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Encyclopedia > Bell Helicopter Textron
Bell Helicopter Textron
Type Aerospace
Founded 1935
Headquarters Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Products Helicopters, Tiltrotors
Parent Textron
Website [1]

Bell Helicopter Textron is an American helicopter and tiltrotor manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A division of Textron, Bell manufactures military helicopter and tiltrotor products in the United States (primarily in and around Fort Worth as well as in Amarillo, Texas) and commercial rotorcraft products in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nickname: Cowtown Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area    - City 774. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more large horizontal rotors (propellers). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Textron (NYSE: TXT) is a major US based conglomerate, who, unlike most other conglomerates, remains fairly large today after the glory years in the 1960s. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors, each having two or more rotor blades. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Cowtown Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area    - City 774. ... Textron (NYSE: TXT) is a major US based conglomerate, who, unlike most other conglomerates, remains fairly large today after the glory years in the 1960s. ... Nickname: The Yellow Rose of Texas, Helium Capital of the World, Rotor City USA Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Potter (and Randall) Mayor Debra McCartt Area    - City 233. ...

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History

Larry Bell jump-started his company's foray into helicopters when he hired Arthur M. Young, a talented inventor, to provide expertise for helicopter research and development. It was the foundation for what Bell hoped would be a broader economic base for his company that wasn't dependent on government contracts. Bell Aircraft Corporation had originally only produced airplanes, including the famous Bell X-1. The Bell Model 47 became the first helicopter rated by a civil aviation authority in the world and would become a civilian and military success. Lawrence D. Bell (aka Larry Bell) was born in 1894 in Indiana. ... Arthur Middleton Young (November 3, 1905–1995) was inventor of the Bell helicopter, as well as a cosmologist, philosopher and author. ... The Bell Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer of the United States, a builder of several types of fighter aircraft for World War II but most famous for the Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft, and for many types of helicopters. ... The Bell X-1, originally XS-1 was the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in controlled, level flight. ... Bell 47G Bell 47J Bell 47G in M*A*S*H paint scheme. ...


Textron purchased Bell Aerospace in 1960. Bell Aerospace was comprised of three divisions of Bell Aircraft Corporation, including its helicopter division, which had become its only aircraft producing division. The helicopter division was renamed to Bell Helicopter Company and in a few years, with the success of the UH-1 during the Vietnam War, it had established itself as the largest division of Textron. In January 1976, Textron changed the name of the company again to Bell Helicopter Textron.[1] Textron (NYSE: TXT) is a major US based conglomerate, who, unlike most other conglomerates, remains fairly large today after the glory years in the 1960s. ... The Bell Helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, commonly (or officially in the United States Marine Corps) known as the Huey, is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. ...


Today

Bell Helicopter has a close association with AgustaWestland. The partnership dates back to separate manufacturing and technology agreements with Agusta (Bell 47 and Bell 206) and as a sublicence via Agusta with Westland (Bell 47) [2]. When the two European firms merged, the partnerships were retained, with the exception of the AB139, which is now known as the AW139. AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ... A South African Air Force A109LUH Agusta (now part of AgustaWestland) is an Italian helicopter manufacturer. ... Bell 47G Bell 47J Bell 47G in M*A*S*H paint scheme. ... The Bell Helicopter Model 206 JetRanger is a two-bladed main rotor, turbine powered helicopter with a conventional, two-bladed tail rotor. ... Westland Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil in Somerset, formed just before the start of World War II. During the war the company produced a number of generally unsuccessful designs, but their Lysander would serve as an important liaison aircraft with the RAF. After the war the... Bell 47G Bell 47J Bell 47G in M*A*S*H paint scheme. ... The AgustaWestland AW139 is a 15-seat medium sized twin-engined helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland. ...


Bell Helicopter also sponsors the Armed Forces Bowl, a college football postseason game. The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl is an annual postseason college football bowl game that was inaugurated in 2003 as the Fort Worth Bowl under corporate sponsorship of PlainsCapital Bank. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...


Bell Helicopter directed it's Mirabel-Quebec plant to remove certain employees from production based on their nationality - see Associated Press story at "http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8MJ6H281.htm", businessweek 11/01/07.


Bell's decision was forced by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations which outlaws the citizens of certain countries from building "American Strategic Military" weapons. Since 24 of the Mirabel workers had citizenship or dual Canadian citizenship with one of these labelled countries they have been reassigned. —This statement appears to be an original opinion, which should be avoided.These employees have not been placed on any list and the discrimination is simply one of International and American law. —This statement appears to be an original opinion, which should be avoided. Look up Opinion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... Look up Opinion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ...


Product list

Bell 206B JetRanger III
Bell 206B JetRanger III

Bell 206B Jet Ranger III helicopter (G-CODE), built 1985, photographed at the Heli-Day, Kemble (England) in August 2003. ... Bell 206B Jet Ranger III helicopter (G-CODE), built 1985, photographed at the Heli-Day, Kemble (England) in August 2003. ...

Helicopters

Commercial

  • 47
  • 204 - Civilian version of UH-1
  • 205 - Civilian version of UH-1
  • 206 -(Currently in production)
  • 210 - Remanufactured, civilian version of UH-1H
  • 212
  • 214B
  • 214ST
  • 222
  • 230
  • 407 - (Currently in production)
  • 412 - (Currently in production)
  • 417 - (Currently in flight test)
  • 427
  • 429 - (Announced February 2005)
  • 430 - (Currently in production)

Bell 47G Bell 47J Bell 47G in M*A*S*H paint scheme. ... The Bell Helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, commonly (or officially in the United States Marine Corps) known as the Huey, is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. ... The Bell Helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, commonly (or officially in the United States Marine Corps) known as the Huey, is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. ... Specifications (206) General Characteristics Crew: 1 Capacity: 3-4 Length: 39 ft 1 in (11. ... The Bell Helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, commonly (or officially in the United States Marine Corps) known as the Huey, is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. ... UH-1Ns lifting from a field outside Baghdad on April 10, 2003 Bell 212 (C-FOKV) registered to Canadian Helicopters at Cambridge Bay Airport, Nunavut, Canada The Bell 212 or UH-1N(also known as the Twin Two-Twelve and Twin Huey) is a medium military/civilian helicopter that... The Bell 214 family of Bell medium-lift helicopters is derived from the ubiquitous UH-1 Huey series. ... The Bell 214 family of Bell medium-lift helicopters is derived from the ubiquitous UH-1 Huey series. ... A Bell 222 Bell 222U The Bell 222 is a helicopter built by Bell Helicopter Textron. ... A Bell 222 Bell 222U The Bell 222 is a helicopter built by Bell Helicopter Textron. ... Bell 407 at Airport Niederrhein, Germany The Bell Model 407 is a civil utility helicopter, a derivative of the Bell Model 206-L4 LongRanger. The 407 uses a 4-bladed rotor system with a rigid, composite rotor hub instead of the 2-bladed conventional rotor of the Model 206. ... It has been suggested that CH-146 Griffon be merged into this article or section. ... Bell 407 at Airport Niederrhein, Germany The Bell Model 407 is a civil utility helicopter, a derivative of the Bell Model 206-L4 LongRanger. The 407 uses a 4-bladed rotor system with a rigid, composite rotor hub instead of the 2-bladed conventional rotor of the Model 206. ... The Bell Model 427 is a twin-engine civil utility helicopter, a derivative of the Bell Model 206-L4 LongRanger and Model 407. ... The Bell Model 427 is a twin-engine civil utility helicopter, a derivative of the Bell Model 206-L4 LongRanger and Model 407. ... A Bell 222 Bell 222U The Bell 222 is a helicopter built by Bell Helicopter Textron. ...

Military

Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1 Iroquois aircraft in the Solomon Islands.
Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1 Iroquois aircraft in the Solomon Islands.
  • UH-1 Iroquois (or Huey)
  • UH-1F, Air Force variant of UH-1
  • 533 - turbojet powered experimental Huey variant
  • AH-1 Cobra (or HueyCobra)
  • YAH-63/Model 409 - Cobra-based competitor to the YAH-64
  • OH-58 Kiowa
  • AgustaWestland AW139 (formerly 50/50 as the Bell/Agusta AB139, now 100% AgustaWestland)
  • ARH-70

Image File history File links IriquoisHenderson. ... Image File history File links IriquoisHenderson. ... The Bell Helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, commonly (or officially in the United States Marine Corps) known as the Huey, is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. ... The Bell Helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, commonly (or officially in the United States Marine Corps) known as the Huey, is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. ... The Bell UH-1F was a variant of the UH-1 Huey military utility helicopter. ... Aircraft of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and coalition counterparts stationed together at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in southwest Asia, fly over the desert. ... The Bell 533 was an experimental helicopter used by Bell Helicopters to test new technologies and product developments. ... The Bell AH-1 Cobra is an attack helicopter. ... YAH-63A The Bell Model 309 King Cobra was an experimental attack helicopter based on Bells successful AH-1 Cobra. ... The Boeing AH-64 Apache is the United States Armys principal attack helicopter, and is the successor to the AH-1 Cobra. ... OH-58 Kiowa OH-58D Kiowa Warrior The OH-58 Kiowa scout is a helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron. ... The AgustaWestland AW139 is a 15-seat medium sized twin-engined helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland. ... AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ... Technology demonstrator for the ARH-70 The Bell Helicopter Textron ARH-70 is a U.S. Army armed reconnaissance helicopter, with a crew of 2 and optimized for urban combat. ...

Tiltrotors

The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multi-mission military aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. ... Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (Boeing IDS), based in St. ... The Bell/Agusta BA609 is a civil twin-engined tiltrotor VTOL aircraft with a configuration similar to the Bell Helicopter Textron/Boeing V-22 Osprey. ... AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ... Specifications General Characteristics Crew: none Capacity: 200 lb (91 kg) payload Length: 17 ft 11 in (5. ...

References

  1. ^ Our History. Bell Training Academy.

External links


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