• Eagle Copters Maintenance's MRO facility at Coffs Harbour. (Bell)
    Eagle Copters Maintenance's MRO facility at Coffs Harbour. (Bell)

Textron Aviation company Bell announced on Wednesday that it had bought Australian MRO business Eagle Copters Maintenance (ECM), a current Bell customer service facility.

Bell said the acquisition would enable them to expand their footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. ECM has facilities in both Coffs Harbour NSW and Redcliffe QLD.

“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.”

Eagle Copters Australasia Pty. Ltd. was formed in 2013; a partnership between Canada-based Eagle Copters Ltd. and Australian company, Aero Assist.

Over the past 40 years, the Eagle Copters group of companies has grown to be one of Bell’s top premier customer service networks.

“We’ve always felt a part of the Bell team from being a CSF partner for more than six years,” said ECM director Grant Boyter. “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.”

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