Bell Textron celebrates 85th anniversary. Image: Bell Textron
Founded by Larry Bell in 1935, the company has been at the forefront of mobility, constantly finding ways to create innovative solutions. From breaking the sound barrier with pilot Chuck Yeager and the incredible Bell X-1 plane to developing the world's first tiltrotor aircraft, Bell has consistently sought out the most innovative methods to improve its products.
Sameer Rehman, managing director, Bell Flight said, "As we celebrate our 85th anniversary and applaud the innovations that have shaped us as a company, we must now look towards the future and ensure we continue to provide our discerning customers with the very best Bell has to offer. Having built an installed fleet of over 1,200 in the region over the years, we have a strong base to build on for the next 85 years.”
Rehman continued, “With mobility trends such as air taxis capturing the imaginations of stakeholders and governments across the region, our role as a company will be to evolve our approach in the development of new flight systems. 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."
Bell currently has a suite of next-generation products in development including the Nexus air taxi concept which aims to revolutionize the urban commute. Another product in development is the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT), which can go further and faster while carrying payloads at increased ranges and speeds unlike any other unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the market today.
"The future of Bell is linked to the future of flight. For this, Bell has evolved to fulfill this vision and is no longer just a company that works in aviation but rather a technology company that is redefining flight. We are wide open to any technology, opportunity, or service model that will help humans become more mobile or more effective in the vertical dimension," stated Robert T. Hastings Jr., Bell executive vice president.
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