News Article | 4/3/2006

Bell Helicopter builds new facility in AllianceTexas

Bell Helicopter has broken ground on a 200,000-square-foot facility that will be used to arm and militarize the company’s armed reconnaissance helicopters, as part of a $2.2 billion contract Bell won in June 2005.

The Army Programs Center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport is expected to house as many as 600 employees at its peak, including those currently housed in Bell’s Hurst and Alliance Airport offices.

Under the armed reconnaissance helicopters’ contract, Bell will build 368 helicopters, replacing the Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter, which is also manufactured and produced by Bell.