The year 2021 was definitely special as the Mirabel Facility celebrated 35 years of building and delivering aircraft. This tremendous year was filled with challenges that lead to great successes for Bell in Canada.
The team achieved the impossible by putting in place a whole drive-thru vaccination service to help the fight against COVID-19. More than 8,000 people—employees, families and people in the community—raised their sleeves for a vaccine at Bell’s Commercial Assembly and Delivery Centre.
This year is also marked by the 400th delivery of a Bell 429. Bell was fortunate enough to celebrate this milestone by delivering the aircraft to the Canadian Coast Guard who possesses the biggest fleet of Bell 429 in the world.
As always, Bell is proud to support military and law enforcement year after year. As floods and wildfires have troubled the west side of the country, the Calgary team was ready to support the fleet for their missions.
Because Bell always seeks for better ways to support customers, we launched the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Center in Mirabel. This new service allows Bell to support the full lifecycle of the aircraft and offer convenient and exceptional maintenance for our customers.
Last year showcased the great capabilities of Bell in Canada. By making the impossible possible and thrilling our customer, we rose to every challenge thrown at us. We can’t wait for the next 35 years to show what we do best: push the boundaries of vertical flight and solve real-world problems.
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.
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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