Bell Helicopter opens new facility in India
Bell Helicopter has announced the opening of a new office in New Delhi for all of its operations in India. The company released the news in a 19 April 2012 statement.
The new facility will enable the company to build on the sales and manufacturing growth opportunities in India. With one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a large and diverse geographical area, India presents many opportunities for vertical lift, according to the company. Bell Helicopter opened a liaison office in-country in 1995, and there are currently more than 100 Bell aircraft operating throughout India.
Currently, there are also two Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facilities in the region. Deccan Aviation, located in Bangalore, and Air Works, located in Mumbai. Bell Helicopter also has full-time Customer Service representation.
In 2004, Bell Helicopter’s parent company, Textron Inc, opened an engineering and technology center in Bangalore. Since that time, the Bell Helicopter team has grown to 80 engineers and that number is expected to nearly double by the end of the year.
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