Bell Helicopters Opens new Composites Facility

Bell Helicopter have open the doors on its newly constructed composite facility in Broussard, LA.

The new facility represents a $4.5 million investment by Bell Helicopter and was achieved through collaboration with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA).

Eric Cardinali, executive vice president, Bell Helicopter Customer Support and Services said;

At Bell Helicopter, we are committed to providing exceptional value throughout the aircraft’s lifecycle. To do this, we need to have the right talent and resources in place to meet our customer’s aftermarket requirements and to accommodate the future growth and capabilities we consider to be core to our customer support and services offerings.

The new facility was specifically designed for Bell Helicopter’s composite manufacturing capabilities, which include manufacturing new composite panels, as well as repair and overhaul of existing panels for much of Bell Helicopter’s current and legacy fleet.