Bell Helicopter announces 20 aircraft order from Avincis

Avincis CEO said he is delighted to extend company’s relationship with Bell Helicopter.
A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

A Bell 429 helicopter in flight.

Bell Helicopter and the Avincis group has signed an agreement at Helitech 2013 in London for the sale of up to 20 helicopters, comprising of Bell 429, Bell 412 and Bell 412EPi aircraft.

“We’re delighted to be able to further develop our long-standing relationship with Bell Helicopter with the purchase of these aircraft, supported by their exceptional after-market service. These aircraft will help us to save more lives as we grow our global business,” said James Drummond, CEO of Avincis Group.

“This agreement represents a significant milestone in the long and successful partnership between Avincis and Bell Helicopter. Once again, we are honored to be an important part of Avincis’ future global growth,” said John Garrison, Bell Helicopter’s CEO. “The Bell 429 is becoming the new standard in the light twin engine helicopter air ambulance segment as we continue to expand our customer base across Europe and around the world.”

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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