Aviation Pioneer sells service facility to US giant
Zhenjiang, China (15 July , 2020) – Aerochine Aviation, a portfolio company of Dragon General Aviation Group, sold its leading China MRO business Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited to Bell Textron.
The acquisition enables Bell to directly provide MRO services to all operational models, including Bell 505, Bell 407, Bell 429, Bell 412 and legacy models, to operators in China.
“In celebrating Aerochine’s 10-year anniversary as a Bell Independent Representative, the sale of the MRO operation is a vote of confidence in, and recognition of, the company’s contribution to the China market. We will continue to work alongside Bell to serve our customers,” said Diana Chou, Founder & Chairman of Aerochine. Founded in 2016, the Aerochine Zhenjiang MRO was as part 145 company certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). In November of that year, the company was appointed as an authorized customer service center (CSF) by Bell. Zhenjiang Aerochine was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aerochine Aviation Limited. In 2009, Aerochine was appointed as an authorized Independent Representative of Bell in China.
“Bell is known worldwide for its industry leading support and services, and this milestone will enhance our award-winning customer service in China,” said Michael Reagan, Director of Bell Support & Services – International. “The growing fleet in China warrants an in-house Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) MRO center, so we decided to further increase our investment in China.”
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About Aerochine Aviation
Aerochine Aviation is the official representative of Bell for Greater China. With full support from Bell, Aerochine offers state-of-the-art helicopters to cater for commercial, EMS, homeland security and offshore oil and gas operations and provide world-class customer services, spare parts, maintenance, repairs and financing.
About Dragon General Aviation Group
Dragon General Aviation Group (DGA) is an exceptional model of general aviation expertise and performance. For 20 years, DGA has been at the forefront of the general aviation industry in Greater China; and offers a track-record of experience and partnerships that is unequalled in the region. This growth has been built on a foundation of astute entrepreneurship, sound business values and enduring business networks.
DGA’s reputation extends beyond the Greater China region. Leading international companies such as Bombardier Inc. and Bell have sought our service solutions to help them develop their businesses in China, Hong Kong and Macau, while Asian government bodies regularly seek DGA’s counsel on general aviation issues.
Through DGA’s offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Ningbo, the company offers end-to-end solutions that include private aviation consultancy, acquisition, resales, jet chartering, helicopter acquisition and maintenance service. DGA’s private aviation expertise is significant and covers the full range of aircraft; from private jets to turboprops and helicopters.