The only manufacturer of vertical lift
aircraft in Canada marks an
MIRABEL, QC, Sept. 29, 2021 /CNW/ - Bell Textron Canada
Ltd., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is proud to celebrate 35
years of operations in Mirabel,
Qc, Canada. Founded in
1986, the global Centre of Excellence is home to civil and
commercial aircraft manufacturing, assembly, flight testing and
From its first Bell 206B Jet
Ranger aircraft produced in 1986, through new helicopter
development programs like the Bell 429, Bell has been instrumental
for vertical flight technology in Canada. Certifying single and twin-engines
rotorcraft over the last 35 years, Bell has produced more than
5,600 commercial aircraft operating around the world, among which
1,000 are in the Canadian market today.
"For three and a half decades, Bell Textron Canada has produced
and delivered leading-edge commercial helicopters to provide
vertical lift solutions to operators, businesses and government
agencies all over the world. Along the way, we've built a
remarkable legacy in Canada," said
Mitch Snyder, Bell president and
With a renowned reputation for safety and reliability, Bell
Textron Canada has partnered with the Canadian and Quebec governments over the years to produce
and support the Royal Canadian Air Force's Griffon fleet, the
Canadian Coast Guard and the Sûreté du Québec. According to OMX,
with its Supply Centre in Calgary,
Alberta, and Commercial Assembly and Delivery Centre in
Mirabel, Quebec, Bell sustains
more than 6,200 jobs in Canada,
has 550 suppliers across the country and contributes $848M to Canada's GDP per year.
"35 years ago, Canada's strong
interest in establishing itself in the helicopter industry, their
support and funding for construction, research and technology
development, attracted Bell to this region and eventually enabled
the company to build a robust commercial helicopter line. Today,
the Bell team is a driving force for aerospace innovation in
Canada and throughout the aviation
industry, delivering safe and reliable aircraft, and offering
superior customer experience," said Steeve Lavoie, President of
Bell Textron Canada.
Bell Textron Canada is represented by 1,300 highly skilled
employees focused on innovation, product development, airframe
design, world-class composite production, complete integration,
certification, customer experience, and superior service and
support for customers in country and around the globe.
"At Bell, innovation is in our DNA. We have extremely bright
minds who are passionate about pushing the limits of vertical
flight as we know it today. Here's to another 35 years," added
To read more about Bell's impact in Canada, visit Bell's webpage at
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years,
we've been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can
We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier
and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA's first
lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market.
Today, we're defining the future of on-demand mobility.
Headquartered in Fort Worth,
Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we
have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one
quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military
achieve their missions is a passion of ours.
Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional
experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always,
with safety at the forefront.
ABOUT TEXTRON INC.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its
global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance
businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and
services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands
such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen,
Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat,
Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more
information, visit: www.textron.com.
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describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical
matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date
on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update
them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks,
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A video for the 35th anniversary of Bell in
Mirabel can be found at
SOURCE Bell Textron Canada Ltd.