Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Competition
Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, prefers a light lift and a heavy payload. It is a leading manufacturer of commercial helicopters, manned and unmanned vertical lift aircraft, and military tiltrotor aircraft, which lift like a helicopter but fly like an airplane with twice the speed and triple the payload as a traditional helicopter. Different models are suited for transporting troops, emergency medical provisioning, search and rescue, and warfighting. With partner Boeing, Bell produces the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for the US Department of Defense. Bell also provides training and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services. It maintains operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.