Maintaining Position on the Approved Supplier List

Suppliers currently on the Approved Supplier List remain in good standing by providing a high level of service in the areas of quality and delivery performance, cost reduction, technology, diversity content, Quality System and registration.

Suppliers not meeting expectations may be asked to submit a corrective action plan detailing steps to be taken to improve performance and may be placed on "Phase Out" status. Continued failure to meet the above expectations could result in removal from the Approved Supplier List.

In all cases, Bell Helicopter Supply Management will communicate a change in status to suppliers and to Bell Helicopter manufacturing plants.