BELL NOISE MITIGATION PROGRAM
Bell has partnered with HMMH and PlaneNoise to offer a comprehensive web-based noise complaint submission system. This system helps correlate noise concerns with specific aircraft along Bell's training flight path from its Fort Worth Headquarters to its
practice field north of Alliance Airport.
Area residents can actively participate in Bell's Noise Mitigation program:
For the best accuracy, please submit a webform to log your noise complaint. You can choose to submit a general inquiry or register a complaint specific to a noise event.
Use our automated voice message transcription hotline by dialing 682-213-5449 or 1-844-377-7740 (toll-free). You will be prompted to provide the following information:
- Full name, beginning with first name and spelling last name
- Phone number, including area code
- Complete street address, including house number, street, city/town and zip code
- Email address
- Date and time of the noise event
- Detailed description of your concern
All complaints, comments
and concerns are logged into our noise complaint management system database, mapped, analyzed, and reviewed.
Residents who provide an email address will receive continual updates related to Bell's Flight Training Operations and Noise Mitigation efforts.
HMMH is an international leader in environmental and transportation planning including noise and vibration control, air quality analysis, airport and airspace planning, and climate and energy solutions.
PlaneNoise Inc. Is an aviation noise consultancy serving public and private clients focusing on airport and aircraft noise complaint management solutions, noise abatement procedure compliance monitoring and related government and community affairs.
Future Practice Area
In May 2017, Bell contracted to purchase land located southeast of its Global Headquarters intended for use as a future practice area, and started processes necessary to develop runways on the property. The relocation to the new practice field is targeted
for completion in late 2018.
Airfield South Patterns
The relocation of our practice area will reduce the air traffic immediately north and west of our Fort Worth facility and mostly eliminate the need for our current Highway 377 and Rufe Snow flight paths. This change will greatly decrease the noise
impact of our operations on surrounding residential communities.
A Globally Recognized Training Operation
Training has been an integral part of Bell's 65-year history in Fort Worth and is the cornerstone of our customer support and services program. Our customers represent more than 135 countries and every type of helicopter operation. Bell's training instructors
are driven by high standards of excellence and a genuine interest in the safety and success of those they teach.
Bell Helicopter Training Academy Achievements
- Combined experience of technical instructors is more than 250 years
- Helicopter Association International (HAI) Outstanding Flight Instructor awards
- HAI Safety and Communications awards
- First Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved
night vision goggle course in the world
Bell Helicopter Training Academy instructors are highly-credentialed professionals training experienced customers. Many of our customers are training to use Bell aircraft for life-saving air medical, firefighting, and police missions to serve their local
communities all over the world.
Flight Training Route and Operations
In 2011, Bell announced efforts to consolidate more than 1.2 million square feet of excess space and revitalize our presence in Northeast Tarrant County. Relocation of our training academy from the Alliance area to our northeast Fort Worth campus marked
the final phase of our consolidation efforts in 2015. Bell retains a long-term lease for our training field just north of Texas Motor Speedway for training critical emergency landing maneuvers.
Bell strives to be a good neighbor and is making every effort to “fly friendly” over roadways in the neighborhoods where we live and work. All Bell training aircraft are equipped with GPS devices to monitor Bell's traffic along the
flight path within our typical hours of operations from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Based on demand, late evening flights may be scheduled Monday through Thursday during which pilots are instructed in the use of night vision goggles
for law enforcement, medical and energy applications.
Our flight path and altitude remain limited by several factors, including airspace for DFW International Airport, Alliance Airport, and Meacham International Airport, which is governed by the FAA. Further, on any given day, our training flight
path and altitude can be altered based on weather conditions and other aircraft traffic nearby.
The safety of our operations is our top priority.
Economic and Community Impact
Bell supports more than 17,000 jobs in North Texas, generating an estimated $3.8 billion economic impact annually.
Bell and our employees contribute more than $1M to charities and programs in the North Texas community each year.
Community Update Q&A
More Resources Community Update Q&A
April 13, 2017
Town Hall Follow-Up Q&A
September 1, 2016
Keller Town Hall Presentation
August 4, 2016