Indonesia orders more Bell 412s

Bell Helicopter announced
that it has received five firm orders with two potential follow on orders for Bell 412s from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for delivery
to government agencies in Indonesia.

“Bell Helicopter has
had a long partnership with PTDI in Indonesia,” said Larry Roberts,
senior vice president, Bell Helicopter’s Commercial Business.

“The sale of these
helicopters is part of the framework of an ongoing industrial collaboration
between our two companies,” Roberts said “We believe our partnership
will continue to grow and possibly expand in the future.”

The five Bell 412s are expected to be delivered to
PTDI by the end of the year. PTDI will then transport them to Bandung, Indonesia,
where local content and customer specific mission equipment will be added prior
to PTDI making final delivery to end-users.

“The Bell 412 has had tremendous success in the
region. It is well-known throughout the world for its reliability and
multi-mission capabilities. We are committed to continuing to invest in the Bell 412 and will evolve
it based on customer feedback and mission requirements,” Roberts said.

“Bell Helicopter is
focused on continually improving the customer experience and remains committed
to transforming the model for commercial aviation aircraft support –
finding innovative ways of supporting our customers around the world and
leading the way in new and emerging markets,” said R. Danny Maldonado, senior
vice president, Bell Helicopter’s customer support and chief services officer.

“With more than 6,000
helicopters flying in more than 12 countries, Asia Pacific has the second
largest fleet of aircraft in the world. Adding this new service center is one
way we are demonstrating that commitment to our customers throughout the Asia
Pacific region,” Maldonado said.

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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