Author: Raimond Spekking
Author: Raimond Spekking

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) continues to expand its regional presence in China, announcing several recent purchase agreements with new and returning customers in the growing Chinese marketplace.

While at Aviation Expo China, Bell Helicopter signed an agreement to sell two Bell 407GXs to General Dynamic Aero Industry.

The Bell 407GX continues to gain momentum in China,” said Chris Jaran, managing director, China. “Its range and capabilities, combined with the modern avionics package, make it an excellent choice for the Chinese market.”

This agreement was signed one day after Bell Helicopter announced the sale of 12 aircraft to Reignwood Investment Co., Ltd.

“Our customers continue to diversify their operations and require aircraft that can meet multiple mission criteria,” said Jaran. “The versatility of Bell Helicopter’s aircraft makes them an ideal solution. We customized General Dynamic’s Bell 407GXs with a multi-mission configuration so they can take full advantage of the aircraft’s capabilities.”

Just prior the show, Bell Helicopter inked agreements for the sale of an additional four aircraft to the following companies:

Nanying – one Bell 407GX

Dayou – one Bell 407GX

Jiangxi-Tianren – two Bell 206L4s

Bell Helicopter’s industry-leading aftermarket support is another differentiator that customers factor into their purchasing decision.

“Customers are excited about our products, not only because of their versatility and quality, but because Bell Helicopter’s on-going support and service helps create the best value in total cost of ownership,” said Jason Johnson, director, Sales and Customer Support. “Our customer support engineers serve as in-region contacts to provide assistance, education, training and troubleshooting. In addition, we continue to work with our regional authorized Customer Service Facilities (CSFs) to ensure they have the training and resources necessary to support this growing market.”