23-May-2010 Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Aerosouz has been appointed an authorized Service Centre in Russia for the AgustaWestland range of light commercial helicopters. The Service Centre, based close to the Moscow ring, will provide maintenance and repair services as well as maintaining a spare parts inventory for the AgustaWestland helicopters, enabling the company to offer its growing customer base in Russia an even greater level of service.
As the first AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Russia, the appointment of Aerosouz marks a significant milestone in AgustaWestlandâ€™s strategy to expand its presence in Russia. Additional Service Centres will follow in other locations where AgustaWestlandâ€™s helicopters are operating, allowing the delivery of local support and to enable customers to maximise the operational effectiveness of their aircraft.
Almost 20 new generation helicopters from the entire AgustaWestland commercial range have already been sold in Russia and the company sees further business opportunities in the country across its product range for a number of roles including corporate transport, emergency medical service/search and rescue and offshore transport.
This latest step in Russia is also part of AgustaWestlandâ€™s continuous effort to enhance its global presence through the provision of total support solutions for its customers. By doing so the company aims to support its customers at locations close to where they are based and have their business in order to maximize the operational effectiveness of their helicopters. The number of AgustaWestland Service Centres worldwide now exceeds 70, providing local support to customers, whilst a programme is underway to further expand this network of Service Centres.
Established in 2002, Aerosouz is one of the major players in Russia for light commercial helicopter operations, sales, support and training services. Aerosouz foresees continuing expansion of commercial helicopter operations in Russia in an increasing number of Russian cities in the forthcoming years.