Leonardo announced that its new Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center has now achieved full operational capability. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized the company’s new Part 145 support centre, allowing the 21,000-square-foot facility in Broussard, Louisiana, to provide full helicopter blade repair, spare parts, and technical support to customers across the Americas.
The facility has been partially operational since January 2019 providing customers with spare parts and support. Now with FAA approval, the facility is fully operational and able to service rotor blades for all AW109, AW119 and AW139 models.
The Gulf of Mexico Support Center is evidence of Leonardo’s commitment to expanding material and technical assistance across the Americas,
More than 700 Leonardo helicopters are in service across the Americas. Leonardo explains the new support centre aligns with its Industrial Plan aimed at strengthening the level of service worldwide. Leonardo states its North American fleet has doubled in the last 10 years and demand has also grown in Latin America.
Additional Leonardo Helicopters Support Centers in the Americas are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Las Vegas, Nevada; and São Paulo, Brazil.