Bell cuts ribbon on new Technology Center
By Naomi Szeben
Bell Textron Inc. celebrated the start of operations at the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) with a small gathering and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Bell leaders and employees, as well as local North Texas community leaders, including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, attended. The centre will have its grand opening targeted for this summer.
“Through the Manufacturing Technology Center, we can showcase how we will deliver the most affordable, capable and reliable aircraft for the warfighter,” said Mitch Snyder, president and CEO, Bell. “As we work together to define the next generation of Bell products, it’s been gratifying to watch this new facility become a reality.”
The MTC is where Bell plans to test and refine technologies, processes, demonstrate readiness and its ability to successfully build and support Future Vertical Lift aircraft and other new products. It offers a digitally connected space for collaboration between Bell teams.
New systems will be tested and vetted for production suitability before being introduced to Bell’s future factories. Bell broke ground on the facility August 2020 and anticipates the facility to be fully operational later this year.