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Bell closes Lafayette assembly facility

Bell closes Lafayette assembly facility

Bell Helicopter is closing down one of its main assembly facilities at the Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana after the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) cancelled the contract to support the project. The state of Louisiana signed a contract with Bell

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Bell completes hot weather tests on 525

Bell completes hot weather tests on 525

Bell has completed hot-weather testing of its 525 helicopter in Yuma Arizona, flying the aircraft at temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Bell flew the aircraft at high-altitudes throughout the test, reaching 14,000 feet. This follows the completion of cold-weather

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Bell delivers two 429s to JDF

Bell delivers two 429s to JDF

Bell has delivered two 429s this week to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), with a third aircraft scheduled for delivery next year. The three aircraft will be used for a number of missions, including search-and-rescue, medical evacuation, disaster relief, national

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Textron and Subaru collaborate on 412EPX

Textron and Subaru collaborate on 412EPX

Textron and Subaru are collaborating to bring an enhanced variant of the Bell 412EPI to the market, named the 412 EPX. Subaru was awarded the contract to create the enhanced Bell 412 as part of Bell’s Japan UH-X programme. The

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Air Zermatt takes delivery of one Bell 429

Air Zermatt takes delivery of one Bell 429

Swiss helicopter rescue service Air Zermatt has taken delivery of one new Bell 429 aircraft — coinciding with the company’s 50-year anniversary. The company operates rescue missions in the Swiss Alps with a fleet of two Bell 429s, Two H135s,

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StandardAero announces agreement with Reignwood Star Aviation to provide Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine support

StandardAero announces agreement with Reignwood Star Aviation to provide Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine support

Scottsdale, Ariz.– May 16, 2018 – StandardAero recently signed an agreement with Beijing Reignwood Star General Aviation Company Limited to provide support to its fleet of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines powering the company’s Bell 407GX, 206L4, 206B3 and Robinson

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Helicopter shipments up for Q1

Helicopter shipments up for Q1

Helicopter shipments are back up for the first quarter of 2018 after last year’s deliveries slump. The number of helicopters sent for delivery so far this year is the highest since 2014, reaching 219 total shipments. This is a 17.1%

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Bell sells two 429s to EDIC

Bell sells two 429s to EDIC

Bell has signed an agreement to sell two of its 429 helicopters to EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy. The UAE-based training school flies an all-Bell fleet, comprising Bell 407s, 206s and now the 429. The new helicopters will be used

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Bell cuts 120 jobs

Bell cuts 120 jobs

Bell is planning to lay off 120 employees across the company due to challenging market conditions – the company announced in a statement on the 25 April. Bell said in a statement: ” On Monday, approximately 120 employees across our

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First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

Bell has delivered its first 505 Jet Ranger to Mexico. The new helicopter will be operated by tour agency Redwings (Helitour) to support tourism and executive transportation. Mr Bernardo Moreno, CEO Redwings, said: “The Bell 505 works for us because

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