17-Sep-2012 Source: Heli-One
Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces it has been awarded a 10-year, multi-million dollar contract by the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) in support of the German Bundespolizei’s (BPOL) fleet of Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L1 helicopters.
As per the terms of the agreement, Heli-One is responsible for the performance of G-level maintenance inspections for the BPOL fleet, as well as engine and major dynamic component overhauls, airframe refurbishment, system upgrades and integrations as well as various interior modifications from its Stavanger, Norway operations and maintenance base.
“Heli-One is very excited to have been selected to provide MRO support the Bundespolizei Super Puma fleet,” expresses Larry Alexandre, President of Heli-One. “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with NAMSA and BPOL with regard to providing helicopter maintenance services, and to have been entrusted with delivering long-term depth maintenance for a fleet we have previously supported is a testament to the quality we deliver to the critically important national defense and security markets.” Alexandre explains that in addition to having performed modifications to the BPOL AS332 Super Puma fleet from 2006 to 2008, Heli-One has extensive experience on the helicopter; having successfully delivered a wide variety of MRO services to AS332 operators across the globe for 25 years.
The Bundespolizei (BPOL) is a uniformed federal police force in Germany and operates under the authority of the Federal Ministry of the Interior; utilizing the AS332 Super Puma in a variety of roles that include border security, counter-terrorism, air rescue and a variety of other activities.
The AS332 or “Super Puma” is a long-range, twin-engine passenger transport capable of carrying up to 24 passengers and three crew members, depending on the helicopter configuration. The helicopter is primarily utilized in offshore operations and VIP transport duties.
Heli-One is headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, Canada; with maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Delta, BC; Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado, USA and Rzeszow-Podkarpackie, Poland.