"Bell Helicopter is a large part of the rich legacy of the aerospace and defense industry in Fort Worth. I am proud to have Bell Helicopter headquartered in Fort Worth and honored that the city is a partner in these vital investments," commented Mayor Price.
Bell Helicopter's future headquarters will be home to administration, support functions, program offices, a customer center and an integrated training facility. The Bell Helicopter training facility, currently located at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, is moving to the new global headquarters to bring Bell Helicopter's products closer to its people.
"Expanding our global headquarters in Fort Worth is a smart approach that makes sense as a business and a neighbor in the community. This is an investment in our future that enables us to become a stronger global competitor while providing our employees with a better, safer, more comfortable work environment," stated Garrison.
About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.
About Textron Inc. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.
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