Lorenz Jessen, based at Bell Textron Canada’s primary helicopter production facility in Mirabel, Quebec, holds more than 40 years of aviation-industry experience in a range of roles from engineering support, business development and sales. He has been with Bell since 1990 helping to grow the company’s commercial helicopter platform across Canada. With Bell, Jessen has served as a Product Support Engineer supervisor for the company’s commercial team, helping to lead the development of the company’s intermediate and light-twin helicopters, including leading support for the Bell 429 program. More recently, Jessen has been instrumental in Bell’s market position with the 505 and 407 helicopter models in Canada, including it enhanced Jet Ranger X models and the recently introduced 407GXi.
Established in 1986, Bell Textron Canada produces the majority of commercial helicopter lines for the Fort Worth, Texas, company. The Mirabel facility has manufactured more than 5,000 aircraft for delivery worldwide. It has an internationally renowned expertise in airframe design, product development, flight testing, certification, final assembly, parts manufacturing in composite, customization and customer support.