Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced the purchase of a Bell 505 by Kenyan customer Comply Industries Limited. The delivery is scheduled for the end of November 2021 and marks the fifth Bell 505 aircraft sold into East Africa. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation throughout the country.
“We are pleased that Comply Industries has chosen the Bell 505 as its helicopter platform of choice to assist with travel and operational requirements,” said Lynette Loosen, regional sales manager, Africa and Middle East, Bell. “The Bell 505 is an exceptional aircraft for corporate transportation with its enhanced passenger visibility and comfortable interiors. We look forward to providing Comply Industries with efficient flight solutions.”
Comply Industries is Kenya’s leading producer of sustainably processed wood products and furniture. With manufacturing facilities based in the Nakuru Industrial Area and distribution depots in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, the company prides itself on its ongoing reforestation program partnership with the Kenyan government.
“We are elated to utilize the Bell 505 for corporate transportation,” said Mr. Amaan Raj Singh, CEO, Comply Industries. “With our continued growth in East Africa and the frequent need for efficient travel between offices, depots, farms and operations, we believe that the Bell 505 will be an excellent tool to assist us in delivering quality products.
The Bell 505 is scheduled to arrive in Mombasa, Kenya in late November. The helicopter will be re-assembled at Africair Inc., a Bell-approved Customer Support Facility located in Ruiru, a town in the Kiambu County, near Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.
“With the fifth Bell 505 delivery scheduled for East Africa, we look forward to strengthening this new relationship with Comply Industries and showcasing the capabilities the Bell 505 can provide,” said Jim Evans, CEO, Africair Inc.
Known for its versatility and reliability, the Bell 505 will provide Comply Industries with the necessary capabilities and comfort to meet its needs.
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