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Bell enhances industrial capabilities with FVL in mind

10th August 2020 - 14:45 GMT | by Ian Parker in Portsmouth


Bell Textron officially unveiled its new 140,000ft2 (13,000m2) Manufacturing Technology Center at Fort Worth, Texas on 10 August, underlining its bullish mood regarding development and rapid production of future vertical lift (FVL) aircraft.

‘The facility provides capabilities that span all of Bell’s core manufacturing of rotor and drive systems, critical infrastructure and final assembly,’ the company announced in a statement.

Bell will use the MTC — which is based on digital technologies, the Internet of Things and cybersecurity systems that manage the inflow and outflow of materials — to test and refine various technologies and processes in support of its FVL

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Ian Parker


Ian Parker

Ian Parker became an aerospace and defence journalist in 1980 on Flight International and started …

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