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Bell partners with Government of Quebec to develop greener aircraft

April 28, 2021  By Naomi Szeben

Featured on a 429 testbed, Bell’s Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque system is composed of four small fans within a tail rotor shroud in an offset two-by-two pattern. (Photo: Bell)

The government of Quebec invested in the Coalition for Greener Aircraft, funding the Aircraft of Tomorrow program and developing new green technology in the province.

Within that program, Bell is part of a consortium leading the project “Aircraft for the digital and green mobility of tomorrow” in which the company will develop advanced propulsion systems to support future technology. In collaboration with CAE, Pratt and Whitney Canada, small and medium enterprises, and academic institutions, this project will consist of exchanging, sharing and leveraging information related to the technologies developed by each company to ensure program success.

Bell’s Commercial Assembly and Delivery Centre in Mirabel, Quebec, is home to many ground-breaking vertical lift innovations, including where Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport and Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque first took flight. With this next step, our teams continue their commitment to exploring and developing green technologies for future platforms and seeking new solutions to create a cleaner, more sustainable future.

To mobilize the future of Québec, Bell and other industrial partners have committed to deploy reasonable efforts to generate the maximum economical, scientific and technological benefits for the province.



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