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Work starts on Leonardo's São Paulo support centre
Leonardo has broken ground on a new helicopter support centre for South America that will allow greater mission effectiveness and safety for the growing regional fleet. Completion is scheduled for Q4 2020.
The new 79,000 sqm facility is in Itapevi, just 30 km from Säo Paulo, Brazil.
Read this story in our July 2020 printed issue.

Leonardo is expanding its regional helicopter customer service capabilities in Brazil with the building of a new facility in Itapevi, 30 km from São Paulo. The groundbreaking was celebrated officially in the presence of local and Italian authorities as well as industrial representatives. Construction of the new facility, run by Leonardo do Brasil over a 79,000 sqm area, is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2020. Until then, the company will continue to use the existing centre in São Paulo.

The new support centre will include maintenance hangars, a bonded warehouse, workshops and other supporting services including a dedicated heliport. There is the possibility of further expansion in the future. Services provided include spares, maintenance, product support and engineering services for the AW119 single engine, AW109 light twin series and AW family including the AW139, AW169 and AW189 types.

To date there are over 190 helicopters operating in Brazil. The continued growth shown in South America in recent years along with the introduction of all new models means this latest development will support the company in meeting new requirements in the region. South America shows significant medium- to long-term potential for a range of roles, including EMS/SAR, security and disaster relief applications.

This new, larger facility demonstrates Leonardo's long-term commitment to the region and its customers and aligns to Leonardo's industrial plan's focus on stronger customer support services and proximity. Enhanced services will contribute to maximise the helicopter fleet mission effectiveness and safety of operations to the benefit of operators, crews and the served communities. Outstanding customer service enhancements have also been recognised by Professional Pilot magazine's Helicopter Product Support Survey with Leonardo ranked first for the second year in a row, and in all categories including response time, technical manuals, aircraft on ground speed, technical representatives, service satisfaction, spares availability and cost of parts.

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