September 13, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Bell Textron announced Boeing as an authorized and endorsed supplier providing Used Serviceable Material products for Bell 212 and Bell 412 customers and maintainers.
“The Bell and Boeing agreement is a significant effort in enhancing our global support to Bell customers around the globe,” said Chris Schaefer, vice president, Customer Experience, Bell Textron. “Bell will utilize Boeing’s advanced ecommerce platform, dynamic distribution model as well as the increased parts availability to ensure our customers have ready and reliable aircraft to complete their missions.”
Used Serviceable Material (USM) parts are available for outright purchase or on an exchange basis, explains Bell, in which customers receive a repaired or overhauled component in exchange for their used core. All repaired or overhauled parts are FAA approved and processed through Bell’s Authorized Customer Service Facilities and Bell Authorized Maintenance Centers.
Bell explains part of the exchange/rotables inventory includes a pool of USM rotable parts for Bell 212 and 412 helicopters. The company notes this new agreement allows it to expand the rotable pool with USM parts including, airframe, main transmission, avionics, main rotor head, main rotor blades, trail rotor blades and gearboxes, supported by Boeing.
Bell has more than 100 Authorized Customer Service Facilities in 34 countries.
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