Schweizer, the US light helicopter manufacturer, is looking to extend its South American reach with the appointment of representatives in Ecuador and Peru.

In Ecuador, Schweizer’s interests will be taken care of by Boncor. Boncor has extensive experience supporting OEMs in both the civil and military markets and has, over the years, built an extensive client list, including Dassault, Safran Helicopter Engines and Sabina Technics. Boncor will be targeting the training market as the company’s General Manager, Juan Cortez, explains: “Our country demands a high level of pilot training, especially in the area of search and rescue. With this in mind, we identified Schweizer’s helicopters as the perfect fit both in terms of aircraft performance as well as efficient parts and logistics support.”

Meanwhile, in Peru, Global Business Logistics (GBL) will use its experience and relationships, as well as its reputation as a supplier of aerospace equipment, to support Schweizer’s business. Not only in aircraft sales but also in training programmes, maintenance assistance, and as spares support.Commenting on the announcement, Schweizer President and CEO  David Horton said: “As demand for our proven and reliable helicopters grows, so has the need to ensure we have representation around the world to facilitate sales, government bidding, and 24/7/365-focused customer support and service for every Schweizer operator. We are thrilled to welcome Boncor and Global Business Logistics Inc. to the family as we continue to build our worldwide representation.”

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