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Bell Textron Canada

Bell Textron Canada

Head Office Location in Canada: 

Mirabel, QC

Defence related locations/operations within Canada:

Calgary, Edmonton, AB; Kelowna, BC; Gagetown, NB; Petawawa, Trenton, ON; Gatineau, Mirabel, Valcartier, QC

Senior officer for Canadian operations:

Steeve Lavoie – President BTCL

Annual Sales: 

$3.4B USD Bell Textron (Parent)

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Number of Employees:

1,450 Canada; 8,000 Worldwide

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Current DND Projects:

• CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension (GLLE) • CH-146 Griffon Integrated Service Support • New Tactical Aviation Capability Set project

Level of investment in R&D:

As part of the OWSS program and GLLE project, Bell is responsible to support an innovation agenda for the fleet. Through the ITB program, Bell conducts R&D internally and with partners of the Canadian aerospace industry. OWSS – On the sustainment side, Bell is in the process of implementing an improved logistic system for the provision of consumables. Bell is also testing other technologies that will reduce tactical-level (unit) dependence on the national support system. GLLE – 3D designs which are being completed for the new variant of the Griffon will enable the production of digital manuals and the eventual implementation of new maintenance practices.

Primary Activities, products, services:

OWSS –provision of management, engineering, material (logistic) and maintenance services including but not limited to: obsolescence management, publication management, quality, flight safety and other services required by DND such as communication security. GLLE – Includes all engineering and production services to develop a new variant, the modification embodiment on 85 A/C and logistic support activities to sustain the new variant. Over the next five years, Bell will be responsible to deliver balance between the two activities so that the RCAF can sustain operations during the transition – this includes the provision of sustainment to two different variants of the Griffon. All in all, the innovation provided by Bell as it modernizes and continues to sustain the fleet will reduce the level of effort required to keep the aircraft flying, thereby increasing operational availability with the same fleet size.
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