Bell Helicopter

June 26, 2013 - 1:35pm

Bell Helicopter announcedforeign approval of seven products distributed through itsAeronautical Accessories brand.Approvals were received in May from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration, Brazil’sAgência Nacional de Aviação Civil(ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for numerous products, including Ukraine approvals for Bell 407 cabin floor protectors and baggage floor protectors; ANAC approvals for the health and usage monitoring system for the Bell 429, an antenna kit for the Bell 407

April 17, 2013 - 10:50pm

At last year’s ABACE show, potential helicopter exhibitors were told that they had to truck their aircraft into the static display because of a ban on helicopters at Hongqiao Airport. That policy changed this year.

“On Sunday, a Bell 407 was the first civil helicopter ever to land here in Hongqiao,” said Roger Whyte, NBAA’s special counsel to the president. “It wasn’t easy to get permission, and it’s taken a long time to go through all the authorities to get permission, but we got it.”

April 17, 2013 - 8:06am

At the ABACE show last year, potential helicopter exhibitors were told that they had to truck their aircraft into the static display because of a ban on helicopters at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. That policy changed this year.

“On Sunday, a Bell 407 was the first civil helicopter ever to land here in Hongqiao,” said Roger Whyte, NBAA’s special counsel to the president. “It wasn’t easy to get permission, and it’s taken a long time to go through all the authorities to get permission, but we got it.”

April 12, 2013 - 11:40am

Bell Helicopter unveiled its next-generation tiltrotor on April 10 at the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad A) annual convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Bell intends to enter the V-280 Valor in the U.S.

April 11, 2013 - 3:40pm

When Bell Helicopter sold its remaining stake in the BA609 civil tiltrotor program to partner AgustaWestland about two years ago, industry analysts figured that Bell was exiting this niche market. But might not be the case, since Bell unveiled a next-generation tiltrotor–the Bell V-280 Valor–yesterday at the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad A) convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

April 9, 2013 - 2:13pm

Bell Helicopter has named Sameer Rehman director of international trade support for commercial sales and marketing. He was previously managing director for the Textron subsidiary’s commercial business in Asia Pacific. To succeed him, Bell promoted C.M. Hwang, formerly commercial business development manager for Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Singapore.

April 3, 2013 - 5:40am

Bell Helicopter is growing its own. The Textron subsidiary is using its innovative “boot camp” for college engineering majors to keep its talent pipeline full and to promote aerospace careers.

April 2, 2013 - 2:35am

Bell Helicopter is moving rapidly to expand its U.S. and international product support, modifications and sales capabilities. That’s the message from company executives Danny Maldonado, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, and Eric Cardinali, senior vice president of customer support and services.

March 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

Heli-Expo 2013 has another day of deal-making to go, but as of yesterday afternoon manufacturers report they’ve already racked up firm orders, options and letters of intent (LOI) totaling at least 226 helicopters. A breakdown of the action appears on page 21.

March 6, 2013 - 6:49pm

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) held a meeting yesterday at Heli-Expo to share its experience with the government/industry working group designed to rewrite FAR Part 23 certification rules for fixed-wing aircraft and encourage the helicopter industry to apply the model for possible revision of Parts 27 and 29 helicopter certification standards.

 
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