Bell Helicopter, Cessna open service facility in Singapore
July 31, 2012, Singapore - Bell Helicopter, in partnership with Cessna Aircraft Company, opened a new regional service center in Singapore at Seletar Aerospace Park.
July 31, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
Bell Helicopter and Cessna are Textron companies. The new state-of-the-art facility offers customers a one-stop shop for comprehensive repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization solutions.
"The grand opening of our Asia Pacific service center brings to life a vision of providing exceptional support to our current and future customers in this important growth region," said John L. Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter. "It is the result of years of planning for an increased presence in Asia Pacific that is a key market for both Bell Helicopter and Cessna."
Bell Helicopter and the Singapore Economic Development Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2010. On June 9, 2011, Bell Helicopter and Cessna broke ground on the new service center in the Seletar Aerospace Park.
The service facility is 160,500 total square feet and equipped with hangars for Bell Helicopter and Cessna products, a paint booth, warehouse, overhaul and maintenance shops, offices, and a 77,000 square foot ramp. Plans for the new facility include training, performing customization and completions, major refurbishment projects, labor and parts sales, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul. Bell Helicopter and Cessna envision the center as a regional hub for response to customer needs in Asia Pacific.
"Over the years Bell Helicopter and Cessna have grown into global companies," Garrison added. "We've accomplished this by successfully gearing our operations to serve a diverse and expanding customer base in addition to providing innovative, affordable mission solutions tailored to our local customers. This ensures that we're able to provide value and world-class local support to our operators throughout the world."