Bell expands in Russia
Bell Helicopter has added a second independent representative in Russia.
“Russia is a very important market for Bell Helicopter; their demand for new rotorcraft is increasing and we are ready to provide them with the products they need to successfully perform their missions. We continue to see excellent growth opportunities in both the corporate/VIP and HEMS segments in particular,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter’s managing director in Europe.
In recent weeks, Bell Helicopter has delivered eight aircraft into Russia, five of which were Bell 429 helicopters. The company anticipates the upcoming delivery of the first two Bell 429s configured for HEMS in Russia to Saint-Petersburg and the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Russia.
“As we equip our Russian customers with the rugged and reliable helicopters they require, we are also ramping up our customer support and services offerings to keep their aircraft flying in top condition. Our authorized service facility, Kazan Aviation Enterprise, provides a full range of services to all Bell models operated in Russia as well as two Independent Representatives,” said Sergey Filatov, regional manager, Bell Helicopter Russia.
HeliDrive was recently appointed as the second Bell Helicopter independent representative and will serve customers in the Northwest district of Russia.
Bell Helicopter’s first independent representative in Russia, Jet Transfer based in Moscow, organised the Bell 429 in corporate configuration on the Bell Helicopter stand at HeliRussia 2013.