The Next 85 Years


From having a key role in the landing of the first lunar mission to producing 150 aircraft a month for U.S. warfighters in Vietnam, our legacy is filled with flight milestones that have stunned audiences, saved lives and changed the world. An entire aviation portfolio stemming from the vision of one man - Larry Bell. His gift of foresight for vertical lift technology has propelled our company to where it stands today. That is why we cannot honor our remarkable past without looking towards the future.

So, what can we expect for the next 85 years? As the world moves towards more eco-friendly solutions, we will consider innovative ways to harness the power of electric and alternate propulsion systems to elevate our aircraft capabilities, current or new, military or commercial.

We’ll leverage innovation in autonomy to produce efficient vehicles capable of performing a broad range of missions. What started with APT 70’s autonomous flight in August 2019 will only grow into more autonomous opportunities with passenger safety at the forefront.

In the next 85 years, we will continue to find solutions for businesses, but we’ll modernize them for an ever-evolving world. We’ll continue to open more avenues of transportation, but for goods, data, and critical resources, as well as people. And, we’ll continue going above and beyond flight, but we’ll do it by thinking beyond the next step.

About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 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 on-demand 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, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit:

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