Bell Helicopter's Singapore facility completed 5,000-hr inspections and customizations for two Bell 412 EPs for an Australian private customer. That facility supports aircraft delivery, complete aircraft refurbishment, customization and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Bell has civil aviation certifications in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Australia.
Bell recently demonstrated the aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region. According to a media report in November, growth of government and corporate-use aircraft in Southeast Asia has driven demand for MRO support. Engine manufacturer Safran has also recently opened a facility in Singapore to serve the region.