Commercial

Bell Helicopter Delivered More Commercial Helos than Military in 3rd Quarter 2017

By S.L. Fuller | October 20, 2017

Bell 412. Photo courtesy of Falcon Aviation Services

Bell 412. Photo courtesy of Falcon Aviation Services

Bell Helicopter revenues were up $78 million, parent company Textron said. Textron’s third quarter results showed that Bell delivered more commercial models, the same amount of H-1s and less V-22s compared to last year’s third quarter.

Textron said Bell delivered 39 commercial helicopters, which is an increase of 14 units from the same quarter last year. The eight H-1s delivered was the same as last year’s third quarter. Five Bell-Boeing V-22s were delivered this quarter, which is six less than in the same quarter last year.

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Segment profit for Bell was up $9 million. Backlog at the end of the third quarter this year was $5 billion, down $413 million from the end of the second quarter.

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