Growing Dallas-Fort Worth into a Smart City

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For the fourth largest metro region in the U.S., things are about to get a lot more vertical. At the Consumer Electronics Show 2020, a panel of city mayors, infrastructure leaders and Bell’s very own vice president of Innovation, Scott Drennan, addressed global consumers about the ever-growing and changing Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. A region that supports seven million residents, 24 Fortune 500 companies, and the fourth busiest U.S. airport – which hosted 73 million travelers in 2019 – is inevitably bound for congestion and crowded roads. Through close collaboration with Hillwood, DFW city leadership, the DFW airport and more, Bell is determined to remove these roadblocks in our own backyard by taking to the skies instead.

Almost like a time machine – not the kind that involves a flying DeLorean – the Bell Nexus 4EX unlocks wasted time spent in traffic and returns it to the people, businesses or cities it serves. By working with Hillwood and DFW Airport to connect the vehicle to supporting infrastructure, city officials to meet regulations and our local residents to earn their trust, we’re ready to set a global example and make Dallas-Fort Worth the smart city of the future.

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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:

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