Bell Helicopter has officially opened a new paint facility and delivery center in Prague, offering aircraft completion and delivery capabilities to European customers. The company says it continues to view Europe as a key market for future growth and development.
The facility provides full maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities. It is the company’s official regional customization, delivery and aftermarket service center in Europe – complemented by Bell’s support and service network in the region.
The state-of-the-art paint facility has been designed to enable paint operations for all Bell Helicopter commercial products ranging from legacy products to those currently in development. The design integrates the latest requirements for safety of operations, ease of maintenance, energy sustainability, environmental protection and ergonomics.
The company announced last year that it will be partnering with its sister company, TRU Simulation, for the first Bell Helicopter regional training center in Valencia, Spain. The facility is anticipated to open in late 2016.