements on US Air Force CV-22  

Bell Boeing begin Nacelle Improvements on US Air Force CV-22  

27-Sep-2021Source: Bell

The first Air Force CV-22 Osprey designated for nacelle improvement modifications arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center on Sept. 21. The aircraft is part of an ongoing process by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing (NYSE: BA) (together referred to as “Bell Boeing”) to further increase the Osprey’s reliability and... Read more

New Bell 407GXi Customer Takes Delivery by Undertaking Transatlantic Flight

New Bell 407GXi Customer Takes Delivery by Undertaking Transatlantic Flight

27-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has delivered a Bell 407GXi with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to a Ukrainian corporate customer. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around Ukraine. “The Bell 407GXi demonstrates incredible performance and has proven to be a reliable aircraft that supports the needs and... Read more

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

27-Sep-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for protective floor and cargo panels designed for Bell 429 aircraft. Alpine Aerotech worked closely with both domestic, and international customers to ensure the kit is suitable... Read more

25-Sep-21 N668RL Bell 407 Patterson, US-Louisiana

25-Sep-21 N668RL Bell 407 Patterson, US-Louisiana

25-Sep-2021

Bell 407 N662RL was lifting off for departure when it drifted backwards into sister ship N668RL of the same operator... Read more

25-Sep-21 N662RL Bell 407 Patterson, US-Louisiana

25-Sep-21 N662RL Bell 407 Patterson, US-Louisiana

25-Sep-2021

Bell 407 N662RL was lifting off for departure when it drifted backwards into sister ship N668RL of the same operator  ... Read more

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

22-Sep-2021Source: Bell

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... Read more

Bell opens 525 Experience Center in Norway

Bell opens 525 Experience Center in Norway

21-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled 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. “Norway is a... Read more

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