Leonardo and UI International of the Republic of Korea on October 16 signed a Support Distributorship Agreement during the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX). The agreement aims to further expand their collaboration in marketing, sales and service supply for the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial and public utility helicopters in the country.
With this agreement, UI International will set up an additional facility to increase the responsiveness of support operations covering all the relevant models flying in the Republic of Korea. There are close to 30 Leonardo commercial and public utility helicopters flying in the country, which has more than doubled over the past five years. This fleet is comprised mostly of AW109 and AW139 helicopters plus the recently introduced AW169 and AW189, for which UI International already supports marketing activities.
The vast majority of EMS fleet in the Republic of Korea is comprised of Leonardo helicopters. Leonardo has more than 50 helicopters of various types in service or on order by the country’s military.
The new agreement with UI covers spare parts, ground support equipment, tools, technical assistance, training and additional services. It is also aimed at enhancing the customer support capabilities of UI Helicopter, Leonardo’s only Authorized Service Center in the Republic of Korea.