Bell Helicopter Continues to Drive Growth in Heavy Maintenance throughout Asia-Pacific

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces 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,” says 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, maintenance, repair and overhaul. The facility offers customers a convenient location for new aircraft acceptance, spare parts 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,” adds 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 providing resources where customers operate in order to speed up delivery of service and support, as well as give customers access to service professionals that are easy to reach, know the operating environment and understand their needs.