Challenge

Bell Helicopter faced the inevitable difficulties of providing support to a legacy aircraft like the Bell 214, with parts becoming scarcer and more expensive and the supply chain breaking down. In addition, fewer engineering and technical resources were available to support any efforts to improve component reliability or design on such a legacy aircraft.

industry
  • MRO & Manufacturing Aftermarket Capabilities
services
  • Aerosystems: Manufacturing & MRO
location
  • Medford, Oregon

Solution

Erickson assumes full product support responsibility for the Bell 214B and 214ST helicopters, including spare parts manufacture and supply, technical assistance, maintenance training, and MRO services. By transferring responsibility to one of the world’s most respected legacy support companies, Bell Helicopter made certain that the future of the Bell 214 was assured.
Bell 214

Results

 

Erickson's fleet of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

 

Erickson's experience of developing innovative MRO services to support legacy platforms

ERICKSON HAS BEEN A TRUSTED PARTNER OF BELL HELICOPTER FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. AS A SPECIALIST IN OFFERING SERVICES FOR HEAVY-LIFT AIRCRAFT, WE KNOW THE BELL 214 COMMUNITY WILL BE IN GREAT HANDS WITH ERICKSON.

- JASON JOHNSON, DIRECTOR OF SALES AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT AT BELL HELICOPTER