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Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited

Company name(s)

Legal/Operating Name
Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
Alternate Name
Textron Inc.

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Company contact information

Mailing address

12800 De l'Avenir St
MIRABEL , Quebec
J7J 1R4

Location address

12800 De l'Avenir St
MIRABEL, Quebec
J7J 1R4

Company Profile


Founded in 1935 as Bell Aircraft Corporation, Bell Helicopter continues to set the pace for the industry and expand the scope of vertical lift. An industry leader with unmatched name recognition, Bell Helicopter was the first to obtain commercial certification for a helicopter. Over our rich 80-year history, Bell Helicopter has delivered more than 35,000 aircraft to our customers around the world.

With forward thinking in advanced concepts, Bell Helicopter invented tiltrotor aircraft. These unique aircraft lift like a helicopter, then fly like an airplane with twice the speed, three times the payload and five times the range of traditional helicopters. Aerospace and aircraft will never be the same.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Bell Helicopter has additional plants in Amarillo, Texas and Mirabel, Canada. We maintain key logistics supply and service centers in Europe, Canada, Singapore as well as in the United States. As the world's premier provider of vertical lift aircraft, Bell Helicopter continues to provide superior customer support and services.

Bell Helicopter in Mirabel, Québec, Canada

Established in 1986, Bell Helicopter’ Mirabel Facility, located in Mirabel, Quebec, is home to more than 900 employees providing engineering design, manufacturing and support for Bell Helicopter's commercial helicopter business. With its 638,000 square feet of hangar, assembly and office space, the facility has produced more than 3,700 commercial variant helicopters. Mirabel has airport operations consisting of 152 acres of land, two runways and a control tower offering complete flight test and delivery capability. In addition, the facility supports customers with products such as airframe design, product development, world-class composites, complete integration, flight testing, certification and product support.

Bell Helicopter Commercial Products

Bell 206L4

Whether for corporate transport, HEMS, support for energy or parapublic operators, the Bell 206L4 has what it takes to accomplish the mission. Featuring a high-inertia two-bladed rotor system, and patented suspension system that delivers a smooth ride. The Bell 206L4 can comfortably hold up to six passengers and one pilot.

Bell 407GXP

The Bell 407GXP integrates reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability with a cabin configurable for an array of missions and payloads. Its Rolls-Royce 250-C47B/8 turbine FADEC engine delivers exceptional hot and high performance with the ability to cruise at 133 kts/246 km/h. Its spacious cabin has five club-passenger seats with an additional passenger seat in the cockpit in single pilot operations. For added passenger comfort, the Bell 407GXP also provides a very quiet and smooth ride in virtually all weather conditions.

Bell 412EP

The Bell 412EP is the daily workhorse that reliably performs in some of the most extreme climates around the world every day. Its expansive cabin provides multi-mission flexibility while its wide opening 7.7 ft. doors easily accommodate forklift loadings into a spacious 220 ft3 /6.2 m3 cabin. Along with its spacious cabin, the aircraft can be configured in a variety of ways to accommodate up to 14 passengers.

Bell 412EPI

The Bell 412EPI has the impeccable reputation of reliability in some of the most extreme climates. Its versatile cabin accommodates an array of options to suit any specific mission needs. With its Bell BasiX ProTM Integrated Avionic System, pilots are provided increased situational awareness and safety features. The Bell 412EPI's Pratt & Whitney PT6T-9 Twin Pac® engines deliver enhanced hot-high performance and improved Category A/JAR OPS PC1 performance. Additionally, with the Bell 412EPI the takeoff capability is enhanced with 600+ lbs capability while decreasing the required minimum helipad size to 60 ft. in diameter.

Bell 429

Designed with the future in mind, the Bell 429 meets or exceeds today's airworthiness requirements to enhance occupant safety, with the adaptability to remain at the forefront as mission requirements evolve. Innovation is at the heart of the Bell 429 light twin helicopter. The use of metallic and composite parts in its construction creates the perfect balance between rigidity and flexibility, safety and durability. An advanced avionics and systems monitoring suite ensures outstanding maintainability and aircraft readiness.

Bell 429WLG

The Bell 429WLG adds retractable nose and main landing gear with electrical flight deck actuation and braking capability to the Bell 429WLG's advanced integrated avionics and proven speed range and hover performance.

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is Bell Helicopter's new five-seat aircraft designed for safety, efficiency and reliability through the use of advanced avionics technology. It incorporates proven dynamic components, advanced aerodynamic design, a dual channel FADEC Turbomeca Arrius 2R engine and best-in-class value.

Bell 525 Relentless

The Bell 525 Relentless, featuring the ARC Horizon flight deck system, provides unparalleled crew situational awareness through the use of a fully integrated avionics flight deck coupled with an advanced fly-by-wire flight control system, resulting in enhanced safety levels and mission capabilities.

Bell Huey II

The Bell Huey II Modernization Program is the only OEM approved and supported Bell UH-1H performance upgrade available today. The Bell Huey II combines commercial Bell 212 dynamic components with the reliable Honeywell T53-L-703 engine, leading to an increase in hover performance in hot conditions. In addition, the Bell Huey II upgrade increases the max gross weight to 10,500 lbs, while lowering direct operating costs. Along with the Bell Huey II kit installation, Bell Helicopter refurbishes the Bell UH-1H basic airframe to OEM standards, provides a complete rewire, updates the avionics and offers a comprehensive selection of mission specific kits and customization. So whether your mission is troop transport into high altitudes, medical evacuation in hot conditions or transport to and from remote bases, choose the Bell Huey II.
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Full profile

Jason R. Moir
Title:
Manager
Area of Responsibility:
Domestic Sales & Marketing.
Telephone:
(514) 891-0815
Facsimile:
(514) 363-0237
Email:
jmoir@bh.com
Cynthia Garneau
Title:
President
Area of Responsibility:
Management Executive.
Telephone:
(450) 971-6500
Ext:
6598
Facsimile:
(450) 437-2006
Email:
cdesjardins@bh.com

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Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
1986
Exporting:
Yes  
Quality Certification:
AS/EN 9100, ISO 9001.
Primary Industry (NAICS):
336410 - Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Primary Business Activity:
Manufacturer / Processor / Producer  
Total Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Export Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Number of Employees:
900 
Product Name:
AIRCRAFT, CIVIL, R/W
Bell 206L4
Bell 407GXP
Bell 412EP
Bell 412EPI
Bell 429
Bell 429WLG
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Bell 525 Relentless
Bell Huey II

Product Name:
AIRCRAFT, MILITARY
Product Name:
AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLIES, EQUIPMENT AND PARTS NES
Product Name:
Marketing (Helicopters)
Product Name:
Helicopters
Product Name:
Helicopter Systems Integration
Product Name:
Helicopter Aeromechanics
Product Name:
Helicopter Dynamics
Product Name:
Aviation services
Product Name:
HELICOPTERS - AIRCRAFT ROTARY WING
Product Name:
Rotary wing aircraft
Bell 206L4
Bell 407GXP
Bell 412EP
Bell 412EPI
Bell 429
Bell 429WLG
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Bell 525 Relentless
Bell Huey II

Service Name:
AERONAUTICS
Service Name:
ENGINEERING DRAFTING SERVICES
Service Name:
TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
FSC Code:
1520-Aircraft Rotary Wing
B207-Technology Studies
B400-Aeronautic/Space Studies
C212-Engineering Drafting Services

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BHTCL has extensive experience in the original design of commercial helicopters. As well BHTCL is responsible for development flight testing and civil certification of its product in all countries of the world. The Mirabel entity is responsible for procurement, manufacturing of composite and electrical components, assembly and flight testing of its production. BHTCL provides product support to its
worldwide commercial helicopter customers.

Industry sector market interests:

  • Aerospace

Geographic markets:

Export experience:
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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Total plant size:

638,000 sq ft
Third-Party Information Liability Disclaimer

Some of the information on this Web page has been provided by external sources. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information. Content provided by external sources is not subject to official languages, privacy and accessibility requirements.

Contacts

Contact information

Jason R. Moir
Title:
Manager
Area of Responsibility:
Domestic Sales & Marketing.
Telephone:
(514) 891-0815
Facsimile:
(514) 363-0237
Email:
jmoir@bh.com
Cynthia Garneau
Title:
President
Area of Responsibility:
Management Executive.
Telephone:
(450) 971-6500
Ext:
6598
Facsimile:
(450) 437-2006
Email:
cdesjardins@bh.com
Description

Company description

Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
1986
Exporting:
Yes  
Quality Certification:
AS/EN 9100, ISO 9001.
Primary Industry (NAICS):
336410 - Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Primary Business Activity:
Manufacturer / Processor / Producer  
Total Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Export Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Number of Employees:
900 
Products, services and licensing

Product / Service / Licensing

Product Name:
AIRCRAFT, CIVIL, R/W
Bell 206L4
Bell 407GXP
Bell 412EP
Bell 412EPI
Bell 429
Bell 429WLG
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Bell 525 Relentless
Bell Huey II

Product Name:
AIRCRAFT, MILITARY
Product Name:
AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLIES, EQUIPMENT AND PARTS NES
Product Name:
Marketing (Helicopters)
Product Name:
Helicopters
Product Name:
Helicopter Systems Integration
Product Name:
Helicopter Aeromechanics
Product Name:
Helicopter Dynamics
Product Name:
Aviation services
Product Name:
HELICOPTERS - AIRCRAFT ROTARY WING
Product Name:
Rotary wing aircraft
Bell 206L4
Bell 407GXP
Bell 412EP
Bell 412EPI
Bell 429
Bell 429WLG
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Bell 525 Relentless
Bell Huey II

Service Name:
AERONAUTICS
Service Name:
ENGINEERING DRAFTING SERVICES
Service Name:
TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
FSC Code:
1520-Aircraft Rotary Wing
B207-Technology Studies
B400-Aeronautic/Space Studies
C212-Engineering Drafting Services
Technology

Technology profile

BHTCL has extensive experience in the original design of commercial helicopters. As well BHTCL is responsible for development flight testing and civil certification of its product in all countries of the world. The Mirabel entity is responsible for procurement, manufacturing of composite and electrical components, assembly and flight testing of its production. BHTCL provides product support to its
worldwide commercial helicopter customers.
Market

Market profile

Industry sector market interests:

  • Aerospace

Geographic markets:

Export experience:
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
Sector

Sector information

Total plant size:

638,000 sq ft
Last Update Date 2016-12-01
Date Modified: