BELL BOEING

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON and THE BOEING COMPANY

Bell and Boeing collaborate in design and manufacture of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. New 41,800 m² (450,000 sq ft) factory at Amarillo International Airport, Texas, completed in 1999 as a Tiltrotor Assembly Centre (TAc) for the V-22 and the commercial BA609; latter tiltrotor, previously also a joint venture with Boeing, became a solely Bell programme on 1 March 1998 and is now (with the AB139) the core of a joint venture effort undertaken in conjunction with Agusta of Italy.

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