Bell Helicopter Textron
Director Corporate Affairs
Tel: (450) 971-6500
Fax: (450) 437-2006
Bell Helicopter is the world’s leading producer of rotary-wing aircraft. The Mirabel facility manufactures the commercial helicopter lines of Bell Helicopter. The plant is located just north of Montreal in Mirabel, Quebec; it sits on 152 acres of land and houses over 2,000 employees.
Bell Helicopter opened its Mirabel manufacturing operations in 1986 and has since produced over 4,000 helicopters for delivery worldwide. Our state-of-the-art facility measures over 660,000 square feet. Our staff is responsible for the design, manufacturing and after-sales support for all of Bell Helicopter’s commercial helicopters. Furthermore, our basic philosophy of attracting young, energetic candidates, hiring locally and training extensively has made us an employer of choice. This has resulted in a versatile workforce that is producing helicopters reputed as being the safest, most reliable and best value in the industry.
Implementing advanced technology through precise engineering and high-quality manufacturing has placed Bell Helicopter amongst the leaders in Canada’s aerospace community.
Production consists of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger, and 407 single-engine aircraft; the world’s newest civil helicopter, our light, twin engine Bell 429; and the 412EP in the medium class.
Bell Helicopter’s commitment to the commercial market is evidenced by the ongoing development and support provided by the Mirabel operation. In 2012, Bell Helicopter was awarded the top ranking in the prestigious Professional Pilot magazine “Turbine Helicopter Product Support Survey” for the 18th consecutive year.
The successful Canadian Forces Griffon Helicopter fleet is fully supported by Bell Helicopter through the recently awarded “Optimized Weapon Systems Management” contract. Under this contract, our Calgary Supply Center provides Component Repair & Overhaul and Spares Support to all the Squadrons. Bell also leverages its 400-strong Mirabel engineering group to provide technical investigations and engineering services as well as flight testing. Finally, the Government Programs group is involved in major modifications and support projects, allowing the Canadian Forces to better utilize its core resources.