AVIO AERO signs an agreement in Brazil for AMX fleet support
Rivalta di Torino (Italy), July 18, 2014 – Avio Aero signed a long-term logistic support agreement for the Spey Mk807 engines fitted to the AMX fighters, known as the A-1 in Brazil, in service with the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira).
The contract, which runs for five years, provides for the supply of repair and maintenance services for AMX fleet aircraft engines.
"This contract strengthens Avio Aero’s role as a strategic partner of the Brazilian Air Force and its presence in Brazil”, said Riccardo Procacci, CEO of Avio Aero. “The MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul), together with the CRO (Component, Repair and Overhaul) services, are one of the pillars of Avio Aero’s strategy which, with more than 40-year experience in these activities, confirms its commitment as a Propulsion Technology Partner for the Aviation Industry”.
ABOUT Avio Aero
Avio Aero is a GE Aviation business working on the design, production and maintenance of components and systems for the civil and military aeronautics industry. Avio Aero is the centre of excellence for the entire General Electric group in the field of mechanical transmissions and low pressure turbines. Italy is home to the main headquarters and important plants in Turin, Pomigliano d’Arco (Naples) and Brindisi. Worldwide it employees 4,700 people (about 4,000 in Italy) and has production plants in Poland, Brazil and China. Avio Aero’s origins date back to 1908 and for more than a century the company has led the way in numerous technological challenges. Its ongoing investment in research and development combined with a solid working relationship with leading international universities and research centres has enabled Avio Aero to develop technological and manufacturing excellence recognised at global level: a result proven by the partnerships entered into with the leading worldwide operators in the aeronautics industry.