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Bell Achieves World’s First Flight Using 100% Sustainable Fuel in Single-Engine Helicopter

by | Feb 22, 2023
Fort Worth-based Bell Textron's Bell 505 took flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel made from used cooking oil, other bio-based feedstocks, and renewable plant sugars. "This flight is a monumental achievement for sustainability and decarbonization in the rotorcraft industry,” said Michael Thacker, EVP of commercial business at Bell.
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Fort Worth’s Bell Will Replace the Army’s Famed Black Hawk in Contract Win Worth Billions
by | Dec 7, 2022
The Army's biggest helicopter competition in 40 years has a winner in Fort Worth. Bell Textron's V-280 Valor is slated to replace around 2,000 Black Hawk helicopters by 2030—with a tiltrotor design that lets it take off like a chopper and fly like a plane. Designed for long-range assault missions, the Valor's initial contract is worth up to $1.3 billion. But the program could ultimately be worth $70 billion across the life of the fleet, including foreign military sales, Defense News reports.
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Two DFW Companies Named Primary Suppliers for Virgin Galactic Spaceships
by | Nov 3, 2022
Fort Worth-based Bell Textron and Red Oak's Qarbon Aerospace will manufacture major subassemblies for Virgin Galactic's next-generation Delta class spaceships. The production-model vehicles are designed to fly weekly with six passengers per ship, with production slated to begin next year.  “Bell and Qarbon Aerospace are established partners who bring know-how, ideas, and resources that will enable us to produce up to six new Delta class ships per year," said Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier.
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‘Eyes in the Sky’: Bell Textron Completes Autonomous Flight Test with NASA
by | Feb 14, 2022
NASA is looking to shape the future of flight, and Bell is on board. Its drone was able to successfully detect and avoid other objects in the airspace while integrating with its ground-based radar surveillance system. Bell says the flight test will aid in expanding the industry, as things like drone delivery services and air taxi companies mature.
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Hillwood and Bell Complete a Package Delivery With an Unmanned Aircraft

by | Feb 4, 2021
The demonstration marks the first point-to-point unmanned aircraft system delivery in North Texas—showing the future capabilities of commercial operations.
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Bell Textron to Open 600-Employee Commercial Business Center at Former American Airlines HQ
by | Dec 1, 2020
The Fort Worth-based Textron Inc. company is expanding its footprint to accommodate for growing operations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.
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‘Beyond the Aircraft’: Bell Unveils its Plans for the Future of the Smart Cities
by | Jan 6, 2020
At CES 2020, Fort Worth-based Bell Textron Inc. revealed its plans—which included a new evolution of its Bell Nexus air taxi design—to make on-demand air mobility available to everyone.
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