Securing key aerospace contracts worldwide for Bell Helicopter

In 2012, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. (Mirabel, Quebec) leveraged CCC’s expertise to win a contract to supply combat utility helicopters to the Ministry of National Defence of Colombia.

Through CCC’s strategic partnership with Colombia (which includes a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the acquisition of Canadian military equipment and training services), Bell Helicopter benefitted from CCC’s expedited procurement process as well as the credibility and trust that come with being a CCC-approved supplier. 

The company repeated this success in 2013 when it won a $100-million contract to supply helicopters to the Ministry of Defence of the Philippines, which needed CCC’s sole-source, government to government contracting approach to accelerate the acquisition in advance of a tight deadline.


The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) offers commercial advocacy, collaborative project development and foreign contracting expertise to help Canadian exporters secure international contracts with government buyers around the world.

For Canadian exporters looking to sell to foreign government buyers, our government to government contracting approach improves access to senior procurement decision-makers, enhances proposal credibility, accelerates the procurement process, and reduces contract and payment risk.

Pursuing a foreign government contract? We can help. Call 1-800-748-8191 or contact us by email to find out how.