Bell in Canada

Bell Textron Canada Ltd.

Canada's vertical lift company

Bell sold its first helicopter into Canada in 1963, a Bell 204 aircraft to Skyrotors Ltd based in Ontario. To better serve the growing market, Textron established its Canadian footprint with a new Supply Centre in 1969. Founded in 1986, Bell Textron Canada Ltd. is now represented by 1,300 highly-skilled employees across the country focused on innovation, customer experience and superior service and support for customers around the globe. To date, the company has built more than 5,200 commercial helicopters and delivered more than 1,000 aircraft to Canadian customers.
Bell 429 Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter Over Water

Built in Canada for Canadians

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Canadian Coast Guard

More than 1,000 Bell aircraft operate in Canada including those with the Canadian Coast Guard. Look out for the Canadian Coast Guard’s bright red Bell aircraft flying overhead, keeping Canadian coasts operational and safe. See how this customer uses its Bell fleet.

 

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Royal Canadian Armed Forces

Bell has partnered with the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 50 years and proudly supports the largest and most-deployed helicopter fleet in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The CH-146 Griffon fleet comprises 85 militarized, multi-role Bell 412 CF helicopters used for a variety of missions across Canada and deployed abroad in support to high-tempo NATO/UN operations. In 2019, Bell was chosen to perform the first phase of the "Griffon Limited Life Extension" (GLLE) modernization project.

 

Surete Program

Quebec Parapublic Sector

For more than 20 years, Bell has partnered with Sureté du Quebec in their mission to maintain peace and public order and keep our local citizens safe and secure. Their Bell 206LT and 412SP are dispatched to perform search and rescue missions, preserve life and support major police operations.

About us

Mirabel, Quebec
Commercial Assembly and Delivery Centre
This site occupies over 650,000 square feet alongside Mirabel airport, with 17 helipads and two runways. Since 1986, Bell Textron Canada LTD. has had more than 5,000 helicopters roll off its production lines. Today, it holds more than 1,300 employees and the final assembly lines for the entirety of Bell’s in-production commercial product line and conducts customization, engineering, type certification flights, support and services, composite manufacturing and innovation research.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada Supply Centre
The Canada Supply Centre (SC) distributes spares to 14 Canadian Customer Service Facilities (CSFs) and several large fleet operators. The teams operate in a modern airside facility, within 1 mile of major freight carriers. The Centre supports Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, while sourcing spare parts to 10 Canadian Forces local and overseas bases, daily.
Careers at Bell
Bell Textron Canada has a dedicated workforce with a passion for our products and strong camaraderie. With added benefits like the 9/80 schedule, onsite celebrations, and employee sports clubs, Bell offers our employees great opportunities to excel in their career and connect with others.
Green Innovation
Through innovation and collaboration, Bell Textron Canada is focused on designing aircraft with a cleaner footprint in mind. We are a founding member of the SA2GE, CRIAQ and GARDN consortiums and are building academic partnerships to improve energy efficiency and noise reduction for our industry.
In the Community

Each year, as part of their Solidaire campaign, the employees support organizations fighting poverty and chronic disease or major illnesses. Their donations are important in the pursuit of the activities of the charities supported by our partners Centraide Laurentides and Health Partners-Quebec.

 

For a campaign called Moisson Laurentides during the holidays, employees bring food, host a silent auction and participate in other activities to purchase food for families in need. Throughout the year, the teams join charity bike rides, mentor students in school programs and participate in blood drives.

Leadership
Leadership Bios: 
Steeve Lavoie 
Jacynthe Curotte
Our Bell Textron Canada team is led by president Steeve Lavoie, who uses more than 20 years of experience to execute an integrated strategy and keep operations competitive. He is supported by Jacynthe Curotte, vice president of Operations, who continuously enhances Bell's operational excellence and customer relationships.
This site occupies over 650,000 square feet alongside Mirabel airport, with 17 helipads and two runways. Since 1986, Bell Textron Canada LTD. has had more than 5,000 helicopters roll off its production lines. Today, it holds more than 1,300 employees and the final assembly lines for the entirety of Bell’s in-production commercial product line and conducts customization, engineering, type certification flights, support and services, composite manufacturing and innovation research.
The Canada Supply Centre (SC) distributes spares to 14 Canadian Customer Service Facilities (CSFs) and several large fleet operators. The teams operate in a modern airside facility, within 1 mile of major freight carriers. The Centre supports Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, while sourcing spare parts to 10 Canadian Forces local and overseas bases, daily.
Bell Textron Canada has a dedicated workforce with a passion for our products and strong camaraderie. With added benefits like the 9/80 schedule, onsite celebrations, and employee sports clubs, Bell offers our employees great opportunities to excel in their career and connect with others.
Through innovation and collaboration, Bell Textron Canada is focused on designing aircraft with a cleaner footprint in mind. We are a founding member of the SA2GE, CRIAQ and GARDN consortiums and are building academic partnerships to improve energy efficiency and noise reduction for our industry.

Each year, as part of their Solidaire campaign, the employees support organizations fighting poverty and chronic disease or major illnesses. Their donations are important in the pursuit of the activities of the charities supported by our partners Centraide Laurentides and Health Partners-Quebec.

 

For a campaign called Moisson Laurentides during the holidays, employees bring food, host a silent auction and participate in other activities to purchase food for families in need. Throughout the year, the teams join charity bike rides, mentor students in school programs and participate in blood drives.

Our Bell Textron Canada team is led by president Steeve Lavoie, who uses more than 20 years of experience to execute an integrated strategy and keep operations competitive. He is supported by Jacynthe Curotte, vice president of Operations, who continuously enhances Bell's operational excellence and customer relationships.

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Bell Mirabel
12,800 De L’Avenir
Mirabel, Qc, Canada
J7J 1R4
+1 450-971-6500

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58 Aero Dr NE #101
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2E 8Z9
+1 403-275-3555


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