Heli-One is working with Leonardo Helicopters to develop expertise in the maintenance of the AW139’s main gearbox (MGB). The Canadian helicopter MRO provider, which is an authorized component repair center for the Italian helicopter manufacturer, will offer MGB maintenance of the intermediate twin at its Delta, British Columbia facility.
The company is working with Leonardo on MGB training and tooling, which builds on the AW139 intermediate gearbox (IGB) and tail gearbox (TGB) capability Heli-One added last year. “Our technicians have worked diligently to implement capability and perform IGB and TGB overhaul services and the MGB will be a great challenge and opportunity to develop their…experience further,” said Heli-One v-p Christian Drouin. “AW139 operators will have the added benefit of expanded service options for their gearboxes from an authorized maintenance provider.”
In addition to component repair, Heli-One is an authorized service center for Leonardo, and its services extend from small component repair to major inspections.