Bell Helicopter invented tilt rotor aircraft. These unique aircraft lift like a helicopterthen fly like an airplane with twice the speedthree times the payload and five times the range of traditional helicopters.Tiltrotor TechnologyOn-Demand MobilityVertical Lift AircraftInnovationHelicoptersFuture of TransportationAir TaxiMilitary TechnologyCommunity EngagementVeteransTop Place to WorkElectric PropulsionAutonomous Vehicle TechnologyDronesCorporate CultureEmployee Experiences
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 85 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.
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.
At a Glance:
• Founded: July 1935, by Larry Bell
• First helicopter flew in 1942
• Certified the first commercial helicopter in 1946
• First tiltrotor flew in 1955
• Nearly 60% of helicopters produced are Bell
• 98% of all helicopter missions were pioneered in a Bell product
• 8,500+ employees
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