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Spirit AeroSystems-Built Fuselage Supports First Flight of Bell Helicopter-Designed Vertical Lift Aircraft

Spirit AeroSystems-Built Fuselage Supports First Flight of Bell Helicopter-Designed Vertical Lift Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event

A Spirit AeroSystems-built fuselage was used on the first flight of the Bell Helicopter-designed V-280 Valor aircraft at the latter’s Amarillo, Texas-based facility. Spirit AeroSystems said Wednesday it developed the aluminum sub-structured fuel fuselage in under 22 months at its Kansas-based facility in support of the Bell V-280 Valor program. …

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FAA OKs LifePort Ballistic Protection Tech for Bell Helicopter Integration

FAA OKs LifePort Ballistic Protection Tech for Bell Helicopter Integration - top government contractors - best government contracting event

LifePort, a business unit of Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary, has received supplemental type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate ballistic protection technology into a Bell Helicopter aircraft platform. Lockheed said Monday the certification allows LifePort to equip Bell 412EP combat utility helicopters with the Ballistic Protection System. BPS operators can configure the …

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Bell Helicopter Gets Modification on Argentine Utility Helicopter FMS Contract

Bell Helicopter Gets Modification on Argentine Utility Helicopter FMS Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Textron‘s Bell Helicopter subsidiary has received a $27.2 million modification under a a U.S. Army foreign military sales contract to deliver four Bell 412EP utility helicopters to the Argentina’s air force. The Defense Department said Thursday Bell Helicopter will also provide helicopter training services under the modification. Work is expected to finish by …

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Romania Signs Letter of Intent to Procure Bell Helicopter-Built Attack Helos

Romania Signs Letter of Intent to Procure Bell Helicopter-Built Attack Helos - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Romanian Defense Minister Adrian Tutuianu has signed a letter addressed to the U.S government that expresses the European country’s intent to buy Bell Helicopter-built attack helicopters. Tutuianu, Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and other senior government officials discussed the planned purchase with Bell Helicopter representatives at a meeting held last week, …

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Bell Helicopter Unveils UAS Platform for Maritime Environments

Bell Helicopter Unveils UAS Platform for Maritime Environments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, has introduced a shipborne unmanned aerial system designed to combine helicopters’ vertical lift function with the speed and range of fixed-wing aircraft. Textron said Thursday it expects production of the Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor UAS to  begin in 2023 to support operations in maritime environments and locations without runways. Bell developed the UAS …

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State Dept Clears Argentina’s $80M Bell Helicopter Purchase Request

State Dept Clears Argentina's $80M Bell Helicopter Purchase Request - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Argentina’s request to buy $80 million in Bell 412EP helicopters built by the Textron subsidiary Bell has received clearance from the State Department. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday the proposed foreign military sale includes four Bell 412EPs, helicopter major components and spare parts, pilot and maintenance training and logistics support. DSCA said Argentina seeks …

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Kaman to Produce Rotor Blade Parts for Bell Helicopters; Tim Bates Comments

Kaman to Produce Rotor Blade Parts for Bell Helicopters; Tim Bates Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Kaman Corp. has been awarded a more than $25 million follow-on contract to build military rotor blade components for Bell Helicopter's UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. Kaman's Aerosystems division will manufacture skin and skin-to-core components at the company's Bloomfield, Connecticut-based facility under the five-year extension, Kaman said Thursday. Tim Bates, general …

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China Buys 4 Bell Helicopter Aircraft for Parapublic Missions; Chris Jaran, Gong Wei Comment

China Buys 4 Bell Helicopter Aircraft for Parapublic Missions; Chris Jaran, Gong Wei Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event

China-based Chongqing General Aviation has purchased four Bell Helicopter-built aircraft to for parapublic missions such as search and rescue, firefighting and other disaster management efforts. Chris Jaran, managing director for Bell Helicopter in China, said Friday the two Bell 412EPI and two Bell 407GX aircraft are intended to support the Chongqing fire protection bureau. “We …

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