17-Aug-2012 Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a new AgustaWestland Service Centre has been opened by AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services for AgustaWestland commercial helicopter customers. The service centre is located at AVIASURâ€™s modern facility at Santiagoâ€™s Arturo Merino BenÃtez International Airport in Chile, where an official opening ceremony was held on 8th August.
The opening of a new service centre in Chile continues AgustaWestlandâ€™s strategy to provide customers with greater levels of service close to their operating locations. The opening of AVIASURâ€™s Service Centre brings the number of AgustaWestland Service Centres worldwide to over eighty, with a programme underway to further expand this network around the world.
AgustaWestland is continuing to increase its market share in South America and now has 17 of its helicopters operating in Chile comprising eight AW119 Koalas, seven AW109s, one Grand and one W-3A Sokol. The first GrandNew light twin helicopter is scheduled to be delivered to Chile later this year.
In 2011 AVIASUR were appointed Independent Sales Representatives for Chile and Peru for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters. AVIASUR also provides a wide range of aviation services from its Santiago headquarters including a full FBO service, aircraft sales, charter flights and aircraft management for private and corporate clients.