The prime has entered into a strategic partnership with the Victoria-based research and testing services provider.
Advanced Technology Testing and Research (ATTAR) has been tapped by Leonardo Australia to deliver non-destructive testing (NDT) services at its facility in Fishermans Bend, Melbourne — a joint investment with the Commonwealth government.
Specifically, ATTAR has been tasked with delivering advanced NDT for key helicopter components under a recognised global standard, at Leonardo’s helicopter main gearbox Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Facility (MROF).
The work is expected to include support for both ADF projects and emergency services platforms.
“Our Fishermans Bend facility is a state-of-the-art centre built to service our Australia commitments,” Giorgio Mantegazza, the managing director of Leonardo Australia, said.
“The partnership with ATTAR strengthens our position in the Australian market and will provide greater service for Leonardo commercial, public and defence clients locally and in the regional market.”
ATTAR CEO Glenn D’Costa added, “This agreement is testament to the effort and investment made by both companies over the past 30 years in supporting the Australian Defence force.
“ATTAR is focused on delivering quality and excellence by supporting Leonardo in meeting its client commitments and regional service centre goals.
“The partnership is a showcase of how a leading global company in Leonardo has identified and partnered with an Australian technology business to provide a critical service.”
ATTAR has provided NDT training and bespoke inspection services for over 30 years to a global market, from its Scoresby’s headquarters in Victoria, Australia.
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