Helicopters Bell opens new facility in Wichita
Textron Aviation company Bell has celebrated the opening of a new facility in Wichita, Kansas.
An opening ceremony was celebrated by Bell at its new facility in Wichita, Kansas. The company also celebrated the good Textron partnerships throughout Kansas. This new facility will support multiple Bell programs and busines areas.
It will be a home to business areas of the company like corporate services, professional manufacturing, engineering and supply chain. Earlier this year, Bell invested in this new office and it underlines its ambitions to grow its services in the country.
During the ceremony, which was commemorated by employees and executive leadership, Mitch Snyder, president and CEO, Bell commented: “We want to thank the state of Kansas and the Wichita community for going above and beyond to support our business [...] We are excited to establish the Bell name in Wichita.”
David Toland, Secretary of Commerce, Kansas Department of Commerce said: “This amazing development is still more proof of the enormous potential and excellence of the aerospace industry in Wichita [...] Congratulations to Bell, Textron and Wichita on this historic partnership, which will propel Kansas aviation into an even brighter future.”
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) added: “The new Bell facility in Wichita is a great addition to the Air Capital of the World and will continue Kansas’ leadership in aerospace manufacturing [...] I look forward to seeing Bell contribute to our strong aviation industry as a defence and commercial leader.”
For the long-term, Bell is planning to strengthen and to grow its workforce and capabilities at the new facility, in order to help support new and major programs from the manufacturer during critical stages of development.
“Bell is well known for its innovation which makes it a perfect fit for Wichita,” concluded Andrew Nave, Executive Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Wichita Partnership. “Wichita is the Air Capital of the World and with resources like WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research and our extensive supply chain, our region is leading innovation in design, engineering, testing and manufacturing in aerospace and beyond.”
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