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ECM Renamed Bell Textron Australia

ECM Renamed Bell Textron Australia

Eagle Copters Maintenance (ECM) changed its name to Bell Textron Australia Pty Ltd following Bell’s acquisition of the Australian maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company in 2022.

Grant Boyter, director, Bell Textron Australia, said the name and branding change is to present ECM as part of the Bell family, and the team will remain the same.

“ECM’s name change to Bell Textron Australia marks a key milestone in our commitment to grow our local aftermarket footprint and service offering in Australia to better serve our Australian customers and to capture new demand in an important market for Bell,” said Chris Schaefer, vice president, Customer Experience, Bell.

A Bell spokesperson told Asian Sky Group that the shift in identity to Bell Textron Australia has put the company in a better position to capture new aftermarket demand in a major market like Australia.

Bell is growing its aftermarket footprint and has 12 service centers in the Czech Republic, Singapore, the UK, UAE, Australia, the US, Canada, and China.

Australia is a major helicopter market and operates one of the world’s largest helicopter fleets. According to a MarketsandMarkets report, the Helicopters Market is projected to grow from an estimated USD$31.9 billion in 2023 to USD$41.2 billion by 2027, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% during the forecast period.

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