2-Dec-2011 Source: Bell
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it delivered two Bell 412s to the Sri Lanka Air Force during a ceremony at its facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee.
â€œWeâ€™ve had a strong partnership with the Sri Lanka Air Force for more than 40 years,â€ said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president for Bell Helicopterâ€™s Commercial Business. â€œThis is a great day for Bell Helicopter as we continue to celebrate this relationship,â€ he said.
Attending the ceremony and accepting the keys to the new Bell 412s was Air Marshall Abeywickrema representing the Sri Lanka Air Force.
â€œThe Bell 412 is highly reliable and a capable product for our mission needs,â€ said Sri Lanka Air Forceâ€™s Commander Air Marshall HD Abeywickrema. â€œDependable Bell products and the customer support and service weâ€™ve received over the years are what we value. We look forward to continuing that relationship in the months and years to come,â€ he said.
The Sri Lanka military operates a large fleet of helicopters in Sri Lanka with the majority of them being Bell Helicopter products.