Bell Helicopter Textron Insurance
Bell Helicopter Textron is one of the most recognizable Rotor Wing Aircraft manufacturers in the world. Bell Helicopter Textron has been an industry leader in vertical lift aircraft since it was founded in 1935 by Larry Bell. This Fort Worth, Texas based company designed its first helicopter, the Model 30, in 1941. It was built partly of plywood beams and the rotor blades were a composite of balsa wood! Today, Bell Helicopter has delivered more than 35,000 aircraft and is widely viewed as one of the world's most popular helicopter manufactures with a reputation for superior quality, service, and an outstanding safely record.
The commercial line of Bell Helicopters consists of more than 13,000 aircraft operating in over 120 countries. For decades the Bell 206 and Bell 407 have been two of the bestselling civil helicopters on the global market. The Bell 206 Jet Ranger has a fleet of over 7,300 aircraft and more than 38 million flight hours, making it one of the world’s most popular helicopters. The Bell Helicopter commercial line’s continued success is largely due to the fact that compared to similar rotor wing aircraft in this class it is very affordable to own, maintain and insure. Bell Helicopters renowned safety record makes them one of the most insurable helicopters in the aviation insurance market. Bell continues their tradition of innovation and quality in the general aviation market with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and the Bell 525 Relentless. These Bell Helicopters not only maintain the Bell tradition of reliability and safety but also offer superior avionics and luxury interior options for their cabins.
Bell Helicopter also continues to be a huge force in the military’s arsenal of aircraft. The Bell Model 47 played a key role in the Korean War and continues to be found flying today along with Bell Helicopter’s proven line of attack and utility helicopters including the Bell HU-1Y Venom, the Bell AH-1Z Viper and the Bell V-280 Valor. Bell Helicopter revolutionized military air combat in the 1990s when it manufactured the first production tiltrotor aircraft the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. This tiltrotor aircraft combines a helicopter’s vertical flight abilities with a fixed wing aircraft’s strength of speed and endurance. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has been continually deployed by the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force since 2007 and has flown over 400,000 flight hours in that time.
Traditionally, aircraft insurance for Rotor Wing Aircraft has had higher rates than the fixed wing insurance market. At Travers Aviation Insurance we have made it our business to work with the aircraft insurance market to make Rotor Wing Insurance rates more comparable to the rest of the general aviation market’s insurance rates. At Travers aviation we can insure all types of rotor wing aircraft as well as their many different uses. We can find you competitive insurance for everything from your own daily travel to large commercial operations involving charter or firefighting. Aircraft insurance for Bell Helicopters is easy to obtain and has very competitive rates. With their long history, large fleet and outstanding safety record, Bell Helicopters are some the most insurable rotor wing aircraft on the market.
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