Bell Helicopter opens a new office in Tokyo

Bell Helicopter has opened a new office in Tokyo in Japan. The office is located within walking distance of the Fuji Heavy Industries that is the company’s long standing business in the country.

John Garrison, president of Bell Helicopter, said: “Since the establishment of Bell Helicopter in January 2014, we have been honored that six commercial customers have placed their trust in Bell Helicopter by purchasing 16 of our helicopters, and that Japan’s Ministry of Defense has announced its decision to procure the Bell Boeing V-22 Ospre. We are proud of our history here in Japan, and we look forward to serving the Japanese rotorcraft market for many years to come.”

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“For the last 55 years, our licensed work has been with our valued business partner – Fuji Heavy Industries.  We are proud to build upon this historical relationship as we pursue new opportunities with Fuji and the 1,000 Japanese companies that make up their UH-1J supply chain, to shape the future of rotorcraft in Japan together,” Garrison added.

At the opening ceremony, Bell Helicopter delivered a Bell 412EP to long-standing customer, Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. The sale and delivery were the first conducted through Bell Helicopter’s new office in Tokyo, and is the 33rd Bell aircraft the customer has owned since  the delivery of their first helicopter, a Bell 47G1 in 1956.

Bell Helicopter Co., Ltd. was established in Japan in January 2014 for the primary purpose of building upon long-term customer and partner relationships to the benefit of Japan’s rotorcraft market.

 

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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