Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland opens Aberdeen regional supply centre

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland celebrated the official opening of its new regional supply centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of local dignitaries and representatives from major operators and industry.

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Located close to Aberdeen Airport, the new facility has been operational 24/7 since January delivering spare parts to operators.

The centre supports a range of customers using the AW139 and AW189 helicopters for oil and gas in the North Sea and will support UK search and rescue operations.

The Aberdeen supply centre is currently supporting almost 80 aircraft in Northern Europe and this number will increase as more AW139s and AW189s will enter into service. The Aberdeen’s Regional Supply Centre will also act as the spare parts hub for the UK SAR programme.

Later this year, a CAE 3000 AW189 Level D flight simulator will be ready at the centre for training.

Terry Spruce

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