P145 Philadelphia

Leonardo Helicopters' Maintenance, Repairs & Overhaul (MRO) facility is a state-of-the-art FAA-certified helicopter repair station, located at Leonardo’s USA headquarters in North East Philadelphia.

Leonardo Helicopters specializes in turbine rotorcraft completions, maintenance and overhaul. We have the ability to provide anything from light repairs to heavy maintenance, inspections, structural repairs, component overhauls, avionics, paint, interior, non-destructive testing (NDT), import/export, aircraft shipping, pre-purchase evaluation and more.

Meet the Team

30 plus years in aviation

Working in the aviation industry since 1992

30 plus years in aviation on both fixed-wing & rotary wing aircraft

With Leonardo since 2010

Aircraft maintenance expert with 40+ years aircraft industry experience

Four decades in aviation

James Helkey

“I am currently going on 10 years with Leonardo. I originally started my career in the United States Marine Corps as a CH53 crew chief and then transitioned to working on Helicopter EMS for the next 15 years becoming the Director of Maintenance of their P135. I joined Leonardo in 2014 as the Senior Manager of the Technical Representatives for North, South and Central America and held that role for 7 years. I am currently the Director of Maintenance for the AWPC CMRO for the past 2 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business/Organizational Development and Change Management from the University of Toledo, Airframe and Power plant license, and numerous factory airframe and engine courses. I am also a proud father of 3 daughters.”

Carlos Infante

"For the first eight years of my career, I worked with the Colombian National Police performing shop and crew chief activities on different products including Bell 206 and 212, as well as Black Hawk UH60. Since then, I've spent 20 plus years with Agusta in Philadelphia starting as an Airframe & Powerplant mechanic until becoming today the Senior Manager for the CMRO. I have an Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and have completed multiple courses that included different engines and airframe models. I'm married to a wonderful Colombian woman and we have two great kids."

Kevin McCullough

"I began my career as a crew chief in the U.S. Air Force working on F-4E aircraft. I attended school during the evenings to obtain my Airframe & Powerplant License. Following the USAF, I worked at United Airlines for about 15 years as an A&P Mechanic and an RII inspector. My first round of employment with Leonardo was in 2006 in Part 21, during the initial production of the AW139, as a Production & Flight Line Inspector, for approximately 5 years. After several years doing different aviation related jobs, including Quality Manager and Inspector & Receiving Inspector, I returned to Leonardo in 2019 as a Part 145 Inspector with my primary focus being on the MH139 Program. In April 2022, I accepted the Post-Production Manager, Industrial Operations position, managing the maintenance of the MH139 & P145 completions areas, while also acting as a liaison with Part 21."

Denise Pawlowski-Sheahan

"I am a graduate of Strayer University with a BBA and a major in HR Management. I joined AWPC (now Leonardo) in 2010 and have been with the company ever since. I am currently the Manager for Business Operations in P145 and manage a team of several people. As part of Business Operations, my team is responsible for P145 planning, customer invoicing, workorders, travel, timekeeping, purchase requisitions, developing and monitoring Opex budget, monthly financial close and other operations’ activities. We also coordinate interdepartmental communication for P145. In my role, I am also responsible for P145 Process Improvement Projects, reviewing P145 contracts, and overseeing and implementing the Lean Service Center Principles. I enjoy spending free time with my family."

Michael McDonald

“My career has included military, FAA, Part 135 Air Charter, Part 121 Airline, and Part 145 Repair Stations. I joined Leonardo in 2005 as an aircraft maintenance technician, and have been in my current role as Senior Manager, Quality Control for our Part 145 Repair Station for since 2012. I have an Associates of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University, and a FAA Airframe & Powerplant license. My achievements include receiving a safety badge from the National Transportation Safety Board from member John Goglia, and letters from previous employers concerning safety.”

Mario Oliveto

"I am going on 39 years working with Leonardo and am currently managing the Part 145 maintenance and repair shop. I began my career at Dawn Aerospace in 1983 as a fixed wing Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) technician. I then joined AWPC (now Leonardo) in 1984 as an A&P technician building strong personal customer relationships in an intimate small company setting. I am proud to be part of the world-leading company we have today, which evolved from the contributions of countless professionals who joined this great team."