Helicopter maker Leonardo adds 166 jobs, $65 million training center in Northeast Philadelphia

Mar 10, 2019 327

BY: Joseph N. DiStefano

Leonardo, the Italian helicopter maker, said it will spend $65 million to build a 60,000-square-foot training facility adjacent to its Northeast Philadelphia plant over the next year. The facility will train pilots, crews, and mechanics for Air Force helicopters in partnership with Boeing’s Delaware County plant, and for civilian craft.

The company also said it will add 166 hires to the 590 people already working at the site, at the city-owned Northeast Philadelphia Airport, by June 30 of this year. Leonardo disclosed the facility and the hires in Atlanta at the yearly Heli-Expo 2019 trade show. Company officials said they are not receiving state aid or tax breaks. State and city officials confirmed they didn’t give financial incentives. 

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SOURCE: https://www.philly.com

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