Bell receives approval from Ukraine


Bell Helicopter has received a Part 145 maintenance organisation apprival from Ukraine State Aviation Administration

Bell Helicopter has
announced that Aviation Service, its maintenance service facility in Prague, Czech
Republic, has received a Part 145
maintenance organisation approval certificate from the Ukraine State Aviation

Having already achieved
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval, this will allow Bell
Helicopter to begin servicing its expanding fleet of helicopters in Ukraine.

“We are excited to have
the support and approval of the Ukraine SAA,” said Eric Cardinali, Bell
Helicopter’s executive vice president of customer support and services.
“The addition of a Ukrainian service offering enhances our ability to take
care of our customers in Eastern Europe. Our
mission is to make service expedient and efficient for them so their aircraft is
ready to go when duty calls.”

Bell Helicopter currently
has 19 customer support facilities in Europe and Russia.

“Customers in Ukraine
requested support and our response was to gain Part 145 approval by the Ukraine
SAA within three months,” commented Gordon Harveson, general manager Bell
Services Group Europe. “This continues our expansion of support services
to our European, Russian and Ukrainian customers and further reflects our
commitment to Bell
helicopter operators in the region.”