Bell Expands European Mx Foothold

 - September 16, 2020, 12:05 PM
Bell's 505 Jet Ranger X will be supported by its two new authorized maintenance centers in Europe. (Photo: Bell)

Bell Textron has expanded its service network to Europe with a pair of authorized maintenance center (AMC) appointments this week. The Fort Worth, Texas-based rotorcraft manufacturer named Aero Club in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland, and Air Service International (ASI) in Billund, Denmark, as its two new AMCs in the region.

Aero Club is Bell’s first named European AMC and will provide maintenance for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light single and 407 light twin. “We are excited to announce Bell’s first AMC in Europe,” said Bell managing director for Europe and Russia Duncan Van De Velde. “It’s important to ensure local support to our customers, and with this new Polish AMC, it provides Bell operators a sense of security that they can have maintenance or work performed on their aircraft that has been vetted and approved by Bell.”

Aero Club will augment Bell’s service center in Prague with local field maintenance services. In Denmark, ASI will provide field maintenance for the 505 as well as the 206A/B/L light single helicopters.