Bell Helicopter optimizing manufacturing capabilities in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. — Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced plans to optimize manufacturing capabilities across several of its manufacturing facilities.

As part of this optimization program, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X final assembly in Lafayette, LA will relocate to the company’s Mirabel Assembly and Delivery Center in Quebec, Canada.

The Lafayette facility will instead receive the Bell 525 Relentless cabin subassembly that will be relocated from Amarillo, TX, and the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) modification work relocating from the Bell Helicopter facility in Ozark, AL.

READ MORE at Economic Development HQ. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter.

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