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"Boeing has been approached by several potential customers seeking light attack and reconnaissance capabilities in a flexible rotorcraft platform," Dave Palm, director of Boeing Rotorcraft Business Development
He said the prime factor driving up Bell's costs had been the cost of labor and materials after the company dropped plans to manufacture the air frame in Canada and fly it to Texas for military outfitting.
The Department of Defense terminated Bell Helicopter's three-year-old contract on 16 October to deliver a military variant of the civil 407 helicopter after development costs roughly tripled and the in-service date was delayed four years to 2013.
Originally posted by Harlequin
costs tripled and delays - the real reason it was cancelled i think