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Bell Textron celebrates manufacturing technology center opening

March 29, 2021
The MTC is a proving ground where Bell plans to test and refine technologies and processes and demonstrate readiness and ability to successfully build and support future vertical lift aircraft

Bell Textron celebrated the start of operations at its manufacturing technology center (MTC) with a small gathering and ribbon cutting ceremony. Bell leaders and employees as well as local North Texas leaders, including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, were in attendance. This event marks the next milestone in the center’s development before its grand opening, targeted for this summer.

(Source: Bell)

"Through the manufacturing technology center, we can showcase how we will deliver the most affordable, capable and reliable aircraft for the warfighter," said Mitch Snyder, president and CEO, Bell. "As we work together to define the next generation of Bell products, it’s been gratifying to watch this new facility become a reality."

The MTC is a proving ground where Bell plans to test and refine technologies and processes and demonstrate readiness and ability to successfully build and support future vertical lift aircraft. It offers a digitally connected space for collaboration between Bell teams. New systems will be tested and vetted for production suitability before being introduced to Bell’s factories. Bell broke ground on the facility August 2020 and anticipates the facility to be fully operational later this year.

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