KBR Building Group Constructing Bell Helicopter's Aircraft Assembly Facility in Lafayette, LA
November 12, 2014

KBR Building Group has been awarded a contract to construct Bell Helicopter’s new facility in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The project is scheduled for completion by June 2015. Bell Helicopter will use the facility to assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.TM

The new 82,300-square-foot hangar facility will be built on a 14.5-acre site. Bell Helicopter will lease the state of Louisiana-funded facility from the Lafayette Regional Airport. Assembly operations are expected to start by 2016 following certification of the facility and the aircraft.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Bell Helicopter as it moves toward production and delivery of its eagerly-awaited Bell 505 aircraft. We have extensive project experience in advanced manufacturing for the aerospace sector, and are honored to be part of this important project,” said Mac Carpenter, President, KBR Building Group.

For more details, read news release issued by Bell Helicopter.