9-Nov-2012 Source: Bell
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will have a strong presence at the 2012 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition(Airshow China) as it continues to enhance its position in the growing Chinese aviation marketplace. Airshow China will take place in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China Nov. 13-18, 2012.
“China is facing an unprecedented demand for training, support and products as it moves to expand its aviation infrastructure,” said John L. Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter. “According to recent forecasts, there is a projected need for as many as 2,000 helicopters in the coming decade, which will require thousands of trained professionals to fly and maintain these aircraft to standards. There is not only an opportunity to help create these jobs, but also ensure China has access to the best operational and technical training possible.”
The Bell 429 and Bell 407GX have generated a great deal of interest throughout the world during their demonstration tours. The new Bell 407GX and Bell 429 will both be on display in corporate configuration at the trade exhibition at Airshow China. Bell Helicopter will also perform a limited number of demonstration flights on the Bell 429. Bell Helicopter aims to further amplify awareness of its industry-leading products and top ranked customer service and support at Airshow China.
“We are excited to be a part of Airshow China and highlight the commitments and investment we are making to position ourselves to serve this expanding market,” said Garrison. “We are not only creating products that can handle the diverse range of terrain, climates and flying conditions across the region, but also making sure we can help keep China flying for decades to come.”