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Bell Approved for Heli Maintenance in Singapore

 - March 4, 2013, 12:00 PM

BellHelicopter Asia,Bell’s maintenance service facility in Singapore,has received Part 145 approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). This certification allows the company to repair, perform completions, maintain and customizeBellhelicopters that are based in Asia.

The 165,000-sq-ft facility opened its doors about eight months ago in partnership with sister company Cessna Aircraft. It is equipped to perform maintenance on bothBellhelicopters and Cessna airplanes, and the complex includes a paint booth, warehouse, overhaul and maintenance shops, offices and a 77,000-sq-ft ramp.

In addition to completions and maintenance services, the Bell facility in Singapore also sells and distributes parts and provides training. “We are pleased to have received the Part 145 CAAS certification,” said Ray Waller, general manager, Bell Helicopter Asia. “We are seeing increased demand for our services in the region, and the CAAS certification was a critical aspect to meeting those needs.”