Bell's Future Vertical Lift Economic Impact


Strengthening the U.S. Industrial Base

In fulfilling the U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift initiative, Bell will not only revolutionize U.S. Army aviation - it will bolster the U.S. economy. The acquisition of the Bell 360 Invictus and V-280 Valor will lead to growth of multiple manufacturing industries throughout the U.S., create thousands of new jobs and mobilize a strong supplier base, all while paving the way for unlimited innovation.

Bell 360 Invictus and V-280 Valor Acquisition

Taking into account the various acquisition scenarios, Bell's total economic impact can be measured and used to envision the exceptional economic growth these sustainable, low-risk and affordable aircraft will deliver.

$151+ Billion

total economic activity




economic activity

per year

new jobs



Supply Chain Impact

The sustainment of the Bell 360 Invictus and V-280 Valor will unlock new opportunities for multiple manufacturing industries. Based on current organizations listed in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), potential suppliers - ranging from large enterprises to small businesses - exist in all 50 states.

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Understand the Impact

Through an objective study completed by NDP Analytics, Bell's potential impact on the U.S. industrial base following the Bell 360 Invictus and V-280 Valor acquisitions is clearly defined. Delve into the summary and full report to understand the significance.

Future Vertical Lift

Bell’s proven, on-time performance when developing revolutionary long-range capabilities makes us the ideal industry teammate to truly support FVL modernization.


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