RBI Hawker Australia announced today that it has been appointed a rotor blade repair service center for Leonardo Helicopters. The Brisbane-based facility has been operating in Australia since receiving its Part 145 maintenance organization approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in June 2021. It was appointed a Customer Service Facility for Bell in July 2021.
With this latest approval, RBI Hawker Australia is authorized to offer OEM approved helicopter rotor blade repair services to Leonardo AW139 and AW109 models from its 1,000-square-meter maintenance facility in Eagle Farm, Brisbane.
“This service expansion demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing high-quality OEM-supported rotary blade repair services to both government and commercial Leonardo helicopters operators in the region,” said Ian D’Arcy, Jet Aviation’s vice president for North East Asia.
“We look forward to working closely with Leonardo Helicopters to provide the quality customer service and support that operators have grown accustomed to expect from RBI Hawker, both in the Middle East and Australia.”
RBI Hawker has been providing maintenance support to both commercial and military helicopter operators in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and wider regions from Dubai since 2005. It is the authorized Bell CSF and Leonardo Service Center with an extensive OEM-approved standard and expanded repair portfolio.