Leonardo has secured orders for its helicopters within Latin America following its attendance at the LABACE 2023 event.

Among the deals signed was one with Gruppomodena S.A., which has been appointed official distributor of Leonardo helicopter types including the AW119Kx, AW109 legacy, AW169 and AW139 for the civil markets in Uruguay and Argentina.


The distributor, a major player in Latin America for helicopter services, has also signed a contract for two AW119Kx single engine helicopters.

Another private operator has placed an order for one AW109 GrandNew light twin engine helicopter, which will be operated in Brazil.

All of the light helicopter deals announced at LABACE will feature customised VIP interiors and will be used for private and corporate transport.

Leonardo in Brazil

Leonardo also agreed a distributor for the latest generation AW09 single engine model in Brazil.

Gualter Helicopters (Aero Service Representação) has signed contracts for three aircraft for executive transport with three different end-users in the country.

These latest achievements for the AW09 in Brazil come two months after the appointment of Gualter Helicopters, which had signed preliminary sales contracts for 20 units in March, providing evidence of the already anticipated strong interest from potential operators in acquiring the new type.

Acquired three years ago by Leonardo, the AW09 perfectly complements Leonardo’s product range in the Long Light Single segment, introducing an all-new design aircraft to sustain long-term competitive positioning in this weight category.

With a 45% share over the last 10 years, Leonardo is a world leader in the twin-engine VIP and corporate helicopter market including private, charter and VVIP or government transport services.

More than 900 Leonardo VIP/corporate helicopters are flying today globally, approximately 25% are based in Latin America.

Operators can benefit from the new service and logistic centre in Itapevi, São Paulo, which has allowed the company to further increase the level of technical assistance over the last two years, with the potential for a future expansion.
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