PARIS, June 2015. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is showcasing the Bell 429 WLG and 407 GXP helicopters, the 525 rotorcraft simulation cabin, and V-22 model during the Paris Air Show on Textron pavilion A2.
Bell Helicopter has been delivering helicopters to customers in Europe for over 50 years, logging commercial successes in Europe with the Bell 407GXP, 429, 505, and 525 rotorcraft.
Bell Helicopter is growing its footprint in the region with the first Bell Helicopter European training facility opening in Valencia, Spain, in 2016. The facility will offer full-flight simulation training for the Bell 429.
Bell Helicopter is also investing in greater capabilities with the Bell European Customization & Delivery Center in Prague, acquired in 2010, and has been implanted in Amsterdam with its Supply Center for the past 40 years.
Bell Helicopter aircraft on display Textron pavilion A2 include:
Bell 429 WLG - the 21st century standard for light twins
Bell 407 GXP - with 1200 Bell 407s delivered worldwide, the Bell 407 GXP is a versatile, state-of-the-art helicopter
Bell 525 simulation cabin - first fly-by-wire commercial helicopter delivers a generational shift in pilot situational awareness, safety and reliability. Attendees are provided the opportunity to engage in the cabin.
Bell Boeing V-22 Model - in-demand aircraft in the United States Marine Corps with more than 250,000 flight hours in humanitarian aid campaigns, emergency evacuations, and long-range logistical support
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is a producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift and tiltrotor aircraft. Customers are flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries, officials say.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its brands, such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems.