Bell Helicopter gains approval for maintenance in Asia

Bell Helicopter announced that Bell Helicopter Asia, its maintenance service facility in Singapore, has received a Part 145 maintenance organisation approval certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

This certification allows Bell Helicopter to complete comprehensive repair, completion, maintenance and customization solutions for Bell Helicopters in Asia.

“Singapore’s certification of Bell Helicopter Asia is a milestone in our Customer Support and Services program,” said Eric Cardinali, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of Customer Support and Services. “This certification enhances our ability to take care of our customers in Asia Pacific with comprehensive, one-stop-shop maintenance and repair solutions. Our goal is to make service expedient and efficient so our operators can continue to perform their missions in every segment around the globe.”

Bell Helicopter opened the Singapore facility in July 2012 along with Cessna Aircraft, both aviation companies owned by Textron.

“We are pleased to have received the Part 145 CAAS certification,” said Ray Waller, general manager, Bell Helicopter Asia. “We are seeing increased demand for our services in the region, and the CAAS certification was a critical aspect to meeting those needs. We are excited to be able to offer our customers the full range of service offerings that Bell Helicopter has at its disposal.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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