Bell helicopter approves Abu Dhabi Aviation as authorised service facility


Bell has appointed Abu Dhabi Aviation as an authorised Bell helicopter customer service facility (CSF) for its Bell 412 and 212 models.

Bell has arranged this agreement to help grow its customer base in the Middle East.

The UAE operator flies a fleet of 61 helicopters and four fixed wing aircraft, making it the largest commercial operator in the Middle East.

“The Middle East is an extremely important market for Bell Helicopter. As our operator network grows it is important we provide our customers with smart and simple service solutions to accommodate the expanding region,” said Glenn Isbell, executive vice president, customer support and services. “Bell Helicopter and Abu Dhabi Aviation share a rich history of 40 years accumulating more than one million flight hours on their Bell helicopter fleet.”

Abu Dhabi Aviation provides helicopter support to offshore oil and gas companies, VVIP passenger transport and search and rescue operations for the UAE. Bell has officially recognised its maintenance services with the authorisation.

“This authorisation is considered as an international certification of the efficiency of Abu Dhabi Aviation’s maintenance services that meet the highest standards,” said Nader Ahmed Al Hammadi, chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation. “Through quality customer and maintenance services we have been able to achieve 100% operational readiness on our Bell fleet.”