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Bell Mexico Delivers 800th Commercial Aircraft Cabin

Bell Mexico Delivers 800th Commercial Aircraft Cabin

12-Apr-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at FIDAE 2024 that Bell Mexico successfully delivered the 800th commercial aircraft cabin to Bell Canada Assembly Center for aircraft assembly. This news comes nearly a year after Bell Mexico celebrated its 15-year operational anniversary. “The 800th cabin milestone is a testament to not only Bell’s commitment to our... Read more

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

11-Apr-2024Source: Fort Worth Texas

City Council on Tuesday evening authorized the Police Department to purchase a new helicopter to replace an aging aircraft that requires frequent maintenance. What it will cost: Purchase price for the Bell 505 helicopter is $2,062,242. A contract with CNC Technologies to upfit the helicopter with police mission equipment is $1,896,049, for a total purchase... Read more

The Next Chapter for Bell’s H-1 Begins

The Next Chapter for Bell’s H-1 Begins

2-Apr-2024Source: Bell

The first Bell AH-1Z set to receive the Structural Improvement Electrical Power Upgrade (SIEPU) modification to be provided by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company, under a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, has arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center.  SIEPU modifications optimize the aircraft to improve mission capabilities, aircrew safety, and interoperability... Read more

Louisiana State Police Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 407GXis

Louisiana State Police Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 407GXis

27-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 407GXis to Louisiana State Police. “Bell is honored the Louisiana State Police have chosen the Bell 407GXi to expand their public safety mission capabilities,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America. “With its upgraded avionics and customizable cabin space,... Read more

Bell delivers Indonesia’s first Designer Series 429

Bell delivers Indonesia’s first Designer Series 429

26-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of Indonesia’s first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to SOTA Holdings Pte Ltd. Following the successful delivery, PT National Utility Helicopters (NUH), one of Indonesia’s largest helicopter operators and management companies, will manage and operate the Bell 429 for a Jakarta-based agribusiness operating in... Read more

Astronautics providing integrated flight display in Bell 412EP cockpit retrofit kit

Astronautics providing integrated flight display in Bell 412EP cockpit retrofit kit

25-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the FAA certification for its Basix-Pro Glass Retrofit Kit for Bell 412EP models. The new glass cockpit retrofit kit benefits include reduced pilot workload, increased precision and improved situational awareness. “As a part of Bell’s Customer Support and Service offerings, we are committed to developing and... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $19M for Japanese V-22 support

Bell Boeing awarded $19M for Japanese V-22 support

22-Mar-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $19,324,299 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F0167) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001922G0002). This order provides recurring and non-recurring engineering to complete software upgrades for the government of Japan in support of V-22 aircraft program. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (50%); Fort Worth,... Read more

Bell awarded $455M contract for 12 AH-1Z for Nigeria

Bell awarded $455M contract for 12 AH-1Z for Nigeria

14-Mar-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $455,000,000 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract for the production and delivery of 12 AH-1Z helicopters for the government of Nigeria, as well as provides associated engineering, program management and logistics support, and non-recurring engineering for obsolescence. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80%); and Amarillo, Texas... Read more

Honda Airways Purchases Its First Bell 505 in Japan

Honda Airways Purchases Its First Bell 505 in Japan

13-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to Honda Airways in Japan. Honda Airways, a subsidiary of Honda Motors, was established in 1964 by Souichiro Honda, legendary founder of Honda Motors. Today, Honda Airways offers scenic flights using light aircraft and helicopters, skydiving, corporate charters, flight... Read more

Japan’s first Designer series B429 sold to JGAS

Japan’s first Designer series B429 sold to JGAS

12-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for Japan’s first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to Japan General Aviation Service (JGAS). JGAS is a leading Japanese aerospace organization offering aircraft sales and aftermarket support services. After delivery, Japan Biz Aviation Co. Ltd. (JBZ), a subsidiary of JGAS, will utilize... Read more

Bell Announces Weapon Systems Integration Lab

Bell Announces Weapon Systems Integration Lab

11-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Grand Opening of its Weapon System’s Integration Lab (WSIL) in Arlington, TX. The state-of-the-art facility will aid in in the safe, rapid, and efficient integration and test of a next generation fly-by-wire tiltrotor and mission systems using a modular open systems approach (MOSA) for the... Read more

Oil company Equinor commits to 10 Bell 525s and 5 AW189s

Oil company Equinor commits to 10 Bell 525s and 5 AW189s

5-Mar-2024Source: Equinor

Equinor secures 15 new helicopters for passenger traffic on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) through contracts with helicopter manufacturers Bell and Leonardo. After an extensive process, Equinor has qualified new helicopter types for passenger transport on the NCS. Under these contracts, Equinor will receive ten new Bell 525 helicopters and five AW189 helicopters. “These helicopter... Read more

QuikTrip Corp signs for second Bell 429

QuikTrip Corp signs for second Bell 429

5-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced during HAI Heli Expo 2024 the signed purchase agreement to QuikTrip Corporation for their second Bell 429. QuikTrip Corporation, commonly known as QuikTrip (QT), operates a rapidly growing convenience store chain located in 18 U.S. states. QuikTrip Corporation plans to use the Bell 429s to seamlessly transport executives... Read more

Cadorath delivers first overhauled M250 C30P engine

Cadorath delivers first overhauled M250 C30P engine

4-Mar-2024Source: Cadorath

Cadorath has marked a significant achievement by delivering its first fully overhauled and tested Rolls-Royce M250C30P engine to Meridian Helicopters. This milestone delivery aligns with Cadorath’s recent elevation to an Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) within the Rolls-Royce First Network, a status attained in late 2023. The engine, meticulously overhauled by Cadorath, powers... Read more

Bell signs first Bell 525 Purchase Agreement

Bell signs first Bell 525 Purchase Agreement

4-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Equinor for the sale of 10 Bell 525 aircraft for North Sea offshore operations with deliveries expected to begin in 2026. The 525 offers Equinor superior technological innovation in terms of helicopter safety, reduced CO2 emissions, pilot support systems, passenger comfort and internal... Read more

Bell announces delivery of a Bell 505 for line patrol

Bell announces delivery of a Bell 505 for line patrol

1-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at HAI Heli Expo 2024 the successful delivery of a Bell 505 to Aerial Patrol. The powerline and pipeline utility inspection company located in Little Rock, Arkansas supports major power and energy providers across the U.S. with services including helicopter aerial surveys for utility use, aerial photography, and critical... Read more

GE Aerospace launches Next-Gen Rotor Analysis Diagnostics with Henley Air

GE Aerospace launches Next-Gen Rotor Analysis Diagnostics with Henley Air

1-Mar-2024Source: GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace announced Henley Air as the launch customer for the Rotor Analysis Diagnostic System Next Generation (RADS-NG). The system will be used across Henley Air’s fleet of helicopters including the Bell 222 UT, Bell 206 and 206L, Bell 407, Dauphin AS 365, and Augusta 119 MK11. “The RADS-NG will differentiate Henley Air as a... Read more

Leonardo and Bell to evaluate collaboration on tilt rotor technologies

Leonardo and Bell to evaluate collaboration on tilt rotor technologies

29-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Leonardo S.p.A., have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate cooperation opportunities in the tiltrotor technology domain. As global leaders in designing, manufacturing, and supporting rotorcraft for commercial and military applications, Bell and Leonardo share a multi-decade history of industrial cooperation on both traditional helicopters... Read more

Chinook Helicopters appointed Bell 505 Dealers for western Canada

Chinook Helicopters appointed Bell 505 Dealers for western Canada

29-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced during HAI Heli-Expo that it has appointed Chinook Helicopters as an authorized Bell 505 dealership serving western Canada. “As a premier rotorcraft and fixed-wing training academy in British Columbia, Canada, Chinook Helicopters has established a strong network of operators and maintainers,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America.... Read more

Onboard Systems names Canadian Launch Customer for Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook System

Onboard Systems names Canadian Launch Customer for Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook System

29-Feb-2024Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems announced that Blackcomb Helicopters LP of British Columbia, Canada, has committed to purchase four Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook Systems during the 2024 HAI Heli-Expo tradeshow in Anaheim, California. The forthcoming Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook System is in development and is expected to receive FAA and Transport Canada STC certification by... Read more

Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

28-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting and parapublic missions globally and add to Bell’s total fleet of 500 Bell 429s worldwide. “Bell is honored... Read more

Meridian Helicopters Delivers Completely Refurbished Bell 206L3 to Lasen Inc.

Meridian Helicopters Delivers Completely Refurbished Bell 206L3 to Lasen Inc.

28-Feb-2024Source: Meridian Helicopters

Meridian Helicopters LLC is proud to announce the successful delivery of a fully refurbished Bell 206L3 helicopter to Lasen Inc., marking the company’s 27th comprehensive tip-to-tail refurbishment project. This helicopter has been specifically tailored to meet the unique operational needs of Lasen Inc., a specialist in helicopter LiDAR leak detection for pipelines based in Las... Read more

CNC Technologies completes Mission Suite Integrations on two Bell 505s for Florida Fish and Wildlife

CNC Technologies completes Mission Suite Integrations on two Bell 505s for Florida Fish and Wildlife

28-Feb-2024Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced the completion of two fully equipped Bell 505 helicopters and one fully equipped Cessna Caravan airplane for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The Bell 505 helicopters are each outfitted with an L3/Wescam MX10 imager,... Read more

Bell Signs Customer Service Facility Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation

Bell Signs Customer Service Facility Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation

28-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation to establish its role as an authorized Bell Customer Service Facility (CSF) and provide service for Bell 212, Bell 412 and the SUBARU Bell 412EPX commercial aircraft. This new agreement further demonstrates both organizations’ dedication to providing exceptional customer support and showcasing... Read more

Airwolf TT straps for Bell UH-1 TT approved by US Defense Logistics Agency

Airwolf TT straps for Bell UH-1 TT approved by US Defense Logistics Agency

28-Feb-2024Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace’s- Medium Bell UH-1 TT Straps have received USA DLA Source Approval under NSN: 3040-01-299-8100 Airwolf has sold thousands of TT straps for Bell UH-1, 204, 205, 210 and 212 helicopters under its FAA STC and STC validations by EASA. Transport Canada, and Brazil ANAC. They are now pleased to announce that their medium... Read more

Outerlink Air IP adds FAA STC approvals to AW139, B407 and S76

Outerlink Air IP adds FAA STC approvals to AW139, B407 and S76

28-Feb-2024Source: Outerlink

Outerlink’s multicellular Air IP is expanding with additional FAA STC approvals and expanding across law enforcement and corporate clients. The key to Air IP’s success is the ability to provide ample bandwidth for everyone onboard simultaneously. Users report consistent connectivity at over 140 mph and thousands of feet above the ground for up to ten... Read more

Bell delivers 412EPXs to two Southern California County Sheriffs

Bell delivers 412EPXs to two Southern California County Sheriffs

27-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful deliveries of three SUBARU Bell 412EPXs, two to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and one to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, during HAI Heli Expo 2024. “Bell is thrilled to partner with both San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as... Read more

Airwolf Aerospace releases new charger for Airwolf Lithium-Ion Battery Installations

Airwolf Aerospace releases new charger for Airwolf Lithium-Ion Battery Installations

27-Feb-2024Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace announced that the company has attained FAA STC approval for the installation of True Blue Power® TB17 Lithium-ion STC kits for the Airbus H125/AS350, AS355, EC-120, H130/EC130, Bell 206A/B, 206L/L1/L3/L4, Enstrom 480B, Hiller UH-12E and MD 369/500 helicopters and the True Blue Power® TB20 battery in H125/AS350, AS355 helicopters. Operators of these aircraft... Read more

Entrol delivers Bell 505 simulators to CAE for USAF training

Entrol delivers Bell 505 simulators to CAE for USAF training

27-Feb-2024Source: Entrol

Entrol has delivered three Bell 505 configured simulators to CAE Defense & Security in support of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Rotary Wing (IFT-R), Introductory Flight Training at the CAE Dothan Training Center. Entrol was subcontracted to deliver two H1000 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) devices with the Bell 505 configuration and one Bell 505-based... Read more

EASA approves Garmin GFC600H on Bell 505

EASA approves Garmin GFC600H on Bell 505

26-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Ahead of HAI Heli-Expo 2024, Bell shared that Garmin’s GFC™ 600H flight control system on the Bell 505 has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In addition to EASA approval, GFC 600H for Bell 505 has previously received FAA and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval. Bell has delivered more than 505... Read more

Philippines – Sky Yard Aviation Corp buys Bell 429

Philippines – Sky Yard Aviation Corp buys Bell 429

26-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a highly customized Bell 429 helicopter to Sky Yard Aviation Corporation in the Philippines. The delivery of this aircraft, completed at the end of 2023, brings the total number of Bell 429 helicopters operating in the Philippines to twelve. This particular Bell 429... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $12M contract to improve CV-22 proprotor gearboxes

Bell-Boeing awarded $12M contract to improve CV-22 proprotor gearboxes

26-Feb-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $11,544,539 modification (P00013) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification adds scope to procure three shipsets of proprotor gearboxes in support of the Nacelle Improvements Step 2 requirement for CV-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Amarillo,... Read more

Aerobee Corporation Takes Delivery of First Bell 407GXi in Philippines

Aerobee Corporation Takes Delivery of First Bell 407GXi in Philippines

22-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi helicopter in the Philippines to Aerobee Corporation. “Bell’s Asia Pacific operators continue to recognize the 407GXi’s low cost of ownership and proven performance to meet their clients’ discerning needs. Now available with full IFR certification and backed by industry-leading... Read more

Bell Showcases Designer Series Bell 429 at Singapore Airshow

Bell Showcases Designer Series Bell 429 at Singapore Airshow

21-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, will showcase the Designer Series Bell 429 commercial helicopter for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Singapore Airshow 2024. The Designer Series elevates the Bell 429 cabin experience with superior leathers specially tailored to cover seats, consoles, door accent panels and headliner. Also included are... Read more

Bell signs contracts with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

Bell signs contracts with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

21-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, continues to see robust sales of its Bell 505 helicopter across the Asia Pacific region. The latest contracts signed with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines demonstrate the ongoing demand. Leading the new orders at the Singapore Airshow 2024 was Hammock Helicopter, a Malaysian helicopter services... Read more

Blackcomb Helicopters to install GPMS HUMS on four EC135s and four Bell 212HPs

Blackcomb Helicopters to install GPMS HUMS on four EC135s and four Bell 212HPs

20-Feb-2024Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced that Blackcomb Helicopters, a leading helicopter utility provider in Western Canada, has chosen to equip their four Airbus EC135s and four Bell 212HPs with the industry’s leading health and usage monitoring system, Foresight MX. “Blackcomb Helicopters choosing to equip their fleet with Foresight MX HUMS is turning point for utility operators in... Read more

Helicopter Express Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

Helicopter Express Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

16-Feb-2024Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced that Helicopter Express has completed their first installation of Foresight MX, the industry’s leading HUMS solution, on their new Bell 429.  Additionally, Helicopter Express has placed a follow-on order of Foresight MX for their new Bell 412EPX.Based in Tate, Georgia, Helicopter Express operates a mixed fleet of utility and firefighting aircraft throughout the world.  “We’ve... Read more

Arizona DPS awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

Arizona DPS awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

14-Feb-2024

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) was recently awarded a 5-year contract by the Arizona Department of Safety (AZ/DPS) to deliver multiple initial to advanced level synthetic and live flight training for all AZ/DPS Bell 429 SAR Pilots, Hoist System Operators, and Paramedic Rescue Specialists operating at their 3 aviation units in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff.... Read more

Bell appoints Heli-One for Canadian CH146 support

Bell appoints Heli-One for Canadian CH146 support

14-Feb-2024Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of rotor-wing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) to provide In-Service Support for CH146 Griffon helicopters operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), in a contract valued at over $150M (CAD) over 5... Read more

Bell Introduces new Commercial Business Sales CCO

Bell Introduces new Commercial Business Sales CCO

12-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Danny Maldonado as its Chief Commercial Officer. Danny is responsible for all of Bell’s global commercial aircraft sales, aftermarket solutions and customer service, and the Bell Training Academy. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial Corporation for nine years... Read more

US Army cans FARA program

US Army cans FARA program

9-Feb-2024

Warfighting is changing more rapidly than it has in decades, and the Army is continuously transforming based on lessons learned and a sober assessment of the modern battlefield. To meet emerging capability requirements in a resource constrained environment, the Army today announced it will rebalance its aviation modernization investments across new and enduring platforms. The... Read more

Bell Demonstrates HSVTOL Technology at Holloman Air Force Base

Bell Demonstrates HSVTOL Technology at Holloman Air Force Base

8-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell showcases High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) technology capabilities upon completion of testing efforts at Holloman Air Force Base. The team has utilized the Holloman High Speed Test Track to demonstrate the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds. “The successful sled test completion is a culmination of Bell’s... Read more

HTIGlobal runs B212 maintenance training course for A&P Helicopters

HTIGlobal runs B212 maintenance training course for A&P Helicopters

5-Feb-2024Source: HTIGlobal

HTIGLOBAL was once again entrusted with the responsibility of conducting field maintenance training for A&P Helicopters, this time focusing on the Bell 212 with T53 conversion. As long-standing operators of Bell helicopters, including both medium and light models, A&P Helicopters is committed to upholding the highest standards of maintenance and safety for their fleet. To... Read more

Queensland Police introduces EC135 ops ahead of fleet switch to Bell 429

Queensland Police introduces EC135 ops ahead of fleet switch to Bell 429

25-Jan-2024Source: ABC News

Police forced to grapple with a spate of dramatic stolen car offences in Townsville finally have encrypted radios and a dedicated helicopter to fight crime from the sky. Longstanding calls for aerial support in the north Queensland city intensified last month after almost 80 vehicles were stolen within a week. The Queensland government has announced... Read more

Nara Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture sign agreements for Subaru B412EPX

Nara Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture sign agreements for Subaru B412EPX

25-Jan-2024Source: Bell

The number of SUBARU BELL 412EPX helicopters in Japan is set to increase after both Nara Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture signed purchase agreements for two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters with Subaru Corporation. The two prefectures currently utilize the BELL 412EP. The transition to the SUBARU BELL 412EPX was a beneficial next step, considering the commonalities... Read more

Bell awarded Can$2.28 billion contract to maintain CH-146 Griffon fleet

Bell awarded Can$2.28 billion contract to maintain CH-146 Griffon fleet

19-Jan-2024Source: Canadian Government

The Government of Canada is committed to extending the life and existing capabilities of the CH-146 Griffon helicopters to support the Canadian Armed Forces and keep Canadians safe. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $2.28-billion contract to Bell Textron Canada Limited (BTCL)... Read more

Bell Showcases the Bell 505 at Conservation Convention

Bell Showcases the Bell 505 at Conservation Convention

19-Jan-2024Source: Bell

At Bell, we understand the importance of wildlife conservation through providing top-of-the-line aircraft to operators who keep preserving the ecosystem at the heart of every mission. At this year’s Dallas Safari Club Convention and Sporting Expo, Bell is showcasing its premier aircraft that is used by public safety operators and conservationist throughout the world that... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $23M contract for continued flight test support for V-22

Bell Boeing awarded $23M contract for continued flight test support for V-22

12-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $23,305,660 cost-plus-fixed-fee, level of effort modification (P00016) to an order (N0001921F0008) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises an option to provide continued flight test support for the V-22 Osprey aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the government... Read more

Bell awards CAE contract for US Army FLRAA program

Bell awards CAE contract for US Army FLRAA program

9-Jan-2024Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE Defense & Security is under contract with Bell Textron Inc. to support the U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. As a FLRAA team member, CAE will provide operator and maintenance training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations (TADSS), including advanced maintenance training systems and display and simulation effects for... Read more

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

8-Jan-2024Source: US Army

Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office, Security Assistance Management Directorate, Bell, and Security Cooperation Officers for Guatemala, pose for a photo in front of the Guatemalan Air Force’s new Bell 429 helicopter Dec. 12, 2023. The helicopter was purchased through the Army’s Foreign Military Sales program and will... Read more

Bell awarded $13M support contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y in Bahrain and Czech Republic

Bell awarded $13M support contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y in Bahrain and Czech Republic

4-Jan-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $13,775,974 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F2602) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0012). This order provides engineering and logistics sustainment efforts in support of the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters for the Marine Corps and the government of Bahrain; production and sustainment support for the government... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $10M contract for 12 CV-22 Nacelle Improvement Kits

Bell Boeing awarded $10M contract for 12 CV-22 Nacelle Improvement Kits

3-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $10,315,188 modification (P00012) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm-target) order (N0001921F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises options to provide for retrofit installation of 12 Nacelle Improvement Kits and Conversion Area Harness onto CV-22 aircraft, as well as associated... Read more

Bell delivers third EMS 429 to Air Zermatt

Bell delivers third EMS 429 to Air Zermatt

29-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at European Rotors 2023, the delivery of its third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt. “Air Zermatt’s acquisition of a third Bell 429 not only highlights their devotion to providing life-saving search-and-rescue missions in a particularly demanding environment in the Swiss Alps, but also their... Read more

Bell Announces Signed Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft with JB Investments

Bell Announces Signed Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft with JB Investments

29-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreements for two Bell 407GXis and one Bell 505 aircraft to be sold to JB Investments in Poland, to be used predominantly for private travel. The purchase of the three aircraft was celebrated with a signing ceremony at the Bell booth at European... Read more

PWC announces PT6T-3/6 Twinpac™ engine overhaul program for military customers

PWC announces PT6T-3/6 Twinpac™ engine overhaul program for military customers

28-Nov-2023Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced a new, cost-effective P&WCSMART military overhaul program developed specifically for military customers flying Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters with PT6T-3 or PT6T-6 Twinpac™ engines. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. “Our P&WCSMART portfolio was developed to assist customers flying mature engines, in many cases requiring an... Read more

Bell Selected for Phase 1A of DARPA SPRINT X-Plane Program

Bell Selected for Phase 1A of DARPA SPRINT X-Plane Program

27-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected to compete for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane program. The SPRINT program intends to design, build, and fly an X-Plane, an experimental aircraft to demonstrate enabling technologies and integrated concepts necessary for a transformational... Read more

Bell presenting live B412 firefighting demonstration at European Rotors

Bell presenting live B412 firefighting demonstration at European Rotors

24-Nov-2023Source: Bell

For decades, Bell has held an active presence in the European market by acting as a vital partner in providing innovative and high-performing aircraft for customers across the region. With hundreds of commercial aircraft groups, public safety, military, and HEMS customers, Bell continues to make its mark across the region. At this year’s largest rotorcraft-only... Read more

San Diego County Sheriff unveils two new helicopters

San Diego County Sheriff unveils two new helicopters

22-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

San Diego County Sheriff Kelly A. Martinez unveiled two new helicopters during a news conference on Monday, November 20 at the Sheriff’s ASTREA (Aerial Support to Law Enforcement Agencies) base at Gillespie Field in El Cajon. ASTREA is the Sheriff’s aviation unit which has been providing aerial support to the Sheriff’s Department and partner agencies... Read more

PHI Air Medical marks five year partnership with Christus Flight For Life

PHI Air Medical marks five year partnership with Christus Flight For Life

22-Nov-2023Source: PHI Air Medical

This year (2023) marks the five-year anniversary of the steadfast partnership between Christus Flight For Life (FFL) and PHI Air Medical. Together, PHI and FFL have achieved numerous impressive milestones, including completing more than 8,000 patient transports to date, significantly impacting healthcare accessibility in East Texas. This partnership has blossomed over the years, expanding the... Read more

Bell Celebrates 505th Bell 505 Delivery

Bell Celebrates 505th Bell 505 Delivery

21-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the 505th Bell 505 aircraft to North America based operator, Austin Claborn. The aircraft will be configured for corporate transportation. “To mark this historic program milestone, Bell wanted to ensure the 505th delivery was a memorable event for our many employees that have worked... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $41M order for V-22 support

Bell Boeing awarded $41M order for V-22 support

21-Nov-2023Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $41,681,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F0085) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001922G0002). This order provides maintenance, logistics, and program management support to meet existing and future retrofit requirements for organizational, intermediate, and depot level repair efforts in support of the V-22 Osprey for the Navy,... Read more

Bell Installs T901 Improved Turbine Engine in Invictus prototype

Bell Installs T901 Improved Turbine Engine in Invictus prototype

21-Nov-2023Source: Bell

The Army recently delivered the T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell Textron Inc’s Flight Research Center in Arlington, Texas, signaling the start of the next stage in its Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition. With the engine in hand, the Bell team has hit the ground running and have installed it on the Bell... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $41M contract for V-22 engineering and logistics support

Bell Boeing awarded $41M contract for V-22 engineering and logistics support

17-Nov-2023Source: US DoD

The Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $41,217,704 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for V-22 platform engineering and logistics sustainment support. 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 a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods.... Read more

Royal Jordanian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Bell 505s

Royal Jordanian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Bell 505s

16-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first five of 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The purchase agreement, signed on July 6, 2022, includes aircraft delivery complete with a flight training device and a comprehensive computer-based training package to support basic and... Read more

Bell delivers first 429 for oil/gas ops in West Africa

Bell delivers first 429 for oil/gas ops in West Africa

15-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Editor Note – although this is published here within minutes of it being issued by Bell, this Bell 429 physically arrived at the Caverton Helicopters hangar over four months ago on 11th July 2023 Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited for a Bell... Read more

Bell Textron Representative Becomes IAQG President

Bell Textron Representative Becomes IAQG President

15-Nov-2023Source: IAQC

Eric Jefferies, Sr. Manager, Process Integrity & Compliance for Bell Textron, was nominated and accepted the position of President of the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG®) during the group’s 54th General Assembly in San Francisco, California. Comprised of nearly 100 member companies and over 900 member company volunteers, the IAQG is committed to establishing a global... Read more

Bell Earns HIRE Vets Award

Bell Earns HIRE Vets Award

14-Nov-2023Source: Bell

“At Bell, service, sacrifice, courage, and teamwork is embedded in who we are,” said Lisa Atherton, CEO and President, Bell, and USAF veteran. “Today and every day, we honor our veterans from all branches, of all wars, who fought and protected our freedoms that we enjoy. We continue to remain united under our duty to... Read more

First three Bell 505 helicopters delivered to the Republic of Korea

First three Bell 505 helicopters delivered to the Republic of Korea

13-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has completed the delivery of the first three Bell 505 helicopters to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), putting into motion a contract that is expected to see up to 40 Bell 505 helicopters built and delivered by 2025. In May 2022, a contract between the Republic... Read more

US Park Police Celebrates Half a Century Flying Bell

US Park Police Celebrates Half a Century Flying Bell

9-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell teammates joined over 120 esteemed dignitaries that gathered at the U.S. Park Police (USPP)’s Washington D.C. headquarters, more commonly known by the USPP as the ‘Eagle’s Nest’, to celebrate the Unit’s 50-year anniversary, their life-saving accomplishments while utilizing Bell aircraft, and the exclusive use of Bell aircraft since their inception. “Bell congratulates the USPP’s... Read more

Bell Introduces Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe

Bell Introduces Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe

9-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Jacinto Monge as the Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe. Previously, Jacinto served as the Managing Director for Bell, Asia-Pacific, and as the Representative Director for Bell in Japan, where he led Bell’s commercial business in China, Japan, Korea, India, South East Asia,... Read more

US State Dept approves FMS to Iraq of Bell CLS

US State Dept approves FMS to Iraq of Bell CLS

7-Nov-2023Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq of Bell Helicopter Contracted Logistics Support (CLS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Iraq... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receive TCCA and FAA STC’s Bell Stowage Compartment

Alpine Aerotech receive TCCA and FAA STC’s Bell Stowage Compartment

3-Nov-2023Source: Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech announced that they have officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for a convenient stowage compartment that installs to the AFT of the center pedestal in Bell medium helicopters (205, 212, 412) The Alpine Aerotech AFT Pedestal Stowage Compartment utilizes dead space between the... Read more

Delaware State Police marks 100 Years with Bell 429 Purchase

Delaware State Police marks 100 Years with Bell 429 Purchase

2-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Delaware State Police (DSP). In addition to law enforcement operations, the Bell 429 will also aid in the completion of emergency medical services and search-and-rescue operations. “This year, Bell joins in DSP’s celebration of an incredible achievement,”... Read more

Life Flight Network Grows Air Ambulance Fleet

Life Flight Network Grows Air Ambulance Fleet

2-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical program in the country, has added two additional Bell 407GXi helicopters and plans to accept delivery of an additional Bell 429 in December. With 22 Bell aircraft, Life Flight Network is the largest air medical operator... Read more

HeliTSA launches PW200 Series Training in Australia

HeliTSA launches PW200 Series Training in Australia

30-Oct-2023Source: HeliTSA

HeliTSA is expanding its suite of engine courses to include P&WC PW200 Series engine type training. With PW200 engines used in EC135, Bell 429 and AW109 aircraft, the new training services a broad range of operators. The new course follows HeliTSA’s popular training model of covering an entire series in a single course. Across five... Read more

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