Unexpected Missions with a Bell

From breaking the sound barrier to saving lives, Bell aircraft fulfill various important, incredible and even unexpected missions. Through customer collaboration and international expansion, our technology’s versatility continues to grow, creating new opportunities for our aircraft to change the world – or show customers new parts of it.

Independent Representative, National Airways Corporation (NAC) offers various charter flights all over South Africa. Recently, NAC pilot, Shaun Morris, was tasked with transporting an anti-poaching group to Chinko, a remote African park. Morris flew the Bell 407 into a tropical rainforest complete with a diverse array of wildlife and viewed different parts of what he called “Eden.” According to him, one of the benefits of using rotorcraft to navigate this new territory is the ability to land anywhere and wait out a rain storm before continuing the journey. His adventurous flight into the park demonstrates how customers can use Bell aircraft to provide quick and easy transport for conservation efforts, as well as access to the hidden paradises of the world.

In New Zealand, Bell customer Rangtikei Helicopters used their new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to assist with its first ever agriculture hook operation. This new mission comprised of lifting and spreading multiple loads of fertilizer from trucks onto steep hill country with a total of 775 kg total hook loads. As the Bell 505 continues to expand its international reach, the aircraft adds more capabilities to its mission set and proves it can take on utility operations.

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About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 85 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of advanced air mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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