25-Sep-2013 Source: Turbomeca
Turbomeca (Safran) signed a 25 million EUR contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force for the repair, overhaul and inspection of their Makila engines.
This contract covers the Makila 1A2 engines, powering today the 17 AS532 Cougar helicopters of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. These helicopters are used for missions in for instance Afghanistan, “anti piracy mission” at the Horn of Africa, fire fighting and local missions in the Netherlands, where the helicopter has proven its capability.
Compared to the Makila 1A1, the Makila 1A2 offers higher performance and continuous power availability thanks to its EECU (Electronic Engine Control Unit).
Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced 70,000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 30 Certified Maintenance Centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers, and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units. For more information: www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com .