Bell Helicopter is moving production of its new Model 505 JetRanger X helicopter from the U.S. to the company’s Mirabel plant near Montreal as part of a restructuring that the company says will “optimize manufacturing capabilities.” It had planned complete final assembly of the light helicopter in Lafayette, Louisiana, in a new purpose-built facility that opened last August. That facility will now carry out work on cabin subassemblies for the new Model 525 super-medium, ...


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