BELL HELICOPTER Textron and IPTN of Indonesia have finalised an agreement to expand their existing co-operation to include marketing, completion and support of the Bell 407T light twin and Bell 430 intermediate twin in Indonesia.

IPTN has been assembling the Bell 412 medium twin in Indonesia for 13 years, as the NB412. The new agreement will increase licence manufacture of the current NB412HP and expand marketing and product-support activity on all three helicopters.

Under the agreement, Bell and IPTN will improve the customer-support network in Indonesia for the US manufacturer's helicopters. Expanded product operations and sales efforts will begin in 1995, Bell says.

The 430 will be certificated later this year, followed by the 407T in 1996.

Source: Flight International