Corporate Vision February 2017

, Jakub Hoda talks to Corporate Vision about Bell Helicopter, it’s vision, and what it means to be recognised in the Eastern European Business Elite Awards 2016. Flying High Founded in 1935 as Bell Aircraft Corporation, Bell Helicopter continues to set the pace for the industry and expand the scope of vertical lift. An industry leader with unmatched name recognition, Bell Helicopter was the first to obtain commercial certification for a helicopter. Over our rich 80-year history, Bell Helicopter has delivered more than 35,000 aircraft to our customers around the world. Customers include both commercial and military customers around-the-world. With forward thinking in advanced concepts, Bell Helicopter invented tiltrotor aircraft. These unique aircraft lift like a helicopter, then fly like an airplane with twice the speed, three times the payload and five times the range of traditional helicopters. Aerospace and aircraft will never be the same. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Bell Helicopter has additional plants in Amarillo, Texas and Mirabel, Canada. We maintain key logistics supply and service centres in Amsterdam, Prague, Canada and Singapore as well as in the United States. As the world’s premier provider of vertical lift aircraft, Bell Helicopter continues to deliver superior customer support and services. Jakub Hoda tells us how it feels to have been awarded the prestigious accolade of Best Helicopter Manufacturer 2016. “I feel very honoured to be recognised. My success wouldn’t be possible without my hardworking team that gets the job and more done every day. We are focused on providing superior, safe aircraft for our customers and our team goes out to produce that every day. I believe the focus of our company lends to the success of leaders like me.” Jakub tells us more about the firm, its mission statement and what differentiates it from the competition. “Bell Helicopter’s mission is ‘changing the way the world flies with safe and superior vertical lift that saves lives, preserves freedom and provides customers exceptional value.’ “Over our more than 80 years, we have introduced aircraft that changes the way missions can be conducted and achieved efficiently and safely. In addition, for military forces around the world, we’ve produced aircraft that assists in the preservation of freedom. “The value proposition on our aircraft is unmatched. Our teams work with the customer to find the right aircraft with the right configuration to complete their mission(s) efficiently and safely. We’re also known for our industry-leading customer support. Bell Helicopter provides its customers with local support in virtually every corner of the world and has the largest support network in the industry with more than 100 Authorized Customer Service Facilities in 34 countries. Bell Helicopter is committed to having resources where customers operate to speed up delivery of service and support, and gives customers access to service professionals that are easy to reach, know the operating environment and understand their needs.” As with every industry there are key trends emerging, and Jakub tells us specifically what he has noticed with regards to the Eastern European region. “Customers in Europe have shown great interest in the Bell 429 for law enforcement, emergency medical, and search and rescue operations. Over a quarter of the Bell 429s in service across Europe today are flying parapublic missions, demonstrating the superior performance of the Bell 429.” “Our location allows us to better serve our customers abroad. We’re right in the middle of the continent and have full service capabilities with Prague delivery, customization, after market services location. “Our philosophy is “One Bell.” No matter what department, building or location each individual plays a role in the success of our company. This is the mind-set of our employees who come in every day to be prompt, provide superior customer service in all areas, and produce world-class products and materials.” The future is looking good for Bell Helicopter. “Being Bell Helicopter, we are innovators, “says Jakub.” We have things in the pipeline that will change the landscape we see today in aerospace. I can’t talk to you about them today, but I can say you have things to look forward to from Bell Helicopter. K Company: Bell Helicopter Name: Jakub Hoda Email: For any questions, please direct to [email protected] Web Address: Address: 3255 Bell Helicopter Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76118 Telephone: 1 817-280-3100 EEB16025 “We have things in the pipeline that will change the landscape we see today in aerospace.”