AgustaWestland do Brasil plans major expansion

AgustaWestland Brazilian subsidiary, AgustaWestland do Brasil is to expand with a new facility at Itapevi, 30 kilometres from Sao Paulo. The facility will include maintenance hangars that could accommodate a helicopter final assembly line.

Construction of the new facility is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

The project is being supported by Investe São Paulo, the investment promotion agency linked to the Secretariat of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation.

“The aerospace sector is considered a priority for Investe São Paulo, because it requires highly skilled workers and adds value to a complex industrial chain.”

Juan Quirós, president of Investe SP said: “The aerospace sector is considered a priority for Investe São Paulo, because it requires highly skilled workers and adds value to a complex industrial chain.”

The company has achieved steady growth in Latin America and in Brazil in recent years and this new facility is intended to support the owners and operators in the region.

This new larger facility will enable the company to grow its industrial presence and allow the company to potentially assemble helicopters in Brazil.

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Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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