PT Whitesky Aviation Signs Agreement With Bell Helicopter for New Innovative Parts Service Plan

February 17, 2016

Singapore (February 17, 2016)Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and PT Whitesky Aviation today signed an agreement for a new aftermarket parts service plan.

PT Whitesky Aviation, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a progressively emerging aviation company, specialized in non scheduled (charter) flight. The company operates a fleet of six Bell Helicopter aircraft, including three Bell 429s and three Bell 407s – all of which will be enrolled in a new innovative aftermarket service plan.

“We look forward to working closely with Bell Helicopter as they support our aircraft,” said Denon Prawiraatmadja, CEO, PT Whitesky Aviation. “The new service plan supports our flight profile and will keep our aircraft in the air while protecting our budget.”

Bell Helicopter’s aftermarket service plans provide a predictable monthly cost, reduces inventory costs and maximizes aircraft availability.

“We are honored that PT Whitesky Aviation has placed their trust in Bell Helicopter,” said Glenn Isbell, executive vice president, Customer Support and Services at Bell Helicopter. “We continue to grow our robust aftermarket support infrastructure to ensure our customers have the regional support needed to continue their operations. No matter where our products fly, we are proud to provide industry-leading support for our customers because our success depends on their satisfaction.”

Bell Helicopter provides its customers with local support in every corner of the world and has the largest support network in the industry with over one hundred Authorized Customer Service Facilities located around the world. Ranked number one by customers for 22 consecutive years in the Helicopter Product Support Survey from Professional Pilot Magazine, Bell Helicopter has also earned top honors in Vertical Magazine’s first-ever comprehensive helicopter manufacturer’s survey. Bell Helicopter is committed to having resources where customers operate to speed up delivery of service and support, and give customers access to resources who are easy to reach, know the operating environment and understand their needs.

(Pictured Left to Right: Denon Prawiraatmadja, CEO, PT Whitesky Aviation and Bell Helicopter’s Executive Vice President of Customer Support and Services Glenn Isbell.)

(Pictured Left to Right: Denon Prawiraatmadja, CEO, PT Whitesky Aviation and Bell Helicopter’s Executive Vice President of Customer Support and Services Glenn Isbell.)

Customers can enroll in Bell Helicopter’s aftermarket service plans by contacting their Bell Helicopter regional sales manager.

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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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