Bell Helicopter, SAIDC and XHC to collaborate in China

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Bell Helicopter has signed a framework agreement with Shaanxi Aviation Industry Development (SAIDC), a subsidiary of Shaanxi Energy Group, and Xi’an Helicopter Company (XHC) pursuant to which Bell will work with SAIDC and XHC in their establishment of a company for the assembly and resale of Bell 407GXP helicopters to government and government-related customers in China.

The agreement also provides for collaboration to develop in-country maintenance, training and customer support capabilities. As a part of this framework agreement, the parties have agreed to negotiate a five-year purchase agreement for the purchase by the new company of 100 Bell 407GXP helicopters focused on missions including helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and law enforcement missions in China.

The companies will collaborate to develop assembly and support capabilities for the Bell 407GXP in Xi’an, China. There are more than 45 Bell 407s operating for multi-mission use throughout the region.

November 15, 2016

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