Bell Expands Service Network in Australia By Appointing RBI Hawker Australia as a Bell Customer Service Facility

Fort Worth, Texas (July 20, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that RBI Hawker Australia has been appointed a Bell Customer Service Facility in Australia, becoming the fifth Bell Customer Service Facility in country.

Based in Eagle Farm, Brisbane, RBI Hawker Australia, will provide advanced helicopter rotor blade repair on all Bell helicopter models and Leonardo AW139 and AW109 models. RBI Hawker Australia recently received Part 145 maintenance organization approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for its new 1,000-square-meter facility in Brisbane, which enables the company to commence operations. 

RBI Hawker Limited, a joint venture between Hawker Pacific Airservices Ltd, a Jet Aviation company, and Bell, is a world-class helicopter rotor blade repair and overhaul company with facilities in the Middle East and Australia serving both government and commercial helicopter operators.

“With our Part 145 approval from CASA and appointment as a Bell Customer Service Facility, we are excited to provide greater access to high-quality rotary blade repair services for government and commercial helicopter operators in the region,” said Ian D’Arcy, vice president, North East Asia for Jet Aviation. “We look forward to working closely with Bell to bring the same leading customer service and support that operators in the region have come to expect from Bell and Jet Aviation to the rotary blade repair segment.”

“Today’s announcement demonstrates Bell and Jet Aviation’s commitment to continually expand service offerings in the region and contribute to Australian sovereign capability with advanced blade repair capabilities in country,” said Chris Schaefer, director, International Support and Service, Bell. “Through our long and successful relationship with Jet Aviation on international helicopter aftermarket support, I am confident that RBI Hawker Australia will be successful in providing our Asia Pacific customers industry- leading rotary repair services.”

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