Leonardo is consolidating its strategy to strengthen support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in Germany and Europe through the appointment of HeliService international GmbH (HeliService) as an Excellent Service Centre. The ‘Excellent’ ranking is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets with the largest scope of service capabilities, while guaranteeing Leonardo’s customers stringent expectations continue to be met and specific market requirements are considered.
As a result of this appointment, HeliService will be able to deliver MRO support for AW109 , AW16, and AW139 twin types. These aircraft’s importance and presence in Europe have constantly increased over recent years, with further potential in Germany. HeliService has operated AW139s and AW169s for offshore wind farm support missions in the North Sea over the last few years delivering outstanding operational capability and safety standards with ongoing successful expansion in Asia and USA, adding three new AW169s from next summer. Commenting on the elevation; Roy Hurrel, Head of Maintenance Munich/ Oberpfaffenhofen, said: “To be only 1 of 6 Leonardo Excellent Service Centres worldwide is a great confirmation of the quality of our work. Being part of this team fills me with pride.”