Bell delivers 4,000th product from Mirabel facility
February 1, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
Feb. 1, 2012, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has delivered the 4,000th commercial product since it began production at its Mirabel, Que. facility 25 years ago.
During a small ceremony at Bell Helicopter's facility in Mirabel, long-time customer, Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), took delivery of the 4,000 aircraft – a Bell 206L4. "This is a significant milestone for Bell Helicopter," said John Garrison, president/CEO for Bell Helicopter. "Today we celebrate the historic delivery of a highly successful product – the Bell 206 – as well as our outstanding partnership with AMGH," Garrison said.
Michael Preissler, chief financial officer of AMGH, accepted the award and the keys to the new Bell 206L4. "AMGH serves 25 U.S. states and is the second largest air emergency medical services provider in the world. Our company has had tremendous growth over the years, and we know much of our success is due to our great partnership with Bell Helicopter," Preissler said. "The Bell 206L4 is very mission capable – supporting requirements in high/hot environments, high altitudes and long-range situations. Its low operating costs and high reliability make it a great fit for our business." he said.
This 4,000th aircraft will add to the current fleet of 155 Bell products flown by AMGH. Bell Helicopter has delivered more than 6,300 Bell 206s, including all its variants, since it began the production in 1967.