Bell Helicopter makes donation to Quebec-based aerospace school
December 22, 2015 By Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter has announced it has made a donation to the École nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA). The donation includes over 1,000 different kinds of parts, totalling nearly 30,000 items that were no longer used in aircraft production at the facility and can now be used for training purposes.
A ceremony was held at the facility in Mirabel on Friday, December 11 to commemorate the event. It was attended by ÉNA management and teaching staff representatives, as well as members of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited leadership.
“It is paramount for Bell Helicopter to be involved in its community and maintain close relationships with groups such as the ÉNA,” said Raymond Leduc, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited. “We are honored to provide these parts, which will greatly help prepare passionate students for a future career in the aerospace industry.”
Bell Helicopter has enjoyed a strong relationship for many years with various colleges and universities that offer aeronautics and aerospace programs, whether by providing internships, participating in technological research and development projects or by awarding corporate donations.
“Thanks to Bell Helicopter’s donation, École nationale d’aérotechnique students will be able to work with the latest technology in the industry and the ÉNA will complete its demonstration and experimentation prototypes used for training. We would like to thank Bell Helicopter for this donation, which adds to our longstanding collaboration and demonstrates the importance it places on aeronautics education. It is through such partnerships and the expertise of its employees that the largest aeronautics institute in North America can provide Québec companies with the pool of highly specialized labour they need,” added Sylvain Lambert, Director of the École nationale d’aérotechnique.