Bell receives approval from Ukraine

Bell Helicopter has
announced that Aviation Service, its maintenance service facility in Prague, Czech
Republic, has received a Part 145
maintenance organisation approval certificate from the Ukraine State Aviation

Having already achieved
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval, this will allow Bell
Helicopter to begin servicing its expanding fleet of helicopters in Ukraine.

“We are excited to have
the support and approval of the Ukraine SAA,” said Eric Cardinali, Bell
Helicopter’s executive vice president of customer support and services.
“The addition of a Ukrainian service offering enhances our ability to take
care of our customers in Eastern Europe. Our
mission is to make service expedient and efficient for them so their aircraft is
ready to go when duty calls.”

Bell Helicopter currently
has 19 customer support facilities in Europe and Russia.

“Customers in Ukraine
requested support and our response was to gain Part 145 approval by the Ukraine
SAA within three months,” commented Gordon Harveson, general manager Bell
Services Group Europe. “This continues our expansion of support services
to our European, Russian and Ukrainian customers and further reflects our
commitment to Bell
helicopter operators in the region.”

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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