Leonardo: support and maintenance services grow stronger in Europe with SPECTO Aerospace appointed helicopter Blade Repair Centre

  • Based in The Netherlands, SPECTO Aerospace will deliver main and tail rotor blade repair for the growing fleet of AW109 and AW139 types 
  • Leonardo is committed to deliver the highest quality of service to its customer base worldwide in line with the Industrial Plan 
  • Europe accounts for nearly 40% of AW109 sales and almost 30% of AW139 sales

Paris, 18 June 2019 – Leonardo announced at Paris Air Show today the appointment of SPECTO Aerospace, as a Blade Repair Centre for the AW109 light twin and the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter main and tail rotor blades in Europe, including Russia. 

The appointment follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Amsterdam in late 2018, allowing SPECTO Aerospace to join a network of other four Blade Repair Centres based in UAE, UK, USA and Singapore. Headquartered at Amsterdam Lelystad-Airport, The Netherlands, SPECTO Aerospace has more than 15 years of experience in maintenance of composite components. SPECTO’s facility at the Royal Netherlands Air Force base in Woensdrecht is specialized in the repair of helicopter rotor blades for the civil and military market.

This latest step is evidence of Leonardo’s commitment to expanding material and technical assistance across the important European market, and aligns with Company’s Industrial Plan aimed at strengthening the level of service worldwide. Customer feedback and growing market success were essential reasons for Leonardo to expand its footprint in the region. Focus on proximity and customer satisfaction remain key drivers of Leonardo support network’s mission and investments. 

The popular AW109 light twin series and the world class AW139 helicopter experience continued success across Europe for a wide range of missions including VIP/corporate transport, offshore transport, EMS/SAR, law enforcement and public utility duties. Europe accounts for nearly 40% and almost 30% of their respective global sales.   

Website: www.spectoaerospace.com

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