Following on from 40 years of technical collaboration, Abu Dhabi Aviation and Bell Helicopters have made their partnership more official: the operator has been appointed a Customer Service Facility (CSF) for the Middle East. With a fleet of 61 helicopters and four airplanes, Abu Dhabi Aviation is the biggest rotorcraft operator in the region. The company employs 1,250 people, and is a major service provider in the oil & gas sector in Abu Dhabi. It also provides VIP transportation services, carries out SAR missions throughout the UAE, and offers air work services including crop dusting, aerial construction, seismic support, firefighting in Europe, and third-party maintenance support.