Aero Sekur returns to Paris Air Show with AW189 liferaft system

Aero Sekur returns to Paris Air Show with AW189 liferaft system

20-May-2013 Source: Aero Sekur

Survival systems specialist Aero Sekur returns to the Paris Air Show. Major new contracts are announced for the company’s floatation and external liferaft systems. Continued growth is also highlighted with the opening of a new Repair and Overhaul joint venture, increased international presence and the appointment of a Chief Operating Officer.

An order for emergency flotation and external liferaft systems for the Agusta Westland 189 is the first of a family of solutions for the new Agusta Westland helicopters. Building on Aero Sekur’s proven functionality and reliability, the systems are designed to offer a high level of compatibility across the Agusta Westland range. Benefits include reduced costs, high modularity and shared maintenance across the range.

Business expansion includes the newly formed HRD Aero Sekur – the joint venture with HRD Inc of the US is a one stop hub for the repair and overhaul of commercial aircraft escape slides, slide rafts, liferafts, aircraft / helicopter fire extinguishers and onboard oxygen systems. Operating from new premises south of Rome, close to Aero Sekur’s primary manufacturing base, the facility builds on Aero Sekur’s MRO expertise and is a strategic move to provide worldwide capability.

Aero Sekur has also opened a new company in Brazil. Located in São Paulo, the new South American arm for the organisation is currently a representation office with plans to develop rapidly to full manufacturing for both aerospace and defence products.

Supporting the company’s development, Marco Borghesi has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Responsibilities include overseeing operations across the Aero Sekur group’s four main activity areas namely, airborne systems, defence products, technology solutions and MRO services. Marco Borghesi is working with Silvio Rossignoli (President) and Mark Butler (Chairman) on further development and growth of the company.

The Aero Sekur group comprises Aero Sekur Spa, Aero Sekur Ltd, Aero Sekur Inc, Sekur Sistemi Srl,
HRD Aero Sekur srl, Sensichips SpA and Aero Sekur do Brasil.

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