Bell announced the acquisition of Eagle Copters Maintenance Pty. Ltd. (ECM), a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business and current Bell customer service facility (CSF) based in Australia. This acquisition enables Bell to expand its regional footprint by providing coveted solutions in Australia and Asia-Pacific.
“This acquisition enables us to provide local support and solutions to our customers in Australia and in Asia-Pacific,” said Chris Schaefer, director, Support and Services, Bell. “We are confident ECM has the right portfolio of service offerings for competitive aftermarket support in the region. We are excited to have them join the Bell family.”
ECM has facilities in Coffs Harbour and Redcliffe, Australia. In 2013, a Calgary, Canada-based company, Eagle Copters Ltd. and Australian company, Aero Assist, partnered to form Eagle Copters Australasia Pty. Ltd. These companies bring in decades of experience in helicopter support and local knowledge to its customers. Over the past 40 years, the Eagle Copters group of companies have grown to be one of Bell’s top producing CSF network of facilities in the world.
“We’ve always felt a part of the Bell team from being a CSF partner for more than six years,” said Grant Boyter, director, ECM. “We have a positive and strong reputation in the region and provide dedicated support to our customer network. The team is excited for this new journey with Bell and to continue bringing robust solutions in Australia and Asia-Pacific.”
Globally, Bell currently has 12 company-operated service centres providing aircraft maintenance, blade repairs, customisations, and more. These centres are located in the Czech Republic, Singapore, United Kingdom, UAE, Australia, US, Canada, and China.