16-Aug-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
Bell have announced that Hawaiian tour company Paradise Helicopters has signed its fleet of three Bell 407s for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP). Paradise is the first helicopter tour company to enroll in this new service solution.
Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans offer a fixed-price-per-flight-hour that provides predictable maintenance costs, priority access to parts and assemblies, and ease of maintenance and planning. “We look forward to providing Paradise Helicopters with this simple, reliable and cost-effective solution for its fleet of Bell 407s,” said Glenn Isbell, executive vice president, Customer Support and Services for Bell Helicopter.
“This innovative program helps us know what our costs are per hour, offering complete direct maintenance cost protection and no required buy-in for our installed fleet,” said Calvin Dorn, CEO of Paradise Helicopters. “It also underscores our continued commitment to safety and reliability throughout our operations, which we have provided to our customers for nearly two decades.”
Based in Kona, Paradise Helicopters is an award-winning air tour company that is widely recognized for its safety practices and extraordinary helicopter experiences on Oahu, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii Island. Paradise recently became the first air tour company in the world to be certified by Helicopter Association International’s new Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS). In addition, Paradise is one of only two helicopter companies in Hawaii to complete IS-BAO Stage 2 certification, which is granted by the International Safety Board and includes stringent requirements that surpass both Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Editor note – Paradise Helicopters operates three 407s, registered N807PH, N808PH and N809PH. They also have four MD500s and an AT-6 Harvard warbird.