Search company, investor...
Bell company logo


Founded Year



Acquired | Acquired

About Bell

Bell (fka Bell Helicopter) is a manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters.

Headquarters Location

3255 Bell Flight Boulevard

Fort Worth, Texas, 76118,

United States


Missing: Bell's Product Demo & Case Studies

Promote your product offering to tech buyers.

Reach 1000s of buyers who use CB Insights to identify vendors, demo products, and make purchasing decisions.

Missing: Bell's Product & Differentiators

Don’t let your products get skipped. Buyers use our vendor rankings to shortlist companies and drive requests for proposals (RFPs).

Research containing Bell

Get data-driven expert analysis from the CB Insights Intelligence Unit.

CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Bell in 3 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Jun 15, 2022.

Expert Collections containing Bell

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Bell is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Aerospace & SpaceTech.


Aerospace & SpaceTech

1,435 items

Bell Patents

Bell has filed 1737 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft configurations
  • Military helicopters
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date


Related Topics




Actuators, Munster hurlers, Valves, Leinster hurlers, Doors


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

Actuators, Munster hurlers, Valves, Leinster hurlers, Doors



Latest Bell News

GE Continues Progress On Engine, Support Programs

Mar 6, 2023

- March 6, 2023, 10:45 AM Bell expects its 525 to receive FAA certification this year. The fly-by-wire super-­medium twin-engine helicopter is powered by GE’s CT7-2F1, a derivative of the CT7/T700 engine family. (Photo: Bell) GE Aviation is readying two new turboshaft programs, one civil and one military. On the civil side, GE works with Bell as it completes certification of the Bell 525 super-medium twin-engine helicopter later this year. GE provides its CT7-2F1 engines for the 525. The engines received FAA certification in 2019. “We are actively supporting the [525] flight test campaign to work through that closure,” said Elissa Lee, GE director of commercial rotorcraft programs. The 2,129 shp (maximum, 1,979 shp takeoff)  CT7-2F1 is a derivative of GE’s CT7/T700 engine family, 25,000 examples of which GE has delivered to date. The new engine features an improved-life high-pressure turbine, engine electronic control unit, and a health and usage monitoring system (HUMS). GE will offer its TrueChoice flight hour maintenance program for the engine. Interest in TrueChoice is growing from operators of other CT7 platforms, especially among the Sikorsky S-92A community, Lee said. Lee said that GE intends to establish a rotorcraft operating center based on what it furnishes to its fixed-wing customers to provide remote diagnostics and analytics. “We’ve been working with some key customers on how we can provide that product to expand our services offering,” she said, adding that GE would say more about it at Heli-Expo. However, Lee did say that the company plans to make it available to commercial customers including Bell, Leonardo, and Sikorsky. A start date depends on demonstrated customer interest, but the nuts and bolts already are there. “It’s something that we use today internally,” Lee said. In the commercial rotorcraft space, GE continues to focus on digital capabilities as a means to “better support technologies and product offerings for sustainable aviation” as well as study “additive technologies” (3-D printing) in its engine manufacture. “It’s about where it fits on the engine and how it helps make a market change for the engine,” she said. GE is pursuing the technology for the CT7 family. “When we're ready to make an announcement on that, we’ll let you know,” Lee said. “They are seeing that there is untapped value from their perspective.” On the military side, GE is pressing ahead with its Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP, now designated T901) for the Army, according to Mike Sousa, GE manager for advanced programs. The company designed the T901 as a plug-and-play replacement engine for legacy Army rotorcraft including the AH-64 and the UH-60. It will also power the service’s Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and the semifinalists, Bell and Sikorsky, eagerly await the delivery of those engines from the Army to enable the continuation of competition for that contract. The new engine provides a 50 percent increase in power, to 3,000 shp, and a 25 percent reduction in specific fuel consumption. Replacing the engines on the legacy helicopters could require 6,000 units or more, making it a substantial program akin to GE’s T700, some 20,000 of which the company has delivered to date. “[We're] in the middle of testing the engine right now," explained Sousa. "We’re testing components every day of the week and collecting a variety of measurements. Then it will be tested at various altitudes in an altitude test cell that negates the need to obtain the data by flying the engine on an actual aircraft. Once that testing is complete and the Army signs off, the engines will be delivered to the OEMs to test them on their aircraft."

Bell Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Bell founded?

    Bell was founded in 1935.

  • Where is Bell's headquarters?

    Bell's headquarters is located at 3255 Bell Flight Boulevard, Fort Worth.

  • What is Bell's latest funding round?

    Bell's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Bell?

    Investors of Bell include Textron.

  • Who are Bell's competitors?

    Competitors of Bell include SkyDrive, Lilium Aviation, Joby Aviation, ICON Aircraft, EHANG and 13 more.

Compare Bell to Competitors

SkyDrive Logo

SkyDrive is a drone company that is developing a flying car. The company's electrically-powered, vertical take-off and landing pilotless aircraft is expected to be used for taxi service in cities, means for transportation in remote islands and mountainous areas, or emergency transport in the event of a disaster. It was founded in 2018 and is based in Toyota, Japan.

Volocopter Logo

Volocopter provides urban air mobility in addition to existing transport options. Its solution allows a range of users to reach urban destinations. It was formerly known as e-Volo. The firm was founded in 2011 and is based in Bruchsal, Germany.


Aerocopter has designed a mono-tilt-rotor aircraft using a combination of magnetic levitation technology and a traditional propulsion system with the aim of providing a commuter-sized aircraft that can be employed for both consumer transportation and as an unmanned aerial vehicle for military applications

AeroMobil Logo

AeroMobil is an advanced engineering company that is commercializing a sophisticated flying car, combining real car and an aircraft in a single vehicle. AeroMobil aims to make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by helping to overcome traffic jams in large areas and by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium distances or in areas with limited road infrastructure. Starting with a first commercial product now the ultimate future vision of the company is to offer Mobility as a Service using the best from the combination of the car, the plane and the computer.

FlyNow Aviation

FlyNow Aviation develops, produces, and operates efficient, automatic, electric cargo drones and air-taxis. The firm was founded in 2019 and is based in Salzburg, Austria.

B the flying car

B is a revolutionary new remote controlled hybrid car-helicopter with a patent pending design. It is capable of driving across difficult terrain using its large rear drive wheels and when the obstacles become too big, simply take-off and fly over them.

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.