AgustaWestland and Abu Dhabi Aviation will set up a joint venture (JV) in the UAE to operate in the field of maintenance and training for helicopters.

The JV will carry out certain services related to helicopter repair and overhaul, customisation, modification and upgrading and the sale of helicopter spare parts and accessories.

It will also work with other local companies to develop a fully integrated helicopter pilot training centre in Abu Dhabi.

The new company will allow AgustaWestland to offer Abu Dhabi operators a range of services available in Italy or the US.