Take a glimpse into Bell’s Q1 and Q2 successes

1. U.S. Army and Bell teams get to work on Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Program

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This contract is the critical next phase for modernizing Army Aviation. In partnership with the Army, Team Valor is delivering transformational capabilities to warfighters in a rapid and sustainable process. In addition to major gains in speed, range, and agility the V-280 improves maintainability and programmatic affordability because of investments in digital tools.

The V-280 is an example of Bell’s focus on delivering the best technology with the competitive edge required for the U.S. Army, the Joint Force, and its Allies and Partners to win on the future battlefield.

2. Record High Commercial Business Sales

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Bell maintains a strong consumer demand for its commercial aircraft, including successful signed purchase agreements and aircraft deliveries to corporate customers across Europe, Africa, and Australia. The commercial business also celebrates the first Bell 407GXi sales ever made in Taiwan and Turkey.

3. Special Mission Aircraft Revealed

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During Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) 2023, Bell debuted its first militarized-commercial aircraft: the Bell 407M special mission aircraft.

4. Paving the Way 


Lisa Atherton was appointed as the President and CEO of Bell.

5. Long-Standing Military Business Success


Bell’s military business celebrates success across the globe, with the first flight of the Czech-Republic’s AH-1Z, the successful completion of the AH-1Z program of record for the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the H-1 fleet surpassing half a million flight hours.

6. Sustainable. Innovative. Making History.

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Partnering with Safran Helicopter Engines, Neste, GKN Aerospace and Virent Inc., the Bell 505 made history as the world’s first ever single engine helicopter to fly with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

7. Wave of Public Safety Success

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Bell’s public safety division reached new heights with the Minster of Defense of Argentina, Polish National Police, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, Life Flight Network, and Global Medical Response adding Bell 407GXis to their fleets. Seven additional law enforcement and HEMS agencies located across the globe added Bell aircraft to their public safety units.

8. Celebrating Women Aviators


During HAI Heli-Expo 2023, Bell hosted an ‘Embracing Equity’ panel with a dynamic group of aviation experts to discuss pressing topics facing women in aviation and to encourage more women to take the leap into the aviation field.  

9. Solidified in Safety 

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Bell’s Mexico facility celebrated nearly three years without recordable injuries, and Bell’s Repair and Overhaul Center (ROC) celebrated over one year without recordable injuries.

10. Bell Canada Earns Three Top Employer Awards

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Bell Canada was ranked on the Canadian Defence Review’s ‘Top 100 Defence Companies’, Canada’s Top 100 Employers’ ‘Montreal’s Top Employers 2023’ for a third consecutive year, and Glassdoor’s “Top 25 Best Places to Work in Canada”.

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