Bell Helicopter Expands Service and Customization Offerings at Singapore Site

December 17, 2013

Fort Worth, TX - December 17, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced it has received approval by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to perform maintenance and customization on Bell 206 series, Bell 407 series and Bell 429 aircraft under the certification of the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA).

"The CAAS approval offers enhanced service offerings to our customers and strengthens our presence in the region," said Michael T. Reagan, director, Global Services at Bell Helicopter. "With this qualification we can now perform customization work on all in-production Bell Helicopter aircraft using this bilateral agreement with Transport Canada."

The approval under the existing Technical Arrangement between the TCCA and CAAS allows the Bell Helicopter Service Center in Singapore to complete the following repair, modification and customization on aircraft that are TCCA certified:

  • Scheduled or unscheduled maintenance
  • Inspections, repair or recertification
  • Component replacement
  • Incorporating Airworthiness Directives (ADs), Service Bulletins (SBs) or Technical Bulletins (TBs)
  • Incorporating Supplementary Type Certificates (STCs) or Servicing Instructions (Sis)
  • Helicopter re-assembly or disassembly

"We are focused on providing a regional OEM support option to our customers to have their aircraft customized, delivered and subsequently serviced," continued Reagan. "We will continue to work with local and regional authorities to expand our service capabilities now and throughout 2014."

With this most recent approval, the Bell Helicopter Service Center in Singapore is now authorized to perform inspection, testing, repair and modification for current production Bell Helicopter aircraft under the regulatory authorities of Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit BellHelicopter.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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