19-Oct-2011 Source: Turbomeca
Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) HAS signed a five year GSP (Global Support Package) contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, to cover the support of Makila 2A 100 gas turbines. The engines power the EC 725, operated by Brazilian armed forces all Three Presidential and the transportation group.
The GSP, based on a maintenance lease Predicted fleet flight hours, Is The First To Be signed across the Brazilian armed forces. A Spokesman says, “it Demonstrates confidence of the Brazilian military Customers in Turbomeca’s capacity to support ’em, Earned over 20 years of experience.”
The contract covers initial provisioning, technical support on-site pool and fleet management and training.
The Brazilian armed forces Turbomeca engines operated Have Since 1980. Today, the fleet includes 230 Arriel & Makila engines and, with the delivery of a new EC 725 fleet, IS set to grow.
In 2008 Brazil Ordered 50 EC 725 helicopters, powered by Makila 2AS To Be assembled, Tested and overhauled at Turbomeca do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro .
Furthermore, in 2010, the Army Launched a program to update the Army’s fleet with the Arriel Pantera 2C2CG.
Opened in 2002, the Turbomeca do Brasil repair center, based at XerÃ©m, overhaul and repairs all Turbomeca engines operated by the military forces
Turbomeca do Brasil, together with Turbomeca at America Latina Montevideo , Provider support services for Customers operating over 500 engines 1.400 across Latin America .