Leonardo appoints RBI Hawker Australia as rotor blade repair service centre
Leonardo Helicopters has appointed RBI Hawker Australia as a rotor blade repair service centre. The Brisbane-based facility is now authorised to offer OEM-approved helicopter rotor blade repair services to Leonardo AW139 and AW109 models.
RBI Hawker, which operates a 1,000 sq m (10,764 sq ft) maintenance facility in Eagle Farm, Brisbane, is a joint venture between Hawker Pacific Airservices, a Jet Aviation company and Bell.
Jet Aviation’s vice president for north east Asia Ian D’Arcy said: “This service expansion demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing high-quality OEM-supported rotary blade repair services to both government and commercial Leonardo helicopters operators in the region.” The authorisation revealed the company’s commitment to providing high-quality OEM-supported rotary blade repair services to both government and commercial Leonardo helicopters operators in the region, he added.
“We look forward to working closely with Leonardo Helicopters to provide the quality customer service and support that operators have grown accustomed to expect from RBI Hawker, both in the Middle East and Australia,” added D’Arcy.
RBI Hawker’s Brisbane facility has operated in Australia since receiving its Part 145 maintenance organisation approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in June 2021. It was appointed a Customer Service Facility for Bell in July 2021.
The company has provided maintenance support to both commercial and military helicopter operators in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and wider regions from Dubai since 2005. (Pictured are members of RBI Hawker’s Brisbane facility team).