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RUAG Aviation has secured authorized service center status for the Leonardo AW139 helicopter at its locations in Sion and Lugano, Switzerland. This authorization confirms RUAG Aviation as a full support partner for the AW139 helicopter, including all maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, as well as warranty services.
“The new type ratings for the Leonardo AW139 at both our Sion and Lugano locations enable us to support our customers with the full set of personal services they require, at a location convenient to their needs,” said Andreas Baumann, general manager helicopters, RUAG Aviation.
He emphasizes further, “We are keen to ensure they enjoy the same extensive portfolio of reliable solutions and proven expertise for their AW139 helicopter as they do for the other helicopters and aircraft in their fleet.”
RUAG Aviation now extends its helicopter expertise on behalf of AW139 owners and operators. Targeting reliability, cost-efficiency and optimized downtimes, the company provides individualized solutions for helicopters, ensuring access to the entire RUAG Aviation helicopter competence network at their various locations in Switzerland. Capabilities include MRO, component MRO, cockpit and cabin upgrades, refurbishments, and painting, as well as warranty and support and consulting services.
“Achieving authorized service center status for the AW139 allows RUAG Aviation to strengthen our partnership with our customers, as well as with Leonardo Helicopters. We continually strive to improve the support and services we offer on behalf of our customers and our customers’ priorities,” said Baumann.
The company’s state-of-the-art infrastructure managed by dedicated specialists make RUAG Aviation the premier partner of helicopter owners and operators in the region.
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.
Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.
RUAG is an authorized service center for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland), Piaggio, Sikorsky, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service center for 328 support services, Hawker Beechcraft , Viking and MD Helicopters.
RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces. The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.
RUAG Aviation is an approved Part 21/J EASA design organization, Part 21/G EASA production organization, and Part 145 EASA maintenance organization.