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Helicopter Facts for Alamogordo, NM
The biggest helicopter was the Russian Mil Mi-12 Homer of 1968 which could lift 40,204 kg up to 2255 m.
At the end of 2011, Bell had approximately 10,700 employees, of which 19% were located outside the U.S. Major facilities are located in Fort Worth, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Ozark, Alabama; Bristol, Tennessee; and Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. One third of the world fleet carry the Bell Helicopter brand.
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for Alamogordo, NM
Helicopters were developed and built during the first half-century of flight, with the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 being the first operational helicopter in 1936. Some helicopters reached limited production, but it was not until 1942 that a helicopter designed by Igor Sikorsky reached full-scale production, with 131 aircraft built.