Bell Announces Global Supplier Award Winners

Bell’s ongoing objective to maintain global fleets, keep customers flying and equip military forces with world-class aircraft requires a collective effort with our own external partners. Our talented teams bring their expertise and unrelenting dedication to support this goal, yet we still need reliable suppliers to help us build these amazing vertical lift products. This year, our Supply Chain team wanted to recognize these valuable relationships by creating a Supplier Awards Program. After a thorough review of nominees, we’ve selected Bell’s top suppliers for 2020.

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From Canada and Australia to Vermont and North Carolina, we have suppliers across the globe ready to help meet our goals. In 2020 the overall award for Supplier of the Year goes to Survival Systems International for its unwavering support. In other significant categories, Bell recognizes small businesses like Duncan Industries, Inc. in California and Air Graphics, Inc. in Canada. We also chose to highlight the value of safety in our program, choosing Radius Aerospace as our Safety Award recipient. As our teams continue to drive innovation and technology in the aerospace industry, we applaud companies like Acromil and Trakka Systems that do the same. Finally, collaboration is key to customer satisfaction, and Placeteco, Inc. is named as our Collaboration Award winner - a fitting representation of Bell’s close ties with the Quebec province.

As the business works toward the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programs while also supporting current domestic and foreign customers, we’re eager to grow our supply base and collaborate with a diverse range of organizations. With the unwavering commitment and unique skillsets of our external teams, Bell is ready to take on a new era of vertical flight. Congratulations to our honorees, and thank you to our valuable partners.

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.

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Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellations or deferrals of orders; our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers; changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of our products; volatility in the global economy or changes in worldwide political conditions that adversely impact demand for our products; volatility in interest rates or foreign exchange rates; and risks related to our international business, including establishing and maintaining facilities in locations around the world and relying on joint venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, representatives, consultants and other business partners in connection with international business, including in emerging market countries.

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