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TAM Executive retains kudos as largest Bell sales rep
For twenty years TAM AE has been selling Bell helicopters across Brazil, and in that time the country has amassed one of the largest heli fleets on the planet. The company is recognised for the second year in a row.
Bell sales director Latin America John Ramos with TAM EA CEO Leonardo Fiuza and Bell VP of global sales Lashan Bonaparte.

For the second year in a row, TAM Aviacao Executiva has been recognised as Bell's largest sales representative in the world and was presented with an award at a ceremony held in Dallas, Texas.

The achievement reinforces the success of the partnership between TAM AE and Bell in Brazil, which enables entry into the country of cutting-edge aircraft equipped with the most modern equipment in the sector. This achievement places Brazil in a prominent position with helicopter buyers around the world.

Bell holds an important share of Brazil's national rotary wing market, and the numbers have been increasing year after year. The success can be credited to the Bell models themselves, which have proved to be very acceptable in the country, and to the meticulous work carried out by TAM AE, which covers 100 per cent of the national territory.

"It is an honour to have this recognition once again, as it is the result of a solid partnership that we have maintained with Bell for a long time, almost 20 years, and which allows us to offer the national market what are, without a doubt, the best helicopters in the world. The demand for this type of aircraft in Brazil continues to grow, and today we are one of the countries with the largest fleet of helicopters on the planet. This is an extremely demanding market that recognises in Bell products valuable and essential attributes for operations," says TAM president Leonardo Fiuza. "In addition, this award attests to the quality of the work carried out by the TAM AE team, which works tirelessly to present solutions for every client's mission."

Among the helicopters sold by Bell in Brazil, the Bell 429, Bell 407 GXi and Bell 505 models stand out, the latter being an absolute success. TAM AE is responsible for 10 per cent of all orders for this model, which makes the country the second largest buyer of Bell 505 in the world, behind only the US.

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