This year marks a special anniversary for both Bell and Bell Independent Representative, National Airways Corporation (NAC). Thirty years ago, in 1989, the companies teamed up to offer helicopter solutions in the southern part of Africa.

With 225 Bell aircraft in operation in the country alone, the demand for vertical lift solutions has been high, particularly for light single-engine aircraft. This success is due to the collaboration between Bell and NAC and the combination of advanced vertical lift aircraft with local support, training and expertise.

Established in 1946, NAC offers 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.

During a private ceremony the companies celebrated their past, present and future in southern Africa.