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V-22 Osprey Marks Three Decades of Transforming Military Aviation

V-22 Osprey Marks Three Decades of Transforming Military Aviation

During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations. The V-22 has become one of the most in-demand and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Mar-19

Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has begun the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process for its VFR version of the Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) autopilot for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “Genesys Aerosystems has already worked with the previous models of Bell Helicopters such as the 206B, 206L, and 407 to offer the benefits… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 22-Mar-19

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Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

DART Aerospace has been known to offer Full-Length Wearplates designed specifically to prevent premature damage to OEM Skidtubes on a variety of aircraft models. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns a fleet of Bell 429 that operate in some of the most demanding, challenging and severe operational and environmental conditions and therefore, cannot afford any… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Mar-19

Hawker Pacific supplies bespoke mission system

Hawker Pacific supplies bespoke mission system

Hawker Pacific announced the supply of a bespoke mission system delivered on three Bell 412EP helicopters to a Parapublic operator. Hawker Pacific Senior Vice President Middle East Region, Ian Darcy, says “our recent delivery of a bespoke mission system is a prime example of our experienced and mission focused engineering team at the Hawker Pacific… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 19-Mar-19

Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department. “The Bell 505 has excelled in the parapublic sector since we first introduced the aircraft to the market, and customers are thrilled with the aircraft’s exceptional performance and ease of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Mar-19

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International is pleased to announce its industry leading CAMP Engine Health Monitoring solution is now available for Bell 505 aircraft powered by the Safran Arrius 2R engine. As the sole factory recommended maintenance tracking provider for Bell, CAMP Systems supports Bell operators as they maintain and meet the regulatory demands of helicopter health… Read more »

Source: CAMP Systems International, 19-Mar-19

18-Mar-19 ZT-ROB Bell 206L3 Beira, Mozambique

Damaged by debris during hangar collapse caused by Cyclone Idai

18-Mar-19

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets, one of the leading business aviation companies in the Philippines, has ordered 3 brand new Bell 505 helicopters, to sustain its expansion plan. Celebrating its 6th year anniversary, PhilJets, the business aviation arm of Negocia Group, will be operating four Bell helicopters in its growing fleet. The single-engine helicopter, designed to efficiently transport 4… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 14-Mar-19

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SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

A highly customized Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, N505GT will be on display at static Booth #C08 at the 2019 Heli Expo in Atlanta, GA next to Bell Helicopter’s Booth. SureFlight’s Bell 505 GT Package includes, Custom paint, seats, headliner, metal gaspers, carpet, and repainted interior doors and a baggage compartment liner. SureFlight is a… Read more »

Source: SureFlight, 13-Mar-19

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Bell Awarded Patent For Aircraft Engine Mount Assemblies

Bell Awarded Patent For Aircraft Engine Mount Assemblies

A rotorcraft, such as a tiltrotor aircraft having helicopter and airplane modes, includes an airframe, an engine and an engine mount assembly for coupling the engine to the airframe. The engine includes an engine lug forming an aperture. The engine mount assembly includes a mount having an aperture substantially aligned with the engine lug aperture. A sleeved… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 11-Mar-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $86M Contract for Four MV-22 Upgrades

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $86M Contract for Four MV-22 Upgrades

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $85,718,447 for modification P00017 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-17-C-0015).  This modification provides for the upgrade of four MV-22 aircraft from the Block B to the Block C configuration in support of the Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization Program (CC-RAM).  In addition, this… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Mar-19

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Meridian delivers Bell 206L4 to Southern Utah University

Meridian delivers Bell 206L4 to Southern Utah University

Meridian Helicopters LLC, announced it has sold and delivered a Bell Helicopter 206L4 to Southern Utah University (SUU). The Meridian Helicopters completion of the aircraft consisted of many freshly overhauled components and engine. A complete Garmin avionics package was installed with compliance to the FAA ADS-B out requirements. The avionics package was finished with night… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Bell at Heli-Expo 2019 Day 2

Bell at Heli-Expo 2019 Day 2

JB Investments Signs for four Bell 407 GXis Bell and JB Investments, Independent Representative for Bell in Poland, celebrated the sale of three Bell 407GXi Helicopters to the Polish Police and one Bell 407GXi to a corporate customer. “This is the first sale of the Bell 407GXi platform to a European law enforcement agency,” said… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Mar-19

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Bell at Heli-Expo 2019

Bell at Heli-Expo 2019

SUBARU and BELL Celebrate Bell 412EPI Sale for Nagano Prefecture Firefighting Department in Japan Bell has signed a purchase agreement with Subaru Corporation for a Bell 412EPI helicopter. The aircraft will be operated by Nagano Prefecture Firefighting Department for firefighting, disaster relief and emergency response missions in Japan. “Bell has a robust relationship with Subaru… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-19

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Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

At this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is introducing a new Mission Communications Terminal and the latest supplemental type certificate for the installation of the Aspire® 200 satellite communications system on the Bell B429. “Our latest technologies and certifications are helping the helicopter market reach a level of connectivity it has never reached before,”… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-19

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Donaldson Delivers Filtration Systems for Bell 525 Relentless

Donaldson Delivers Filtration Systems for Bell 525 Relentless

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth #B4312), a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is pleased to announce delivery of its advanced filtration systems for the Bell 525 Relentless®. The oil filter assemblies protect the aircraft’s gearboxes, engines, and auxiliary power unit from the damaging and performance-degrading effects of dirt, dust, salt, sand, and foreign… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace, 06-Mar-19

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Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications. The FAA has issued STC# SR09899AC to ADI for the Bell 505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System which is comprised of internal avionics modifications and newly manufactured ELP’s. “As this new platform is gaining popularity in the… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 05-Mar-19

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Houston TV station debuts Bell 505

Houston TV station debuts Bell 505

KTRK has revealed their new B505 helicopter. The new helicopter, now called the SkyeEye, is lighter and faster than their previous helicopter and has a state of the art camera, reports News Cast Studio.

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

As innovators and a leader in smart, digital vertical-lift aircraft, Bell is now the first OEM to certify a Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for a light single-engine aircraft. The Bell 407 HUMS monitoring covers drive system, engine, rotors, and it provides estimates of remaining useful life to help bring predictability to maintenance needs…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-19

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Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

The National Aeronautic Association announced that 11 aviation and space achievements will compete for the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. For 107 years, the Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement. Awarded annually “… for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,” it has been bestowed upon some of the most… Read more »

Source: The National Aeronautic Association, 27-Feb-19

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Government of Quebec support Bell project

Government of Quebec support Bell project

On Friday, February 22, the Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region, Pierre Fitzgibbon, announced that phase 3 of the SA2GE project will encompass four promising projects. Totalling $50M (including $25M in subsidies), phase 3 of the SA2GE project will continue until March 31, 2021. The four promising projects of this third phase include: The Propulsion for safe, silent, eco-friendly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Feb-19

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Israel orders seven Leonardo AW119Kx trainers to replace Bell 206s

Israel orders seven Leonardo AW119Kx trainers to replace Bell 206s

Last week (Thursday), Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Italian Defense Ministry signed an agreement regarding the procurement of seven advanced military training helicopters for the Israeli Air Force. According to the agreement, the Ministry of Defense will purchase seven AW119Kx helicopters in a deal that will see the Italian Defense Ministry buy an equivalent… Read more »

Source: Israeli AF, 19-Feb-19

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Bell 407GXI certified in China

Bell 407GXI certified in China

The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Outfitted with Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck and dual-channel FADEC Rolls Royce M250-C47E/4 turboshaft engine, the Bell 407GXi takes the popular 407 series’ user experience to a new level. “We are pleased that Bell has received… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Feb-19

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Bell Awarded $240M Contract for Production of 12 AH-1Zs

Bell Awarded $240M Contract for Production of 12 AH-1Zs

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $240,266,448 for modification P00009 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0030) for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 16 AH-1Z aircraft for the kingdom of Bahrain under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Feb-19

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11-Feb-19 PT-HPG Bell 206B Jabaquara, Brazil (2F)

Helicopter crashed on Anhanguera Highway in Sao Paulo and hit the front of a truck that was passing by, and was consumed by fire.  Two fatalities, including journalist, presenter and broadcaster Ricardo Boechat.  Ronaldo Quattrucci also died in the accident.  Brazilian defence department confirmed the registration of the Bell 206

11-Feb-19

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Bell details 2018 achievements

Bell details 2018 achievements

2018 was an exciting year filled with new technologies and some pretty exciting milestones. During the past year, we brought more aircraft to more people in more places and at the same time continued to push the boundaries of flight. Check out how we went above and beyond in 2018 – we look forward to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Feb-19

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04-Feb-19 VH-NXW Bell 206 Marcoola, Australia

Bell 206 remained upright on its skids in a heavy landing during a training flight. The 22-year-old student pilot sustained injuries and was transported to hospital. One report suggested it will require a new set of skids

04-Feb-19

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Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training. “We are excited to add Bell 429s to our flight… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Feb-19

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31-Jan-19 N407P Bell 407 Church Hill, US-Tennessee

Smoke detected after using of deicing equipment.  Precautionary landing made in open field without further incident.

31-Jan-19

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Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is making investments to re-capitalize and extend the life of equipment to ensure our women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have the equipment they need to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) core missions. In support of this,… Read more »

Source: Canadian Government, 30-Jan-19

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29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

The helicopter departed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital and was flying to Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy to pick up a patient.  Contact was lost and the wreckage was found in a wood about three and a half hours later. Troopers located the wreckage of a Bell 407 helicopter east of State Route 278 and… Read more »

29-Jan-19

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V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

Building on a full year’s worth of testing and more than 85 hours of flight time, Bell’s V-280 Valor reached its namesake cruising speed of 280 knots true airspeed this week. Bell and Team Valor continue to methodically and very successfully expand the flight envelope. The aircraft continues to prove its performance is well beyond… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Jan-19

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Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

Simrik Heli Trades, an Independent Local Agent of Bell Helicopter for Nepal will conduct Bell Jet Ranger X Experimental and Demonstration Flight for the helicopter operator for the first time in Nepal. The Experimental and Demonstration flight will be carried out at high altitude of Nepal to test the performance of the Bell Jet Ranger… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Jan-19

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Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate HELI is a world class provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and the most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters and helicopter support worldwide. We are proud to announce that we have deployed 2 x Bell 412EP’s and 1 x Airbus Helicopter AS350B2 to Antarctica that departed Cape Town… Read more »

Source: Ultimate Heli, 24-Jan-19

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Bell at SXSW 2019

Bell at SXSW 2019

In less than three months, over 70,000 will flock to Austin, Texas for the 2019 South by Southwest Conference. Bell is proud to be considered for several different sessions and panels exploring topics in On-Demand Mobility, Smart Cities, Intelligent Future, and more. Attending? Click below to add each event to your #SXSW2019 agenda. 1) Up… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jan-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $144M Contract for V-22 Support

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $144M Contract for V-22 Support

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is an 11-month base contract with four one-year… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jan-19

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Bell Awarded $440M Contract for AH-1Z Production

Bell Awarded $440M Contract for AH-1Z Production

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $439,563,841 for modification P00008 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0030).  This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 25 Lot 16 AH-1Z aircraft and 25 stores control units.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jan-19

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Indonesian Army selects 9 Bell 412EPI

Indonesian Army selects 9 Bell 412EPI

Bell announced that PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), has signed a purchase agreement with the Indonesian Army for nine Bell 412EPI helicopters. Under the contract, Bell will deliver the nine helicopters to PTDI, who will then perform customization work before final delivery to the Indonesian Army. In 2016, Bell and PTDI signed an expanded Industrial and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Jan-19

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EASA certifies Bell 206 TT straps from Lord Corporation

EASA certifies Bell 206 TT straps from Lord Corporation

LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe. “LORD is very pleased to offer TT straps directly to the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 14-Jan-19

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance rent Explorer to cover for grounded Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance rent Explorer to cover for grounded Bell 429

We are pleased to announce we intend to resume flying operations from Friday (11 January) through a contingency arrangement with Specialist Aviation Services. A back-up helicopter (MD 902) will be brought online for day flying (8am-6pm, seven days a week) for the foreseeable future. Our charity previously shared an MD 902 helicopter with Wiltshire Police… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 10-Jan-19

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10-Jan-19 N828KB Bell 230 Brooksville, US-Florida (1F)

Helicopter blades struck ramp worker during startup.  The man who was killed was identified in this report as Salvatore Disi, 62

10-Jan-19

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10-Jan-19 VH-HUE Bell 205 Talbingo, Australia

During sling load operations, the load released and struck the loadmaster resulting in serious injuries.

10-Jan-19

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Bell Unveils Full-Scale Design of Air Taxi at CES 2019

Bell Unveils Full-Scale Design of Air Taxi at CES 2019

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle today during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Jan-19

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Safran is proud to power the Bell Nexus

Safran is proud to power the Bell Nexus

The first application of the Safran Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System (HEPS), the Bell Nexus, is officially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The propulsion solution of this multi-rotor vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is capable of producing more than 600 kWe power. During ground tests last June the system produced 100… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 08-Jan-19

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NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

Police can confirm that a new contractor has been chosen to supply helicopter services for our Air Support Unit in Auckland City. The change of supplier follows a tender process that commenced in early 2018 and will see our Air Support Unit relocating from its present location in Mechanics Bay to Auckland Heliport in Onehunga…. Read more »

Source: New Zealand Police, 08-Jan-19

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance grounded by Heli Charter liquidation

Wiltshire Air Ambulance grounded by Heli Charter liquidation

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) have had to ground their Bell 429 helicopter after their operator Heli Charter Ltd went into voluntary liquidation. That move means that the company is no longer trading, which in turn invalidates their Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on which WAA relies. Without a nominated AOC holder, they cannot fly. WAA issued… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-19

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Belling Boeing JPO Awarded $23M Contract for V-22 Support

Belling Boeing JPO Awarded $23M Contract for V-22 Support

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $23,325,145 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order N0001918F5004 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order provides support of ongoing flight test and evaluation of the V-22 test aircraft.  Work will be performed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland (90 percent); and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jan-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $23M Contract for MV-22 Flight Test Sustainment

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $23M Contract for MV-22 Flight Test Sustainment

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $23,201,950for delivery order N0001919F0031 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002).  This delivery order provides for MV-22 flight test sustainment; MV-22 flight test sustainment back-home support for analysis of flight tests; and flight test support for five MV-22 aircraft for the Navy, Air Force and the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $367M for CMV-22B and MV-22B Modifications

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $367M for CMV-22B and MV-22B Modifications

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $366,623,144 for modification P00014 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-17-C-0015).  This modification provides for the production and delivery of three CMV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Navy and two MV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-19

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Bell Fort Worth named Vertical Heritage Site

Bell Fort Worth named Vertical Heritage Site

In 1951, Bell broke ground in Fort Worth for the first factory in the world specifically built to manufacture helicopters. Since then, generations of iconic rotorcraft and tiltrotor have been conceived, with more than 35,000 Bell aircraft delivered worldwide to date. Bell’s Fort Worth Headquarters is the second facility in company history to be designated… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Dec-18

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Bell V-280 Valor

Bell V-280 Valor

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Team Valor marked the anniversary of the V-280 Valor’s first flight by continuing to prove the aircraft’s performance and technical maturity. As part of the U.S. Army led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program, the V-280 demonstrates that close collaboration between government and industry can deliver… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Dec-18

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Bell Boeing Joint Project Awarded $18M Contract for V-22 Analysis

Bell Boeing Joint Project Awarded $18M Contract for V-22 Analysis

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $18,000,000 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-18-D-0103) to exercise an option for technical analysis, engineering and integration on V-22 aircraft platform for the Navy, Marine Corps,. Air Force, and the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Dec-18

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Bell 505 – TB_505-18-14 – Freewheel Assembly Housing Sealant

Bell has been made aware of cases where corrosion has been found on the freewheel assembly housing surface to the engine gearbox interface. Following investigation, it was discovered that the surface paint masking of the interface of freewheel housing 406-040-500-107 is best adapted to fit on the model 206L4 and 407. This freewheel housing when… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Dec-18

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Bell and Moog Collaborate

Bell and Moog Collaborate

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed teaming agreement with Moog, for the development of the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS) to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions. “Bell continues to identify solutions and teammates that will achieve new possibilities together,” said Bell’s Scott… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 07-Dec-18

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Bell 505 – TB_505-18-12 – New interior protective pads

Bell has received field reports of cabin interior protective pads held in position with VELCRO® that disbond from the cabin structure. This is more likely to occur to those aircraft located in a hot and humid environment. To address this condition, Bell engineering has developed new interior protective pads, adding snaps to the interface to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Dec-18

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Nepalese Army receives Bell 407GXP

Nepalese Army receives Bell 407GXP

A factory new Bell 407 GXP series aircraft from Bell Helicopters USA procured by Nepalese Army has landed in Nepalese Army premises in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today approximately at 1:20 PM. The aircraft today took off from India. However the aircraft initially flew from Singapore. It took a 4 days ferry flight trip for… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 05-Dec-18

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New Bell 407 for Apollo MedFlight

New Bell 407 for Apollo MedFlight

Apollo MedFlight has revealed that they will be adding a Bell 407 to their Guymon base. Their fleet now consists of the Bell 407, a King Air 90 and an EC135, reports ABC7 Amarillo.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-18

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Bell to showcase at MEBAA 2018

Bell to showcase at MEBAA 2018

Recognized for world-class innovation, precision and quality, Bell offers premium comfort coupled with safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service. The Bell 429 and Bell 505 helicopters combine sleek exterior lines and meticulously crafted bespoke interiors for the most comfortable in-flight experience. The Bell 505 and Bell 429 have become a staple for private transport around… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 05-Dec-18

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Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento Police Department. “The Bell 505 delivers best-in-class visibility, and the aircraft’s advanced avionics and cost of operations make it the choice aircraft for law enforcement operations,” said jay ortiz, SENIOR vice president, the… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 04-Dec-18

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Bell 429 – TB_429-18-58 – Bellcrank Assemblies

This Technical Bulletin introduces the procedures to upgrade the 429-001-523-101/- 103 and 429-001-532-101/-103 bellcrank assemblies to the latest configuration 429- 001-523-107 and 429-001-532-107 which utilizes corrosion resistant steel bearings. Bellcranks upgraded in accordance with this Technical Bulletin will not be affected by PART II of the Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) 429-15-21 Revision B. Customers should… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Dec-18

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Bell V-280 wins Popular Science Award

Bell V-280 wins Popular Science Award

The Bell V-280 Valor was recognized by Popular Science with a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for 2018. This award validates all the fantastic work completed to date by Bell and its partners from Team Valor and the U.S. government. From the outset, the Bell team had a mission: revolutionize vertical lift for U.S. warfighters. As part of… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 30-Nov-18

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Bell-Boeing Joint Project Awarded $21M Contract for MV-22 and CV-22 Support

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Awarded $21M Contract for MV-22 and CV-22 Support

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $20,512,216 for modification P00056 to increase the ceiling of a previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for additional Joint Performance Based Logistics support for the Marine Corps MV-22 and the Air Force and Special Forces Operations Command CV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (46.6… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Nov-18

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Bell Awarded Patent for Tilt-Rotor Over-Torque Protection

Bell Awarded Patent for Tilt-Rotor Over-Torque Protection

A system includes a first mast torque transfer system, a second mast torque transfer system coupled to the first mast torque transfer system, and a torque limiting system. The torque limiting system includes a first sensor configured to determine a torque of the first mast torque transfer system, a second sensor configured to determine a… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 28-Nov-18

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Bell showcases at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018

Bell showcases at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018

BELL is proud to be participating in this year’s edition of Japan International Aerospace Exhibition on booth #7401. BELL has a long  history in Japan and has been collaborating with SUBARU Corporation for over 60 years. We were the first OEM to deliver military helicopters in 1954 to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 28-Nov-18

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26-Nov-18 Bell UH-1 Sancaktepe, Turkey (4F)

A Turkish military UH-1 has crashed in the Sancaktepe district of Istanbul, with four fatalities and a fifth person with serious injuries

26-Nov-18

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Bell Reveals V-247 Vigilant

Bell Reveals V-247 Vigilant

Bell revealed their newest drone design this year at the 2018 Modern Day Marine Expo. The V-247 Vigilant is an unmanned tilt-rotor that has been pitched as an idea for the U.S Marine Corps’ MUX (Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary) program. The aircraft has technology similar to that of the V-22… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Nov-18

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Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

Electric Power Systems (EPS) announced its official teaming agreement with Bell Helicopter, A Textron Inc., to develop an innovative Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. “We’re excited to work with Bell on making their On-Demand Mobility project a success.” EPS Chief Executive Officer Nathan Millecam said. “Bell’s team are… Read more »

Source: Electric Power Systems, 13-Nov-18

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Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

Genaire is proud to expand it’s fuel cell repair capabilities to now include Bell Helicopters Models 412 and 214. The care and maintenance of an aircraft’s fuel cell is an incredibly important responsibility. To ensure we are providing the best possible service, we have developed proprietary testing methods that have allowed us to repair all… Read more »

Source: Genaire, 09-Nov-18

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Bell appoints first Independent Representative in Canada

Bell appoints first Independent Representative in Canada

Bell announced HelicoStore, a Quebec based company, as the first Independent Representative in Canada. “Bell’s independent representative family allows us to BEST serve our customers around the world and we believe our friends at helicostore will be a great addition to this network allowing us to ENHANCE our customer expereince and expand our commerical business… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 02-Nov-18

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Bell expands Flight Research Center

Bell expands Flight Research Center

On October 25, Bell revealed our expanded Flight Research Center (FRC) in Arlington, TX. This state-of-the-art facility houses many of our newest technology and innovations including the Bell V-280 Valor, 525 Relentless, V-247 Vigilant and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT). During the ceremony, attendees were able to see the Bell V-280 in action: Our new… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 31-Oct-18

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Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

The Bell 407GXi has been validated by the FAA after receiving certification from Transport Canada earlier this year. Chilean based customer, Eagle Copters, took delivery of the first Bell 407GXi to be used for corporate transportation. Bell announced the latest enhancements to the popular Bell 407 platform featuring improved pilot awareness, higher precision navigation, enhanced… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 30-Oct-18

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Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy. “The… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 26-Oct-18

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Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has named Rotor Team as the latest and 15th Bell authorized Service Center in Europe. “With the Bell fleet rapidly expanding in Europe, continuing to provide the highest level of local support to our customers is a top priority,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 26-Oct-18

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Bell and Thales Collaborate

Bell and Thales Collaborate

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Thales, for the development of flight control systems for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions. “We continue to expand our team and capabilities for our ODM aircraft to bring the most advanced technology available and new… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Oct-18

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Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

Visit Bell’s chalet N04 to discover our next-generation aircraft on static display at Marrakech Air Show 2018: The AH-1Z is the most advanced helicopter in the world. Built for expeditionary warfare, the aircraft is rugged, reliable and lethal. It’s small logistical footprint provides exceptional operating value and gives you the lowest acquisition, operation and lifecycle… Read more »

25-Oct-18

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