United States of America
Primary focus: Airframe manufacturer ( 1982 - 2018 )
Formerly Bell Helicopter Company.
Bell Helicopter is a leading producer of vertical lift aircraft for commercial and military customers. Established as a division of Bell Aircraft Corporation in 1941, Bell Helicopter made history with the world’s first certified commercial helicopter. Since then, Bell Helicopter has developed more than 35,000 aircraft, including the new 525 Relentless, the 429, 412, 407 and 206L-4. Military programs include the AH-1Z, UH-1Y, OH-58D and the V-22 Osprey.
Voted “No. 1 in Customer Support” for 18 years in a row by Professional Pilot magazine and six consecutive years by Aviation International News, Bell Helicopter is known for world-class customer service, superior quality and innovation. Its service business supports more than 13,000 aircraft in more than 120 countries.
Bell Helicopter is home to more than 11,000 employees working in more than 2 million square feet of manufacturing space. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Bell Helicopter has plants in Amarillo, Texas, and Mirabel, Canada, and maintains supply and service facilities in Canada, the Czech Republic, India, The Netherlands and Singapore, plus additional maintenance, repair, overhaul and service facilities throughout the world. Bell Helicopter and Bell Helicopter India/Textron India Private Limited are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Textron Inc., a multi-industry company with a global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses. Founded in 1923, Textron has grown into a network of businesses with total revenues of $11.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees. Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO is John Garrison and the Executive Vice President of Engineering is Jeff Lowinger.
Bell Helicopter is a Gold Class corporate member of AHS, Bell Helicopter Canada is a Class A member and Bell Helicopter India/TIPL is a Class B member.