Bell Textron Inc. is an American aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
A subsidiary of Textron, Bell manufactures military rotorcraft at facilities in Fort Worth, and Amarillo, Texas,
as well as commercial helicopters in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

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Bell Textron Inc. is an American aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A subsidiary of Textron, Bell manufactures military rotorcraft at facilities in Fort Worth, and Amarillo, Texas, as well as commercial helicopters in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.


The company was founded on July 10, 1935, as Bell Aircraft Corporation by Lawrence Dale Bell in Buffalo, New York. The company focused on the designing and building of fighter aircraft. Their first fighters were the XFM-1 Airacuda, a twin-engine fighter for attacking bombers, and the P-39 Airacobra. The P-59 Airacomet, the first American jet fighter, the P-63 Kingcobra, the successor to the P-39, and the Bell X-1 were also Bell products.

In 1941, Bell 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 was not dependent on government contracts. The Bell 30 was their first full-size helicopter (first flight December 29, 1942) and the Bell 47 became the first helicopter in the world rated by a civil aviation authority, becoming a civilian and military success.

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Bell Textron Inc. is an American aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A subsidiary of Textron.

Founded:  March 27, 1929; by Marcel Bloch

Country:   France

Type:  Aircraft manufacturer

Role:  Aircraft builder

Bell Aircraft
Bell P-39 Airacobra 1938 / Bell P-63 Kingcobra 1942 / Bell P-59 Airacomet 1942 / Bell 30 1943 Prototype / Bell XP-77 1944 / Bell XP-83 1945
Bell 47 1945 / Bell X-1 1946 / Bell XH-15 1948
Bell X-5 1951
Bell Helicopters / Bell Textron inc
Bell 47 • Bell 48 •  Bell 204 •  Bell 212SP • Bell 214 (Bell 214ST) 
Bell 206 •  Bell 412 •  Bell 430 • Bell 525 / Bell 360 Invictus / Millitary Helicopters
AH-1 Cobra • UH-1 Iroquois • OH-58 Kiowa • UH-1H Huey • UH-1Y Venom
Tiltrotor
V-22 • BA609 •  V-280

Dassault Aviation SA (French  is an international French aircraft manufacturer

Size 12.757 personnel, 

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Brequet Atlantiq II

The Bell V-280 Valor is a tiltrotor aircraft being developed by Bell and Lockheed Martin for the United States Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program The aircraft was officially unveiled at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Bell V-280 Valor

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