Industry Bell opens new Global Commercial Business Center

Bell Textron has announced, that it has officially opened a new Global Commercial Business Center in Fort Worth.

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A former American Airlines building has been transformed to a new Global Commercial Business Center, which now has been officially opened by Textron company Bell. The CBC is located approximately seven miles away from the company´s headquarters and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The opening of the new CBC shows Bell´s commitment in strengthening global operations and presence. The building will house approximately 600 Bell employees. Personal from resorts like all Commercial Programs, Global Sales, Customer Support and Services as well as supporting business functions, Supply Chain, Information Technology, Human Resources and Finance.

Michael Thacker, executive vice president, Commercial Business and Technology innovation commented: “As we continue to expand our footprint in Fort Worth, it is important we create a space for our employees to innovate and think creatively [ ] Having a dedicated facility for Commercial Business will allow enhanced collaboration throughout the entire enterprise and support Bell’s vision to continue to advance the future of mobility and vertical flight.”

Recently, Bell announced the opening of a new 140,000 square foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth. With the building, Bell hopes to support the development of new technologies for future vertical lift aircraft.

Together with new planned renovations at Bell´s headquarter campus, these latest facility expansions will allow the company to accommodate the growth that it is expecting in the coming years and decades.

In the future, Bell has projects like U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programs on the plan. Furthermore, the company will have a focus on developing innovations for the aviation of the future.

Bell is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. and has been in the industry for more than 85 years. The company has strategic locations around the globe and its headquarters in Texas, United States.

Textron´s subsidiary Textron Aviation is well known for the Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker brands. Beechcraft has recently introduced the King Air 260 turboprop. Read more about it tomorrow, here on AVIPEO!

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