Bell Boeing joint venture receives $4.2B contract with most of work in Fort Worth

Bell Helicopter V-22

Bell Boeing JPO of Amarillo, a joint venture of Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc., and Boeing Co., has been awarded $4.2 billion modification to a previously awarded contract for V-22 tiltrotor aircraft, the Defense Department announced June 28. The contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 34 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; 1 CV-22B for the Air Force; and 4 MV-22B aircraft for the government of Japan. Thirty percent of the work will be performed in: Fort Worth,, with the remainder going to Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (15.22 percent); Amarillo (12.73 percent); Red Oak, Texas (3.33 percent); East Aurora, New York (2.55 percent); Park City, Utah (2.20 percent); McKinney, Texas (1.33 percent); Endicott, New York (1.15 percent); Denton (0.91 percent) and various other locations for the remaining percentages.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.