Leonardo has completed the operational preparedness of its new Service and Logistics Centre in Itapevi, 30km from So Paolo, significantly strengthening its level of quality services servicing helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America. The new location is centred on an 80,000 m2 area, of which 6,000 m2 includes buildings and infrastructures, and can accommodate up to 20 aircraft concurrently. The new centre will allow service capacity to be increased by up to 50% compared.
190 Leonardo helicopters are in service in Brazil, and 120 are in the State of So Paolo. The new facility will be able to accommodate up to 370 aircraft annually, with room for expansion. For approximately 220 units, or nearly 25% of Leonardo’s global VIP helicopter fleet, VIP/corporate and VVIP transport are among the missions performed by Leonardo helicopters in the region. The AW119 single-engine, AW109 light twin legacy, AW139 intermediate twin, and AW169 light intermediate are the most common.
Growing regional demand for VIP, security, public service, and offshore transport has necessitated this latest service development. As part of Leonardo’s long-term commitment to the region, the new Itapevi Service and Logistics Centre focus on better support services and accessibility to operators. Enhanced services will enable operators, crews, and the communities served to maximize mission effectiveness and safety. Leonardo’s Be Tomorrow 2030 Strategic Plan commits the company to offer leading, complete support and training services to operators in terms of safety, quality, effectiveness, cost, and sustainability.