9-Mar-2017 Source: Heli-One
Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has added capability for the Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair. This proprietary repair can be performed in within 30 days and is a more affordable option for customers than replacement.
Prior to the availability of this repair, operators’ only option was to replace the entire duct. Heli-One became the first MRO provider to develop this quick and cost-saving proprietary repair in response to increasing customer demands. Heli-One has performed more than 300 exhaust duct repairs since introducing this capability.
Heli-One Poland has grown its AW139 capabilities since opening in 2014 and now includes base maintenance and 1st Generation Exhaust Duct repair. It is strategically located in Poland’s ‘Aviation Valley’. The facility has EASA, FAA, and TCCA approval; and is an economical MRO option with competitive turnaround times. The 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility has a maintenance hangar capable of accommodating up to six large airframes, a fully equipped avionics workshop, a structure shop with a specialized tail boom repair area, and a dedicated paint bay.
“This new capability at Heli-One Poland gives AW139 operators a quick and economical repair option for exhaust ducts – saving time and money relative to part replacement,” said Anthony DiNota, President, Heli-One. “Our Poland team continues to expand its MRO services, becoming a destination for customers’ AW139 needs. Heli-One Poland’s prime location, economic advantage and state-of-the-art facility, combined with our continually improving maintenance and component capabilities positions our team as a select choice for operators.”
The repair process has been developed for the following aircraft part numbers:
2nd Generation Exhaust Ducts:
Additionally, new duct blanket replacement part numbers were added to their 1st Generation Exhaust Duct repair capabilities: