15-Mar-2016 Source: Bell
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Genel Havacılık A.Ş. is nearing completion of its application to become appointed as a Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) in Turkey.
“Bringing on Genel Havacılık as an authorized CSF reinforces our commitment to enhancing the regional support customers need to continue their operations,” said Jakub Hoda, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of Europe. “Genel Havacılık is a long-time Bell aircraft operator and has a history of providing exceptional customer service. They are a perfect fit to join the Bell Helicopter CSF network in Europe.”
Genel Havacılık, located in Turkey, is a pioneer in business aviation with more than 30 years of experience in fixed/rotary wing aircraft operations and maintenance. Genel Havacılık is an EASA and Turkish DGCA Approved Aircraft & Helicopter Maintenance & Repair Organization.
Today the company is run by two brothers – Ali & Omer Sulyak. Mr. Ali Sulyak is a B407 type rated pilot and Chairman of the company. Genel Havacılık currently holds Turkish Directorate of Civil Aviation approval for line and base maintenance for the Bell 407 (since 2013) and the Bell 206 (since 2003). In addition, Genel Havacılık is actively pursuing acquiring maintenance approvals for the Bell 429 and Bell 430.
“Genel Havacılık has a long history with Bell Helicopter,” said Ali Sulyak, Chairman, Genel Havacılık. “We are looking forward to continued collaboration with Bell Helicopter and the prospect of becoming an authorized Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility in 2016.”