Tag: Bell helicopters

Helicopter Industry Battling Back

Reading Time: 5 minutes The helicopter industry is having a torrid time with sales and deliveries down, mainly because of the low oil price stifling demand from the energy sector.  There has also been a spate of crashes, with three major manufacturers all affected. But, despite the issues, helicopter original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are all pushing ahead with new […]

Bell Helicopter Moves Production to Quebec, Creating 100 jobs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. will build its new five-passenger commercial helicopter in Quebec instead of Louisiana, creating 100 jobs. The company announced Thursday that it will relocate several programs, including final assembly of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, which will be done in Mirabel, Que., instead of Lafayette, La. “The relocation of these programs […]