October 26, 2016 7:54 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

Company Overview

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. designs and manufactures commercial, military, manned, and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft. The company also offers parts and accessories; engine overhaul, customization, training, and aircraft refurbishment services; and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services. It provides its helicopters to customers worldwide. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. was formerly known as Bell Helicopter Company and changed its name to Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. in 1976. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas with plants in Fort Worth and Amarillo, Texas; Mirabel, Canada; and Patuxent River, Maryland. It also has logistics supply and service centers...

3255 Bell Helicopter Boulevard

Fort Worth, TX 76118

United States

Founded in 1951





Key Executives for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 70
Chairman of Textron Inc, Chief Executive Officer of Textron Inc and President of Textron Inc
Age: 69
President of Textron Inc.
Age: 54
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Key Developments

EuroTec Japan Inc. Signs Purchase Agreement with Bell Helicopter for First Bell 407GXP in Japan

Bell Helicopter announced a signed purchase agreement for the first Bell 407GXP in Japan by EuroTec Japan Inc., a comprehensive leasing transport, service and support company in Japan. The aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport throughout the region. The Bell 407GXP is another example of Bell Helicopter's continued investment in its current products to enhance customer value and increase mission capability. The Bell 407GXP is an upgrade to Bell Helicopter's platform, the Bell 407, with added value through performance, payload capability and operating economics. The Bell 407GXP, launched in 2015, is an upgraded to the Bell 407 product line that provides an additional 50 lbs. (22.5 kg) of payload capability, coupled with a new M250 Rolls-Royce engine that improves performance and fuel efficiency delivering class-leading hot and high performance. The Bell 407GXP is also equipped with new avionics features such as hover performance calculator improvement, as well as transmission TBO extension of +500 hours that will lower maintenance costs.

Bell Helicopter Signs First European VIP Customer for its Innovative Support Solution

Bell Helicopter announced the signing of the first VIP customer for its Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) support solution in Europe. The private customer operates a Bell 407GXP and is located in Belgium. Bell Helicopters Customer Advantage Plans provide customers with comprehensive coverage solutions for daily operations. The plans offer a fixed-cost-per-flight-hour service option that protects customers budgets and their aircraft and increases aircraft availability at rates competitive to published direct maintenance costs. The private customer has signed for the Standard Plan, one of the two plans offering increased value through predictable operational budgeting, flexibility to changing mission demands and enhanced financial benefits.

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Presents at SpeedNews 21st Annual Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, Oct-04-2016

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Presents at SpeedNews 21st Annual Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, Oct-04-2016 . Venue: Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, United States.

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