Bell Helicopter Continues To Drive Growth in Heavy Maintenance Throughout Asia-Pacific

May 28, 2016

Rotortech 2016 – Australia (May 28, 2016) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that its facility in Singapore successfully completed 5,000 hour inspections and customization for two Bell 412EPs for a private customer located in Australia.

"Our Singapore facility continues to drive growth in heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul for customers throughout the region," said Mike Greene, general manager for Bell Helicopter’s Singapore facility. "This particular effort was an important achievement and we have similar work ongoing. We continue to analyze and increase capabilities in Singapore to ensure Bell Helicopter can offer the most modern and robust services to meet the long-term needs of our customers."

The Bell Helicopter service center in Singapore supports aircraft delivery in addition to complete aircraft refurbishment, customization and maintenance, repair and overhaul. The facility offers customers a convenient location for new aircraft acceptance, spares part distribution and maintenance training within the Asia Pacific region. Bell Helicopter currently has civil aviation certifications in Singapore (CAAS), Indonesia (DGCA), Philippines (CAAP), Thailand (DGCA) and Australia (CASA). 

"We are actively working on additional certifications to support Bell Helicopter aircraft across the Asia-Pacific region," added Greene.

Bell Helicopter provides its customers with local support in every corner of the world and has the largest support network in the industry with more than 100 Authorized Customer Service Facilities in 34 countries. Ranked number one in customer support for 22 consecutive years by Professional Pilot magazine, Bell Helicopter is committed to having resources where customers operate to speed up delivery of service and support, and gives customers access to service professionals that are easy to reach, know the operating environment and understand their needs.

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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.

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