Bell has acquired Eagle Copters Maintenance (ECM), a MRO business and current Bell customer service facility (CSF) based in Australia.
“This acquisition enables us to provide local support and solutions to our customers in Australia and in Asia Pacific,” says director, support and services Chris Schaefer. “We are confident ECM has the right portfolio of service offerings for competitive aftermarket support in the region. We are excited to have it join the Bell family.”
ECM has facilities in Coffs Harbour and Redcliffe. The company was formed in 2013 by the joining of Calgary, Canada-based Eagle Copters with Australia-based Aero Assist. These companies bring in decades of experience in helicopter support and local knowledge to customers. Over the past 40 years, the Eagle Copters group of companies has grown to be one of Bell's top producing CSF network of facilities in the world.
“We've always felt a part of the Bell team from being a CSF partner for more than six years,” says ECM director Grant Boyter. “We have a positive and strong reputation in the region and provide dedicated support to our customer network. The team is excited by this new journey with Bell and to continue bringing robust solutions in Australia and Asia- Pacific.”
Globally, Bell currently has 12 company-operated service centres providing aircraft maintenance, blade repairs and customisations located in the Czech Republic, Singapore, UK, UAE, Australia, US, Canada and China.