Bell and NAC celebrate a milestone

From left to right - CEO of NAC Martin Banner, Bell Managing Director Sameer Rehman and NAC Executive Director Gary Phillips.

Bell is celebrating 30 years of service in South Africa, where it now has 225 Bell aircraft in operation since teaming up with National Airways Corporation (NAC) in 1989.

Established in 1946 and based at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, NAC offers a full range of aviation products and services, including new and pre-owned sales, maintenance, parts, charter flights, international operations, air ambulance services, aircraft leasing, and pilot, technical and air traffic control training.

Bell noted that one of the ‘most prominent markets on the African continent is South Africa’ – the demand for vertical lifts solutions has been high, particularly for light single-engine aircraft, and thanks to the outstanding collaboration between Bell and NAC, in addition to the combination of advanced vertical air lift aircraft with award-winning local support, training and expertise, the companies have seen much success in the market.

“We are very pleased to be celebrating this major milestone at NAC’s new Heliport facility located in Midrand,” said Sameer Rehman, Bell’s Managing Director for Africa and the Middle East. “There is immense potential in Africa and it’s with great allies like NAC, that we will continue to bring advanced technologies that will truly make a difference to the continent and its people.”

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